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BK001 Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, and the Coming Stock Market Boom
3rd expanded edition
Dr Alexander Elder (Author)

We’re at the dawn of a new era: additive manufacturing allows us to create objects by programming and then printing them layer by layer.

The way we make things hasn’t changed much since the days of a stone axe, made by bashing two rocks against one another.  We take something big and make it useful by cutting, chiseling, drilling, and otherwise reducing it.  We accept a huge amount of waste and severe technical limitations: for example, it may be impossible to drill an S-shaped passage through a solid piece of material.

Now, think of printing a page on a dot-matrix printer, which delivers a multitude of color dots to a blank page.  Imagine that this printer works in 3-D, printing one level on top of another, building a three-dimensional object, layer by layer.

Such technology already exists; you can already buy and use a 3-D printer.

This technology is overturning the key manufacturing principle of the past million years.  Our ability to create new objects will soon be limited only by our ability to program them.  We can create objects that are as complex on the inside as on the outside.

For example, rather than driving to the hardware store to buy a wrench, we’ll have a 3D printer and download a file to print the tool we need.  Not only will we save energy, we’ll need to buy less: you won’t have to get a complete socket set when all you need is a single size.  Manufacturing will return to the US since it will cost roughly the same to print something in Detroit as in China but the shipping cost will be lower and time will be saved.

The coming technological revolution will change our lives.  Along the way it’ll fuel a stock market boom.  This e-book will help prepare you for the great ride ahead and introduce you to the stocks of this looming bull market.

The 3rd expanded edition, released in April 2013, expands several chapters and adds four new ones: Education, Fashion, Recycling, Fun & games, For the young. The chapter on AM stocks has been updated with the latest data and charts.

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Part 1: The dawn of a new era

No more bashing!

The tipping point

Part 2: AM technologies

What’s AM good for?

A meeting with a founding father

3D printers for your home

Who’ll benefit from AM

Creative destruction

Part 3: Riding the new bull market

Fundamental thoughts on investing in AM

The AM stocks to watch

How to hop off before a bubble bursts

The road ahead

Sources / Thank you / About the author

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Astonishing Technology, Great e-book!
August 11, 2012 – Customer Rating:  
After reading Jeremy Rifkin's book "The Third Industrial Revolution" where I found some glimpses about this new technology I got really curious and I wanted to know more. Then I found this new e-book that I suggest to everyone looking for new investing ideas. It's easy-to-read (I'm Italian) and very useful for understanding this new technology and for investing money in this growing sector. What I really liked is the possibility to watch videos and see how these printers work! I'll suggest my clients to buy and read it. Great job Dr. Elder, thanks! Andrea Forni, CFTe FRN Trading Strategies www.frntrading.com
 
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