…3D printing specialist Steve Heller reports from the floor of EuroMold 2014, the world’s largest 3D printing conference, held in Frankfurt, Germany last month, to share the biggest areas he thinks investors and industry watchers should monitor in 2015 and beyond. Going forward, it’s important for 3D printing investors to monitor industry developments to determine if they could have a material impact on their investments….
Steve Heller: Hey, Fools, Steve Heller here. We’re at EuroMold 2014. We’re at day three, Thanksgiving Day. We’re going to be talking about the top trends to be watching for 2015 in the year ahead.
A lot of these are going to be a continuation of previous trends, but I think they’re proliferating a little bit more in the marketplace….
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