Simple. 3D printing is not new. It has been around for decades. The applications were always limited. It will never be used for manufacturing in any significant way. People are not going to have 3D printers on their desk like they have personal computers--only geeks will do this and there are not enough geeks to make this a significant market--witness the collapse of Radio Shack. The only thing new about 3D printing is the recent rush of unsophisticated lemming "investors" into the stocks and over the cliff.
You hope it goes down because you are short. 3D Printing will be a 100B industry in the next decade or so. Technology in the last 2 years has exceeded by far all the cumulative tech in the space since its inception. The strides being made are nothing short of amazing. More use cases and applications coming as well that you can't even think of or imagine.
It won't be in everyone's home for the next 5 or 10 years and that doesn't matter. It's volume and application will be in medical, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and that alone is the 100B plus opportunity
wow you're right. There certainly hasn't been above average sector growth the past few years. Everything is exactly the same as it was in 1987! That must have been the first year they 3D printed all those prosthetics, orthodontics, and liver cells.
Doesn't need to be on everybody desktops and I don't believe the industry is trying to move that direction. The applications are endless. Use your imagination. The industry will have it's up's and down's but it will move forward and expand. One has to see this as a long-term investment. We'll see where it's at in 5 years.....