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The Lesser-Known Way To Play Metal 3D Printing

3D Systems Corporation NYSE:DDD, Materialise NASDAQ:MTLS - The Lesser-Known Way To Play Metal 3D Printing

In a report published Thursday, Pacific Crest analyst Weston Twigg commented on the metal-based 3D printing market, noting that metal 3D printing growth should "remain high" despite an overall "sluggish" environment for 3D printer demand.

According to Twigg, metal-based 3D printers will represent roughly 14 percent of the total 3D printing market in 2016, up from just six percent in 2013. Demand will continue coming from industrial, aerospace and automotive customers.

Twigg continued that Materialise will benefit the most given its multiple partnerships with metal printer companies while its software...