As we're now in the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" of 3D printing, according to Gartner, the stock market is taking a very close look at publicly available stocks for 3D printing companies.
Needless to say, the prices of the two publicly traded 3D printing companies, 3D Systems and Stratasys, have been exhibiting some unusual behavior. As you can see in the chart above, both Stratasys (red) and 3D Systems (blue) have grown tremendously in value since the beginning of 2012. 3D Systems had, at one point, 180% growth in 9 months!
Interestingly, both stocks have taken a bit of a tumble as they are likely overpriced, driven high by those stock pickers discovering 3D printing concepts for the first time.
What happens next?
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