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The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.
This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields, one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.
Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.
Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.
This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit…
This Marriage of Tech Companies Will Produce a Profit Surge
If there is one thing I've learned over the course of my long career analyzing tech companies, it's how to discover the hidden plays with a bona fide tech giant like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) that most investors miss.
You'd be hard pressed to find a company that knows more about sophisticated technology than Google.
After all, this is the company that hired the most noted futurist on the planet and prominent inventor, Ray Kurzweil. He was enlisted to help with Google X, the secretive R&D house that has now spawned projects like the driverless car and Project Glass, the state of the art in wearable tech.
It just shows the range of projects Google has backed from home automation to contact lenses with important medical uses for diabetics. Not to mention the Android operating system for smartphones.
But many of its partners are not yet publicly traded.
All the more reason why savvy tech investors need to take a close look at one of its partners, a 3D printing company.
You see, Google sees 3D printing as an innovative and cost-effective way to build parts to support their many businesses.
For example, for more than a year now, Google has been heavily investing in a 3D printing endeavor called Project Ara.
It is a complex idea, but basically it boils down to one thing: the marriage of innovative 3D printing technology with the mobile revolution.
Conceptually, Project Ara's focus is to create modular smartphones with parts made from 3D printers. It is also an open hardware platform free for developers to design and manufacture modular smartphones of their own.
This sort of platform will shrink the market's dependence on larger smartphone manufacturers that rely on the Android operating system. In turn, it will create a breeding ground for thousands of independent developers to create phone hardware with a lower cost of entry.
Project Ara is specifically focused on the modular aspect of smartphones (that is, the combining of components), which is where 3D printing becomes especially integral. Here's why:
About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today. He regularly delivers winning trade recommendations to the Members of his monthly tech investing newsletter, Nova-X Report, and small-cap tech service, Radical Technology Profits. In the past two years alone, his subscribers have seen over 100 double- and triple-digit gains from his recommendations.
As a consultant, senior adviser, and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms, Michael enjoys privileged access to pioneering CEOs and high-profile industry insiders. In fact, he was one of five people involved in early meetings for the $160 billion "cloud" computing phenomenon. And he was there as Lee Iacocca and Roger Smith, the CEOs of Chrysler and GM, led the robotics revolution that saved the U.S. automotive industry.
In addition to being a regular guest and panelist on CNBC and Fox Business Network, Michael is also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter. His first book, "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" warned people about the coming financial collapse - years before "bailout" became a household word.
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