There are several ways one can diversify their holdings within any market. An investor could simply research which firms are out there within a particular industry, like the 3D printing industry, and invest small amounts into each by purchasing shares. The easiest way, however, would be to find a fund that’s going to do all the work for you, managed by someone who likely has more experience in the market than you do.
Will we one day in the future watch basketball games played by robots? Who needs a Lebron James on their team, when a 3D printed basketball player could jump 42 feet in the air? OK, perhaps we aren’t quite at that point yet, but researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Harvard University have created a 3D printed robot that has the ability to jump six times its own height, and even more impressive is the fact that it can do so over and over again without suffering a malfunction.
3D printing technologies have worked like nitrous oxide in the race to more advanced, customized robots by enabling research teams and even commercial ventures throughout the world to rapidly, and relatively inexpensively, prototype and evolve new models. As 3D printing technologies advance, so will the robots and a, seemingly, very basic “soft robot”, created by Harvard Engineers, may be the clearest representation of that trend.