Though Camtek (CAMT) has been around for years, it didn’t become one of the key 3D printing stocks until November when it announced it would introduce a printer capable of fabricating printed circuit boards.
It sounds too advanced to be true, but truth be told, the complexity and technology behind the solder mask technology may have been a tad hyped. Either way, the process is proven, and could truly change — by lowering the cost — the way electronics makers perform low-quantity production runs.
It’s still the riskiest of the five 3D printing stocks under the microscope, as there’s no actual production of its circuit board printer yet, and no absolute guarantee one will go into production. But, CAMT stock is making forward progress.
Even without the help of a great deal of news from the company, that momentum paired with the mere possibility of a mass-production circuit board printer generates enough of a bullish undertow to make Camtek worth a shot … for the higher-risk portion of portfolios.
As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.