A 3D Printing Metals IPO from Aurora Labs

September 4. 2016. 4 mins read

It couldn’t have been more than 2 years ago when 3D printing was all the rage with investors until about the beginning of Q4-2014 when the bubble decided to burst. Here’s a look at what happened to the 3D printing metals IPO from ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) right around that time:

eXone Stock Price

Notice how ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE) traded on hype for a while then settled back down to the opening IPO price before crashing right around where we marked that red “X”. Now let’s look at what happened to the share prices of the two biggest players in the 3D printing market around that same time (1st is DDD, 2nd is SSYS):

DDD Stock Price History

SSYS Stock Chart

It seems that Q4-2014 marked the time when the market decided to settle on more realistic valuations for 3D printing stocks. In the past year though, 3D printing stocks seem to have rebounded. The Nanalyze 3D Printing Stocks motif has actually beaten the S&P 500 year-to-date as seen below:

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