3D Systems

Is Align Technology (ALGN) a 3D Printing Stock?

We’re almost three quarters of the way through the year now and the bull is still charging. Since our focus is on investing in emerging technologies, we can use the NASDAQ 100 Index (the top 100 companies traded on the NASDAQ exchange) as a benchmark for tech stocks. There is a popular exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks […]

Is 3D Systems Losing Focus by Acquiring Cimatron?

We’ve written in previous articles about the large number of acquisitions that 3D Systems seems to engage in over time and the broad types of companies they like to acquire. In November of 2014, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cimatron, a deal that was finalized just yesterday for around $97 million. With the […]

3D Systems Continues Acquisition Spree

In September of this year, we published an article highlighting 14 acquisitions 3D Systems has made this year. Just this month, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) has made 3 additional acquisitions. The first acquisition on December 4th was Figulo Corporation. Founded in August 2011, Figulo 3D prints ceramic objects using a proprietary alumina and silica mixture specifically designed for 3D printing […]

All About 3D Printing IPO VoxelJet

Investors in pure-play 3D printing companies have fared well this year with the 2 biggest players by market cap, Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), up +22% and +51% respectively. The first IPO in the 3D printing sector, ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE), has paid investors handsomely since February this year with an +80% return. The second 3D […]

14 Most Recent 3D Systems (DDD) Acquisitions

Just several days ago, 3D Systems announced yet another acquisition when they acquired The Sugar Lab, a company that produces novel 3D confections. Acquisitions have been happening at such a frantic pace for 3D Systems that it’s worth stopping to take a closer look at just what type of companies have been acquired in 2012/2013. […]

Who Sells The Best Consumer 3D Printers?

While consumer 3D printing is in the early stages of adoption, there are many product offerings available today. TopTenReviews.com has published their list of the 2013 best 3D printers based on a set of 5 criteria; features, design, included components, connectivity, and support. Each of these criteria were objectively applied to the printers they evaluated […]

GE’s move into 3D Printing with metals: Part 3 of 3

In the first two parts of this series, we examined GE’s usage of 3D printing and discussed their in-house capabilities. In this last part, we will identify publicly traded companies that might stand to benefit from GE’s push into 3D printing. These are companies that have 3D metal printing capabilities and that we would expect […]