Category Archives for Investing

Stratasys and MakerBot Merger

Stratasys will purchase MakerBot for a $403 million stock deal. MakerBot was exploring another round of financing to fund expansion, but recent industry suspicions pointed toward a merger deal. MakerBot will continue to independently produce products after the merger. By … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing, News

3D Systems to buy Arcam?

3d printing giant 3D Systems (DDD) announced today it is raising another $250 million to fund acquisitions. It will do this by trying to sell more stock they are issuing in a secondary offering. Given the size of the raise, … Continue reading

08. May 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing, Metal 3D Printing, News

3d Systems Teams with Creaform

3d Systems is following the path we predicted when they acquired Geomagic and announced a new design tool created in cooperation with Creaform called Go!Model.  The design tool fills a gap in the market for entry level scanning software.  Go!Model is … Continue reading

18. February 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, Investing

List of 3d Printing Stocks

If on January 1st you made a portfolio of the pure play 3d printing stocks, you would have had a 22% gain by now.  In comparison, the S&P500 returned 4%.  What qualifies as a 3d printing stock?  Stocks with most … Continue reading

14. February 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing

ExOne IPO Analysis

Industrial 3d printer maker ExOne will IPO in the coming months and list as XONE on the Nasdaq market.  They hope to make about $75 million through the IPO.  The prospectus they recently released to potential investors contains gems on … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by admin
Categories: Investing, News

3d Systems Buys Geomagic

3d printing giant 3d Systems is getting a little bigger. They announced today they will buy Geomagic, Inc. Geomagic provides high quality tools for converting 3d scans to printable content.  Their Geomagic Studio is the top product for reverse engineering … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by admin
Categories: 3d Scanning, Investing, News