3-D Printing Developments Investors Should Know About

Shares of both 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) and Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS  ) were up, by 16% and 15% over the past 5 days, respectively, but what was behind the jump in this industry? In this video, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses how 3D Systems beat recent accounting irregularity allegations, which caused its short-term spike, and he discusses some long-term projections for the industry, including patent litigation that we should expect to see, as well as how long we'll have to wait before personal 3-D printers are practical for the home.


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  • Report this Comment On November 30, 2012, at 11:36 AM, 3drp wrote:

    Got to disagree that "SSYS simply went along for the ride" due to the 16% increase in DDD. The 2 are entirely separate. DDD may have had their boost from clearing up their accounting issue, but SSYS had its own reasons for its 15% increase. The anticipation of the approval and now the actual approval of the Objet merger. BTW, this is something SSYS should have and could have done in 2003-2006, when they were distributing Objet in the USA.

  • Report this Comment On November 30, 2012, at 11:46 AM, 3drp wrote:

    When Objet and SSYS were together, 2003-2006, they proved to be fierce competition for 3D. It will be interesting to see what transpires with all of the recent acquiitions on both sides.

    Additionally, there are far more new startups on the low end. It only takes 1 or 2 shining stars to make this entire industry change.

  • Report this Comment On December 03, 2012, at 11:23 AM, TMFBos wrote:

    I'm very curious to see how SSYS and Objet operate after the merger. It appears they'll be ran as two entirely separate companies initially and will cross sell between brands. I noticed you have a lot of interest in the segment, here's some great sites for industry news:

    http://www.rapidreadytech.com/.

    http://wohlersassociates.com/index.html

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