3D Systems Corporation CEO: We're at the Center of a $35 Billion Market

Last week, 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller and Motley Fool industrial bureau chief Blake Bos attended the Inside 3-D Printing Conference in New York City, where 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) CEO Avi Reichental gave a keynote address, covering a range of topics around the future of 3-D printing and how the company is positioned for the industry's growth. Most notably, Reichental told attendees that 3D Systems will continue chipping away at what it believes is a $35 billion "design-to-manufacturing value chain."

The design-to-manufacturing value chain that 3D Systems is after encompasses the entire design process, from idea to finished product. Worldwide, when all the pieces are added together, it equates to a $35 billion opportunity, which Reichental believes 3D Systems' 3-D printing portfolio sits at the center of.

That said, Reichental acknowledged that 3D Systems' supply of metal 3-D printers cannot keep up with demand, despite increasing manufacturing capacity, and the modular smartphone project known as Project Ara has a goal to create tens of thousands of unique finished parts daily.

Check out the video below to see Steve and Blake break down 3D Systems' keynote address.

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  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2014, at 12:00 PM, Takeiteasy wrote:

    Steve, I wanted to clarify a point in your synopsis. Is 3DS not keeping up with metal printer supply for demand or 3D metal printing technology? Though you said technology, the rest of your summary suggested you meant demand (for the technology). Please clarify. Thanks!


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