3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) is going on another shopping spree.

The company announced earlier this week that it would offer nearly 6 million additional shares in a secondary offering, raising nearly $317 million "to finance future acquisitions and for working capital and general corporate purposes".  In addition to the $300 million of cash on 3D's balance sheet, the company has nearly $600 million available at its disposal.

The 3-D printing industry is growing at an incredibly quick clip, and has attracted several heavy competitors. Rule Breakers analyst Simon Erickson and Stock Advisor analyst Sara Hov discuss what effect "loading the elephant gun" like this will have on 3D Systems' future.  

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