Here's how things stack up when we run the two leading 3D printing companies through a metric-to-metric comparison.
The 3D printer maker's healthcare segment has been a steady growth engine -- arguably the company's best business segment in 2016 so far.
Three Fool contributors see three very different (potential) outcomes for 3D Systems a decade from now.
Thus far, 3D printer sales have been most under pressure.
The majority of its risk currently hinges on how well the company navigates the uncertainties surrounding the competitive and macro environment.
If the 3D printer maker shows meaningful progress in these areas, it could improve its value proposition.
The 3D printer maker is now emphasizing its manufacturing solutions.
Management's thoughts on the present, the future, and the competitive landscape.
There were several aspects of 3D Systems' earnings that suggest the company is making notable improvements in its business.
Overall, there were a number of bright spots and one major area of concern in the 3D printer maker's latest earnings.