Skip to comments.3D Systems Chokes – Dump 3D Printing Companies at Will
Posted on 08/02/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
3D printing companies cant catch a break. The industry took a tumble yet again Thursday, and thanks goes to 3D Systems (DDD), which missed Wall Streets top- and bottom-line targets.
But, hey thats how it goes with vastly overpriced momentum stocks. Easy come, easy go.
The biggest 3D printing companies DDD, Stratasys (SSYS) and ExOne (XONE) had a great couple of years. But in a year when the market turned against momentum stocks, DDD, SSYS and XONE stock fell back to earth and they came down hard.
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Why would you dump them after they take a dive? Seems more like a long term buying oportunity.
3D printing is cool but I’ve seen that the speed and quality of many of these things aren’t there yet. They will in the future, I believe, revolutionize whole industries.
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“I believe, revolutionize whole industries.”
It could have and it probably would have but the last thing this administration and the banks want is another
industrial revolution that would put capitalism back on
top. This is the throws of a totally manipulated market.
Absolutely! Stratasys is going to grow tremendously. Their ads for Makerbot, a company they bought this year, are everywhere and becoming a household to-get item for many. Personally, I think their printers are overpriced but they make nice machines and software, and the public is buying. They may become the Apple of 3d home printers in a couple years, and people will wish they had invested way back in 2014.
Just on the edge of revolutionary.
MadMax is right I think.
Slam- I don’t care what this admin wants. lol. They can’t stop the future, as hard as they might try... they can’t take sky from me!
So buy now, suffer another 25% loss, and then hold the loss for a 5 year wait?
I haven’t gone MadMax, yet.
Bingo. How many more jobs will robotics kill?
Boy I was rather melancholy on this whole 3D Printing because of Metallurgy 1st and foremost. After seeing GE make Hot Section parts using this, that was my game changer. With that said, CEO's, their top echelon, and BOD's are their to build shareholder equity. Regardless what Merde' the Obama Fan throws at them, they still have to produce and try to get ROI / ROE. I ran into a former co-employee of a firm were we both resided and didn't know one another at the time. He is now retired and told me of a stint he did in a sector where they took the Union Employees down to 1/6th of their former populous because of; Demming, Kiazen, etc etc and streamlining the Manufacturing Process.
3D Printing revisits that and potentially allows them to increase profitability as Obamacare and a host of other imposed cost drivers hit the rotary oscillator aimed at them. The Administration's brethren in labor will not fair well. IMHO Technological advances and the Admin's mandates are putting them in a loose-loose situation.
uh... the whole market took a dump on Thursday...
Any one of these issues can be a deal breaker and with all the hype over the past 18 months, the market has been led to believe that you can buy a high quality 3D printer for $1,000-$2,000. You can't.
Quality machines are $70,000-$1,000,000 depending on the requirements above.
Stratasys does an incredible job of marketing, which probably explains why they fared better along with the success of their low end and consumer grade product line (MakerBot). 3DS has a much wider product offering than Stratasys and their prices are pretty steep. If 3DS can't find a way to control sticker shock in a tough economy, Q3 & Q4 are going to be disappointing as well.
3DS has made some incredible acquisitions over the past 5 years, definitely catering to the commercial and high tech material & quality applications (medical, aerospace, automotive) far more than Stratasys. While earnings and expectations may be down for the industry, they won't be down for long, IMHO.
thanks for the information
Robotics typically performs processes that American workers no longer want to do. Decent labor is almost impossible to find. 7 out of 10 labor applicants cannot read tape measure fractions.
That’s my understanding also. 3D systems has been on a buying spree and that might hurt them short term but in the long run they should do well.
Consider what you would have with a sufficiently powerful computer driving a 3-D printer at the molecular or even atomic level. You would have a replicator.
Printed diamonds? Circuit boards a millimeter thick with a hundred separate layers? It beggars the imagination.
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What’s a tape measure fraction? /s
It's where you use a tape measure to figure out what 3/4 minus 1/2 is. Duh. /s