News on HP and the 3D Printing Industry From Market Realist

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Investing

News on HP and the 3D Printing Industry From Market Realist

HP announcement leads to huge volatility for industry players “Despite the gains [in 2013], all the above-mentioned 3D Printing stocks suffered major declines in 2014 too. As of November 2014, 3D Systems and Stratasys stocks were respectively down 58% and 8% year-to-date. The primary reason for this decline is thought to be HP’s announcement that it will target the 3D printing industry for its future growth. According to 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental, HP’s entry into the 3D printing industry is expected to pose significant challenges to existing players in the industry. Wohlers Associates analyst Terry Wohlers expressed optimism about HP’s Multi Fusion Jet technology. He believes that HP’s technology has the potential to throw many other firms “out of business.” HP’s lower costs and faster throughput is expected to make the 3D printing industry more...

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Make It In India or Use 3D Printing Technology? What is the 3D Printing Strategy?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Business, Education

Make It In India or Use 3D Printing Technology? What is the 3D Printing Strategy?

Make In India aims to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub. International management expert Richard D’Aveni feels that it can be achieved through future technologies and not through old-world thinking. Another argument says that Modi’s Make In India has the right intent but a more conducive strategy for its success is imperative. Economic commentator Gautam Mukherjee agrees with Richard D’Aveni and says that India should take on hi-tech manufacturing because the mass manufacturing of low tech items is better done in China for many years. He adds that Make In India, in the coming years, will be seen to have rolled out in defence production. India buys more armaments than any other country in the world with huge investment. Anybody coming to India, who collaborates with private sector for defence equipments production, will have massive yields in terms of FDI. Are they developing CAD software in India for 3D...

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3D Printing Aquisitions- 3D Printing Finance News

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in 3D Printing

3D Printing Aquisitions- 3D Printing Finance News

Stratasys, has acquired GrabCAD. GrabCAD is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based startup that created collaborative product development software for engineering teams to manage and share CAD files. The terms of the all-cash deal were undisclosed, but TechCrunch is reporting that it is worth about $100 million. This deal was competitive because GrabCAD had been in sale discussions with a number of suitors, which may have included Autodesk ADSK +1.01% and Adobe. GrabCAD co-founder and CEO Hardi Meybaum will remain as head of the company and it will be run as a separate operation under the Stratasys Global Products and Technology Group. GrabCAD was one out of twelve companies that participated in the TechStars Boston accelerator program in 2011. Prior to the acquisition, GrabCAD raised a total of about $13.6 million in funding from investors. Some of GrabCAD’s investors include NextView Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture, Seedcamp, David Sacks, Angus Davis and Alex Ott. Will Amazon’s best selling 3d printers run...

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