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3D Printing Stocks – And What Is Happening With 3D Printing Firm Organovo?

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3D Printing Stocks – And What Is Happening With 3D Printing Firm Organovo?

The recent slide over the last few weeks has been spawned from the company’s latest secondary offering in which they raised an additional $40 million at a $4.25 share price. This struck a nerve with investors and provided yet another opportunity to rake in the profits. While the market didn’t love this news, in my opinion, as well as that of the company, this was a move to insure that Organovo remains a market leader within the bioprinting space. With around $90 million in cash on hand and no debt, Organovo now has a balance sheet which would make any biotech company envious. While analysts don’t expect the company to realize a profit until sometime in 2019, the magnitude of what Organovo is trying to do certainly makes their market cap of $345 million seem appealing, especially when the company recently estimated their current planned areas of research could lead to $400+ in annual revenue in the long run. Nothing is a certainly, especially in the bioprinting industry, much less the 3D printed biotech industry, but Organovo has a significant lead on the competition and has built a strong foundation for future success with partnerships with companies like L’Oréal and Merck. Any hint at a wildly successful product, either through these partnerships or their own R&D, could lead to a $1 billion+ buyout offer in the long run even if the company is not yet...

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3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

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3D Printed Heat Exchanger Has Venture Capitalists Wanting More

Fuller’s gizmo is a heat exchanger – a device that is found in fridges, air-conditioners, power stations and, in this case, cars – and a product of 3D printing. Its internal geometry is so complex it can’t be made any other way. It’s half the weight of similar devices, significantly more efficient – and already has Silicon Valley venture capitalists keen to know more. Why? Because the heat exchanger industry will be reportedly worth $20 billion within the next five years. READ MORE I’m very excited to see how Additive Manufacturing can improve heat exchanger performance. It will enable complex designs that would be impossible to braze, either to fit into odd shaped spaces, to enhance the heat transfer coefficient, or to reduce the pressure drop by smoothing flow transitions and entry effects. Designs could also easily be customized or tailored to the air flow to increase performance in high-flow regions or save weight in dead air spots. I would also be very interested in seeing how printed surface treatments could be applied to internal, irregular...

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3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

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3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

3D Printing Industry Set to Explode: 3 Promising Picks The 3D Printing industry seems to be on the brink of major transformation, with expanding end markets, influx of players and burgeoning applications for the technology. We believe that as 3D printing begins to permeate across more sectors, the time is ripe for investors to enter the arena and ride the impending wave of growth. READ FULL ARTICLE     “Digital Cobbler” Feetz Walks Off With $1.3 Million for 3-D Printed Shoes Feetz Inc., a Tennessee-based startup that calls itself a “digital cobbler,” as it makes custom footwear with 3-D printers, has raised $1.25 million in seed funding to begin offering its goods to consumers, the company said. READ FULL ARTICLE     Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. It’s raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers. GE is an interesting investor, considering the manufacturer’s decision to adopt 3D printing for some custom parts was part of the inspiration for MatterFab’s founding. READ FULL...

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Short Selling in 3D Printing Stocks?

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Short Selling in 3D Printing Stocks?

Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell 0.3% to 38.5 million shares. Some 36.5% of the company’s float is short. Days to cover rose to 22. In the two-week short interest period to March 31, the share price fell about 1.5%. The stock’s 52-week range is $26.29 to $69.56, and shares closed at $29.79 on Friday. 3D Systems is scheduled to release its earnings on April 27. Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) saw short interest decline 4.8% in the final two weeks of March to about 10 million shares, or about 22.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at 10. The share price fell about 11.2% in the two-week period. The stock closed most recently at $57.06, and the 52-week range is $51.50 to $130.83. Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell 1.5% to 3.52 million shares. About 39% of the company’s shares are now short. Shares of ExOne fell about 5.7% in the two-week period. The stock’s 52-week range is $13.19 to $48.66, and shares closed at $15.72 on Friday. Days to cover rose to 12. Voxeljet A.G. (NYSE: VJET) saw short interest fall 4.2% to 1.99 million shares, with days to cover falling to 11. The share price fell about 5.7% in the two-week period to March 31. The stock ended last week at $9.15, in a 52-week range of $7.13 to...

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A New 3D Printing Venture

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A New 3D Printing Venture

More 3D printing technology investors are noticing the moves being made by Singapore in the 3D printing industry. Another name has been added to the list of investments, NanoSun, a startup company that has developed their own 3D printed water filtration system. They just got the investment of over 3 million US dollars from China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation. Big name and they mean big business. Why is this Chinese company so excited about this 3D printing company? Well, NanoSun has developed this 3D printed technology to act as a membrane that will treat waste that comes from the Qingdao Industrial Tech properties, covering over 20 square miles in Shandong. A filter that can treat the millions of waste water every year affordably is an amazing feat, especially considering how precious water is for an industrialized nation like China, whom struggles to keep up with unprecedented growth and loosely regulated industries running rampant. The 3D printing venture is the headliner for China’s national push to market their industrial waste water treatment plan. This venture will then pave the way for distribution of effective filtration products throughout the world, having a huge impact on the environment. 3D Printing Innovation that Inspires NanoSun has only been around for about two years and they have already developed so a great breakthrough technology through harnessing 3D printing. While traditional layer water channels battle with modern wastewater, NanoSun’s 3D printed layers are even equipped for water recovery. The 3D printed layers, which are fabricated at Nanyang, even keep going twice as long and are resistant to breakage, against bacterial and those with chemical properties. They even carry a flow rate of no less than ten times more than routine water filtration layers. What will show at Qingdao will be a moderate, yet compelling innovation that can transform dirtied and modern wastewater into a wellspring of clean water, without the era of auxiliary waste, which different existing frameworks have. We see incredible potential for creative innovation to succeed in China and past global adoption. There is an expanding interest for the business to treat wastewater better and quicker. Applying NanoSun’s innovation at an expansive scale will build the productivity of water treatment and diminish the effect of natural contamination. That is the reason why 3D printing angel investors are so excited about stories like these. Small companies doing big things, thanks to the incredible capabilities that 3D printing technologies bring to the table. The joint endeavor is required to further help NanoSun’s endeavors to build its scope of water treatment items to take care of mechanical demand. The start-up will likewise be working with different schools to grow new layers with inventive materials and procedures. ‘NanoSun innovation can’t be created without business investors. Numerous groups are water-focused on, confronting a deficiency of clean drinking water or contamination in their water sources. This is the place where savvy yet proficient arrangements can have an enormous effect to individuals’ lives. This is the future of major business...

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GE Ventures Invests in MatterFab Metal 3D Printing

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GE Ventures Invests in MatterFab Metal 3D Printing

GE Ventures has invested $5.75 million into MatterFab to produce a metal 3D printing system that is faster, scalable and less expensive than those currently available on the market. “MatterFab’s 3D metal printer is an order of magnitude cheaper and has the same quality as million dollar metal 3D printers. This means that every industry can take advantage of the strengths and freedom of metal 3D printing. MatterFab has focused on lowering the total cost of ownership for industrial additive printing, pioneering lower machine, support, and material costs.” – http://matterfab.com/ Metal 3D printing will create opportunities for manufacturers across the world in the injection molding, medical, and aerospace...

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3D Printing Financial News – Makerbot Layoffs and What it Means for the 3D Printing Industry

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3D Printing Financial News – Makerbot Layoffs and What it Means for the 3D Printing Industry

“It’s consolidating with Stratasys, so it’s economies of scale and looking at duplicate positions and consolidating,” the employee said. “We have a new CEO, so he has a different plan in mind,” she said, crying. “I’m sorry, it’s a hard day.” MakerBot was founded in 2009 by Bre Pettis and quickly rose to prominence as one of the few companies pushing 3D printing to market. The company bought by Stratasys for $403 million in 2013, and Pettis left as CEO to lead an “innovation workshop” at Stratasys. His successor, Jenny Lawton, has moved over to Stratasys this year. That’s when Jaglom took over. He is the first MakerBot CEO to come from Stratasys. ​ ​UPDATE: MakerBot has published an official statement that confirmed the layoffs, as well as announced the closing of all three of the company’s retail stores. Here is an excerpt from the post, which can be read in full on the firm’s website. ​ ​”Today, we at MakerBot are re-organizing our business in order to focus on what matters most to our customers. As part of this, we have implemented expense reductions, downsized our staff and closed our three MakerBot retail locations. With these changes, we will focus our efforts on improving and iterating our products, growing our 3D ecosystem, shifting our retail focus to our national partners and expanding our efforts in the professional and education markets.” The question of course….is this an omen of things to come? Or is it a correction whose time has come?  Many of the smaller firms could really benefit from some 3D Printing education as a means of staying alive....

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3D Printing Stocks – Is This a 3D Printing Stock Market Bubble?

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3D Printing Stocks – Is This a 3D Printing Stock Market Bubble?

  For Stratysys, Chief Executive Officer David Reis stated that the industry itself was still in an embryonic stage. He assured investors by noting that there are still major opportunities for the company in the long run. Stratasys’ new estimates reflect an adverse impact of $8.7 million from foreign exchange headwinds. The 3D printer storemanufacturer notes that it intends to bring down its total capital expenditure to $80 million from a prior $110 million this year. The company’s management notes that aside from consumables and customer support, Stratasys experienced weakness in its sales mix across all its geographical...

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Revisiting 3D Printing Investment

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Revisiting 3D Printing Investment

Back in 2013, 3D printing technology created a ton of buzz for the potential impact it could have on our daily lives and future capabilities in a number of industries. As a result, 3D printing stocks shot up, giving a taste of the glory days of emerging technology in the 90’s and 2000’s. This trend didn’t continue into 2014, though, stocks dove as the barrier for entry into the 3D printing business was too high for most people. Fast-forward to today, and you have most leaders of 3D printing business down over two-thirds from then. A New Hope? Now that all the sci-fi dreaming and initial uncertainty about what 3D printing could accomplish has been replaced with real-world progress and increased accessibility, 3D printing companies are able to paint a clearer picture of what types of solutions they can achieve in the near future. We are now seeing the world’s largest industries of medical, energy, agriculture, and defense use this technology on much grander scale. 3D printed tissues and organs are now a reality, custom-fitted medical devices, custom-made engine parts, custom-made replacement parts for large equipment; these are all major resource-saving solutions to businesses involved in 3D printing ventures. According to analytical firm Canalys, the 3D printing market will grow to $16.2 billion by 2018. IDC expects worldwide 3D printer unit sales and installed base to grow at a combined compound annual growth rate of 59% through 2017. These are certainly numbers that would make anyone interested in 3D printing stocks. That’s why 2015 is being pegged as the year of 3D printing investment. The next step in 3D printing investment prospects is getting a piece of the pie by means of acquiring smaller 3D printing companies that can bring big returns for little investment capital. Will 3D Printing Ventures Reinvigorate Interest? If you haven’t been paying attention to the 3D printing industry lately, some multi-national corporations have been throwing huge sums of cash into the pot. Folks like General Electric and Hewlett Packard are really starting to throw their weight around. GE, for example is already expanding their production to include a $32 million dollar 3D printing facility in Pittsburgh, PA. This isn’t just a test plant, either, it will set the precedent for all major competitors in their related industries, like Philips, Sony, Black and Decker, and so-on. Hewlett Packard is reviving their own 3D printing investments by introducing their own 3D printing technology called Multi-Jet Fusion. As you might gather from the name, Hewlett Packard is speeding things up by reducing the price point of 3D printers and increasing the print speed by a factor of 10 times the competitors on the market. This prospect will be huge for grabbing more attention from the average consumer, as we all know, it is much more visually impressive to witness something being printed before your own eyes. For those who are still interested in joining in on an industry that will undoubtedly become integral to our everyday society, prospective 3D printing angel investors should be careful not to wait too long, or the opportunity might slip away as these 3D printing companies grow and merge over the next...

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3D Printing Investments – Carbon 3D Prints Up A $10 Million Deal With Autodesk

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3D Printing Investments – Carbon 3D Prints Up A $10 Million Deal With Autodesk

In late 2014, Autodesk launched the Spark Investment Fund with the aim of investing up to $100 million in entrepreneurs, innovators and startups who push the boundaries of 3D printing. The Spark Investment Fund is the first venture fund exclusively dedicated to driving the overall growth of the 3D printing ecosystem. “Carbon3D embodies the innovation that’s required to change how products are made. The incredible speed of its CLIP technology makes 3D printing accessible for true manufacturing, beyond the prototyping and the one-offs we see it being used for now.” William Dante, of the Association of 3D Printing feels that “this new technology will once again be a game changer in the industry.” Current layer-by-layer 3D printing technology is slow and often produces parts that are mechanically weak due to their shale-like layers. Using a tunable photochemical process instead of the traditional mechanical approach, Carbon3D’s CLIP technology eliminates these shortcomings to rapidly transform 3D models into physical objects. By carefully balancing the interaction of UV light, which triggers photo polymerization, and oxygen, which inhibits the reaction, CLIP continuously grows molecularly solid objects from a pool of resin at speeds of up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing...

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