Stocks

3D printing stocks have been on a roller coaster since the general public discovered 3D printing in 2013. Most stocks have experienced exponential growth and peaked at the end of 2013, dropping to then peak again in the middle of 2014. After this relatively small bubble burst, causing some 3D printing stocks to lose as much as 80% of their value, many things have happened.

The reason why Protolabs and Materialise are doing very well now (and 3D software companies like Dassault and Autodesk have been doing very very well for over 5 years) is that they are perceived as service providers – which is (correctly) seen by analysts as a more immediately profitable operation for AM, since it does not require high capex. On the other hand, hardware companies such as Stratasys, 3DS, voxeljet and ExOne, while they do provide AM services, are seen primarily as hardware manufacturers. This means that they are expected to become profitable when large companies start bringing AM production in-house, which is going to happen more gradually.

So the stock growth progression goes: 3D Software -> AM Service -> AM Hardware. Today, while AM could be seen as a way for aerospace and automotive companies to streamline operations in the medium and long term, the huge shock to the aerospace and automotive sectors that is coming in the short term will impact these investments as well. We’ll see. And as always we’ll keep tracking all of this on 3D Printing Media Network’s free 3D Printing Stock Watch Service.

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  • I’ve been reviewing our weekly 3D print company valuation data, and have some interesting results to report. We began reporting the valuations (the “cost to buy the whole company”) back in March of 2021. Each week we publish a report on that week’s changes through a leaderboard. In the beginning,…

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  • In this article, Fabbaloo‘s founder Kerry Stevenson takes a look at the biggest in 3D printing in terms of market cap. It has been a tumultuous period for both the stock market and 3D printing stocks. Many companies have seen their market cap drop drastically, especially (but not limited to)…

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  • It’s not eactly a great moment for some leading US-based digital manufacturing service providers. Their real businesses are doing rather well, even considering the complex geopolitical and macroeconomic situation, however their dismay performances on the stock market after recently going public, are generating some significant headwinds. That was definitely the…

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  • A little over a year after defining a SPAC merger to become listed on the NASDAQ, manufacturing services provider Fast Radius, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSRD) filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions on November 7, 2022. The petitions Add Newwere approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware enabling…

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  • Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM), a leading supplier of additively manufactured electronics (AME) and multi-dimensional polymer, metal & ceramic 3D printers, reported that on a preliminary basis, its unaudited approximated consolidated revenues stand at $10 million for Q3 2022, which represents a 646% increase over the same period in 2021.…

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  • Levin

    The Stratasys Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a limited duration Shareholder Rights Plan. Although it is never mentioned directly, the move could be seen as a response to the recent acquisition of a 12.12% stake in the company by Nano Dimension and a way to protect Stratasys shareholders by…

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  • In a press release published today, the Board of Directors of bioconvergence group BICO stated that it has: “Full confidence in the CEO, management and current strategic direction.” Why did the company (which is publicly listed on the Nordic NASDAQ) have to come to this dramatic action? Apparently, an internal…

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  • Markforged Holding Corporation reported that its revenues increased 27%, to $91.2 million, in FY 2021, from $71.9 million in 2020. Gross profit grew 26%, to $52.9 million, in 2021 from $41.9 million in 2020 and gross margin was 58% in 2021, consistent with 2020. However net loss from operations also…

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  • Essentium appoints two new executives. Edna Garcia as Chief Financial Officer and Will Chiang as Chief Operations Officer.

    Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ACAH) (“Atlantic Coastal”), a special purpose acquisition corporation focused on the future of mobility, has terminated its previously announced business combination agreement with Essentium, Inc., a leading innovator of industrial additive manufacturing solutions, by mutual agreement of all relevant parties. As a result, Atlantic Coastal…

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  • Italy-based D-Orbit S.p.A., a market leader in space logistics is going to merge with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. and become a publicly listed company. The transaction values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $1.28 billion (€1.13 billion) post-money, as it continues development of the ION Satellite Carrier technology…

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