Electrically Conductive FilamentsIn news this morning New York-based Graphene 3D Lab (GPHBF), (GGG.V) announced that electrically conductive filaments for 3D printing are now for Electrically Conductive Filamentssale (press release).

The filament is compatible with most commercially available 3D printers and can be used to print conductive traces within 3D printed parts for electronics.

Sales are being launched via the company’s new web site at BlackMagic3D.com. You can also follow BlackMagic3D on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/BlackMagic_3D

The availability of electrically conductive filament for 3D printing on a commercial scale could be an industry-changing event that could ultimately drive sales of consumer grade 3D printers higher.  Consider the possibilities that can now become reality when you combine the benefits of 3D printing with the amazing properties of graphene:

Graphene 3D Lab graphene and 3D printing


Electrically conductive filaments be the “killer app” that 3D printing needs to spur much higher consumer adoption.

In addition to the launch of electrically conductive filaments at BlackMagic3D.com Graphene 3D Lab has a busy year planned. The company is developing a multi-material 3D printer as well as 3D printed batteries and it remains my pick for “The Best 3D Printing Stock to Buy Now“.

See investor presentation for corporate goals/timeline.

 


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ArcamLeading titanium 3D printer OEM, Arcam AB announced this morning:

 

 


 

Sales increased by 105% to 137.1 MSEK / = $16.5 million USD  (vs. 66.9 MSEK in Q4 2013)

Operating income increased to 13.2 MSEK = $1.6 million USD (vs. 6.9 MSEK in Q4 2013)

Net income increased to 15.0 MSEK = $1.8 million USD (vs. 7.6 MSEK in Q4 2013)

Order intake increased to 21 (vs. 10 in Q4 2013) systems

For 2014, the company reported + EPS which increased to 3.10 SEK ( vs. 0.96 in 2013) or .37/share in USD. It’s important to note that this figure includes the tax effects of approximately 15.8 MSEK. This is offset by $9.3 MSEK in non-recurring costs, for a net of ~ $6.5 MSEK towards earnings.

currency conversion:

3.10 SEK = 0.374087 USD
Swedish Krona US Dollar
1 SEK = 0.120673 USD 1 USD = 8.28684 SEK

 

To those following the 3D printing space closely, these numbers may not come as a surprise. Most industry experts agree that the high growth niche for 3D printing is in industrial manufacturing of high grade metal parts for aerospace, defense, medical/prosthetic implant markets. These are markets in which Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology is perfectly suited (see interview with Arcam AB CEO: http://3dprintingstocks.com/arcam-ab-ceo/ ).

 

Arcam trades under tickers ARCM.ST on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic and AMAVF in the US as an ADR.


 

Arcam has strong start in 2015 with 5 orders announced YTD:


Earnings Conference Call Today:

Time: February 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CET 

Phone numbers:  US: +1 6465025116 , SE: +46 856642691 ,  UK: +442034281400

For registration please follow link: Arcam Q4 2014 Report

Make sure you are connected to the phone conference by calling in and register a few minutes before the conference begins.

 


Disclosure: I own shares of Arcam AB

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In a post I made earlier this morning I wrote that apparently Garphene 3D Lab (GPHBF) / (GGG.V) has 3D printed a cell phone.

This was based on a quote in Wired magazine’s subsidiary “The Connective“, in which the writer had made a mistake.

The article I quoted from can be read here.

Quoting from the article:

“While existing technology makes printing electronic components such as resistors or wires possible, says Dr. Elena Polyakova, chief operating officer of Graphene 3-D Lab, it stops short of a fully connected circuit with energy storage. With the new filaments, she says, “you can embed wires inside of 3-D printed objects [to] make simple batteries.” The company, which has successfully printed a simple cell phone, is currently manufacturing 1-2 kilos per day of graphene composite filaments and is scaling up production.”

I checked my sources connected with the company to confirm this…and there was apparently some miscommunication that I need to correct.

Graphene 3D Lab is has NOT 3D printed a cell phone, despite what the article cited above reports.

 

I have taken a screen capture of the article as well:

Capture

 

I have always done my best to be as accurate as I possibly can be and have removed the post related to Graphene 3D Lab 3D printing a cell phone which was based on information available to the public and was a direct quote from the article.


 

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Graphene 3D Lab logoGraphene 3D Lab Ready to Commercialize Graphene-Enhanced Filaments for 3D Printing

In news released this morning, Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (web site), tickers: (GGG.V) and (GPHBF) announced the company has a production capacity of up to 10 kg per hour of 3D printer filament and successfully assembled an industrial scale thermoplastic extruder line to be used in the production of conductive graphene filaments. Sales of conductive graphene filament are expected to begin before the end of March.

The move from pure R&D to revenue generation is an obvious milestone for the Graphene 3D Lab. Moreover, I believe retail commercialization of graphene-enhanced filaments is a milestone for the 3D printing industry.

It’s very early in the graphene/3D printing space and you won’t find much information out there on the potential graphene has to cause an increase in demand for consumer grade 3D printers. That said, I believe graphene filaments for use in existing 3D printers will not only be in high demand, they will drive demand for consumer grade 3D printers higher. Consumer grade 3D printer demand is driven by price, ease of use, and the availability of new materials that expands 3D printing of objects with unique and extraordinary properties.

I expect graphene-enhanced filaments to be in high demand given the combination of benefits derived when combining the benefits of 3D printing with the inherent properties of graphene:

Graphene 3D Lab graphene and 3D printing

 

Graphene 3D Lab also has a trademark registration for their new product line described as “Carbon nanoparticles for use in 3D printing; graphene; graphene materials for use in 3D printing; filaments for use in 3D printing.”

I believe now, as I did when the company began trading last year, that the potential for a joint venture(s) with larger players related to graphene materials in the 3D printing space is very high. Being first to market in industrial-scale production of graphene-enhanced filaments now increases that potential.

Graphene 3D Lab is by far my largest personal investment in 3D printing related stocks, and I’m looking forward to an exciting and profitable future in that investment.


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On January 15 of this year I wrote:

“I believe 2014 will see a return to some consideration of fundamentals in 3D printing stocks, and those that don’t have the fundamentals to support their current valuations will strongly underperform.”

As everyone is now well aware, 3D printing stocks as a group have had a very rough year. If you were to combine the market capitalizations of 3D Systems (DDD), Stratasys (SSYS), ExOne (XONE), voxeljet (VJET), Arcam AB (AMAVF) and Organovo (ONVO) into one number and track it, you’d see how dramatically these companies have shrunk in size this year.  The Printing Stock Index does exactly that…and it’s down about 50% this year. Materialise is down 20% from the IPO price and nearly 40% from its highs.

One 3D printing stock…and only one is up 50% over the last 4 months, and that company is Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (tickers GGG.V and GPHBF). As the chart below demonstrates, shares in Graphene 3D Lab have outperformed much larger peers DDD, SSYS, XONE, VJET since trading began on August 11 and I called it “The Best 3D Printing Stock to Buy Now.

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One can argue that shares in Graphene 3D Lab are also down over 50% from the highs, and they’d be absolutely right of course. Shares were hit hard along with all 3D printing stocks during the November-December period.


Graphene 3D Lab in 2015

Looking ahead, I believe (strongly) that Graphene 3D Lab will have a very solid year in 2015 and that shares will ultimately trade to new highs.

Why?

Because in Q1 2015, Graphene 3D Lab will be making the transition from a speculative R&D microcap company with no revenue history to commercializing graphene-enhanced filaments for use in many existing 3D printers according to the timeline in this investor presentation.

3D printing stock Graphene Commercialization

 

As Graphene 3D Lab advances to revenue production, it will attract a new group of investors who are less speculative…investors who will only invest in companies that generate revenue. That pool of investors is much larger by far than the company’s current investor base.

How much exposure Graphene 3D Lab will get to this larger pool of investors when they announce the availability of graphene-enhanced filaments for use in “existing”/ “present-day FDM printers” is anybody’s guess…but I suspect it will be a lot.

In addition to filament sales, Graphene 3D Lab may soon recognize revenues from 3D printer sales via the planned purchase of Boots Industries (web site). This acquisition could also expedite Graphene 3D Lab’s intention to launch a 3D printer “with the capability of printing functional and electronic devices.”


 

Launch a 3D printer “with the capability of printing functional and electronic devices”

To some, this may look like an overly ambitious statement from such a small company.

To me, given the jump Graphene 3D Lab has in graphene R&D, I think this goal is entirely feasible.

The CEO (Dr. Daniel Stolyarov) and COO (Dr. Elena Polyakova) are pioneers in graphene nanocomposites. In 2009 they launched Graphene Supermarket, a commercially successful supplier of Electrically Conductive Granulated Graphene3D Graphene Foams and other graphene-related products with over 7,000 customers globally. Their customer list includes NASA, Ford Motor Co., Honda, GE, Apple, Xerox, Samsung, Bosch, LG, Harvard University, IBM, MIT, Caltech, Yale, Princeton and Stanford Universities. Keep in mind that graphene was first isolated in 2004 and Drs. Stolyarov and Polyakova launched Graphene Supermarket a year before the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of graphene.

Few people in the world have as much experience in graphene nanocomposites as the management of Graphene 3D Lab, and as a nanocomposite engineered for use in 3D printing, perhaps none have more R&D experience. I believe development of a 3D printer “with the capability of printing functional and electronic devices” is within reach of Graphene 3D Lab.

The video below features the CEO of Graphene 3D Lab in an overview of the company’s research, including the development of a 3D printed battery.


 

The bottom line

As Graphene 3D Lab moves from “research and development” to “revenue and distribution” of graphene-enhanced filaments for 3D printing, I expect the company will attract a much larger pool of investors in both 3D printing stocks and graphene-related stocks.

Whether you’re an existing shareholder or new to Graphene 3D Lab, I think this is a great time to average into a position. The well-documented “January effect” in small and microcap stocks and the Q1 launch of graphene-enhanced filaments for existing 3D printers should send shares higher again.


 

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A friend of mine across the pond, Chris Barnatt, has uploaded a video reviewing 3D printing in 2014. Chris is a SME on 3D printing and future technologies and has authored several books on 3D printing, including 3D Printing: Second Edition which I read and highly recommend.

His 11 minute video below covers the biggest 3D printing technology and materials developments of 2014. It also includes discussions on DDD, SSYS, GGG.V, ONVO, MTLS, HPQ, TTD.V, and more.  I think you’ll enjoy it!


3D Printing 2014 Review – Christopher Barnatt


 

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Tinkerine Studios logoTinkerine Studios (web site) which trades under ticker TTD.V on the TSX Venture Exchange and TKSTF on the U.S. OTC market has been hit hard along with other pure play 3D printing stocks, closing yesterday over 70% below the highs for the year. Because Tinkerine remains under the radar of most investors in 3D printing stocks, shares are often thinly traded and volatile.

However, I believe the volatility may be to the upside in 2015 based on a conversation I had with the CFO, Martin Burian recently…a conversation which I received permission to share publicly, in which he stated: “Given our current sales trajectory, our stated goal of achieving $5 million annualized run rate in sales by Q4 2015 is within reach”


For those new to the company, Tinkerine Studios began trading in March of this year following 2 years of success in manufacturing award-winning printers targeting the maker community. The Tinkerine brand name is derived from early DIY 3D printing adopters, often referred to as “tinkerers.” Based in Vancouver, Tinkerine is Canada’s leading 3D printer manufacturer.

During Q2 of this year Tinkerine had a soft launch their new flagship printer the DittoPro, for the prosumer and education markets. Last month the DittoPro won high praise from MAKE Magazine’s 2015 Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. The magazine’s editors who tested the DittoPro concluded:

“The DittoPro is a great-looking machine with print performance to match. It scored as well as some of the best printers we tested, while far less expensive than most of them… we believe that the combination of good design and easy to use software would make it ideal for new users.”

If you look at the company’s financials on Sedar, you’ll see that over the last 9 months revenue generation has been modest with just under $250,000 reported. However, the majority of that revenue came in the most recent quarter ending 9/30/2014, where the company reported a loss of only .01/share. This compares to a loss of .06/share in Q2, and the improvement is due to early sales of DittoPro hitting the books in Q3.

What is the possibility of Tinkerine turning that .01 loss into .01/share gain some time next year?  I’d say it’s much higher than voxeljet and ExOne have of turning earnings positive.

Now, I’m not arguing that Tinkerine should have a $130 million – $230 million market cap as voxeljet and ExOne have… but  a market cap of $6.5 million is absurd.


Why Tinkerine will have a record Q4 followed by rapid acceleration of sales and net income in 2015

  • Recent stamp of approval and exposure for DittoPro printers from MAKE Magazine in their “2015 Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing” This came out after the Q3 was reported.
  • Tinkerine’s online STEM/STEAM education pilot (see press release) is in full swing from now – January 31. The pilot includes over 250 educators and administrators from Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia.
    See also: Tinkerine U web site, article in 3DPrintingIndustry.com, and video below.


Tinkerine U’s academic lessons are written by teachers, for teachers, and are aligned with government/state prescribed learning outcomes.

Even very modest penetration into the education market with DittoPro printers could, (and I believe will), have a big impact on revenue and earnings growth in 2015

Director of Business Development, Rob Smith, told me that “The pilot is going well and includes user testing,  data collection and analysis running to late Q1 2015.  Q2 we be the official Tinkerine U launch, comprised of Academia course content, and STEAM based learning content with continuous upgrades and developments”

  • Tinkerine will be at CES 2015 January 6-9, showing off the new DittoPro printers along with Tinkerine U educational content for teachers. Exposure at the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show will undoubtedly bring awareness to the Tinkerine brand, DittoPro, and the company’s online education platform
  • In Q3, Tinkerine brought in Ben Yan as Channel Manager. Prior to joining Tinkerine, Ben was in charge of global sales at Hewlett-Packard, something I suspect most investors in 3D printing stocks aren’t aware of yet. I also suspect most aren’t aware that Tinkerine’s board includes the former Director of Distribution at MakerBot Industries, RJ Wafer.

 

2015 Cash Flow

In my conversation with CFO Martin Burian, he said he believes the company will be cash flow positive within the next 12 months, that:

Given our current sales trajectory, our stated goal of achieving $5 million annualized run rate in sales by Q4 2015 is within reach”

and

“We would also show a profit once we achieve that sales level.”

While there are no guarantees, I like the risk/reward at these share price levels…a lot. Show me a 3D printer manufacturer with a market cap of $6.5 million that has a genuine shot to turn EPS positive sometime next year, and I’ll buy those shares also.

As for cash burn rate…”Our rate of expenditure/burn is approx $150k a month and declining as sales increase.” I think investors have priced Tinkerine as though a dilutive financing is already in the cards. However, with the company’s $1.8 million cash balance in the Q3 report is combined with increasing sales of DittoPro and a concurrent decreasing cash burn rate, the need for a secondary offering appears less likely.

 

Given the market cap of only $6.5 million and the realistic potential for the company to turn cash flow (and possibly EPS positive during 2015) and I believe the risk/reward in Tinkerine Studios is very favorable here.

 


 

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3D Printing Stocks GIVE backThe holiday season is in full swing and I’m asking investors in 3D Printing Stocks to GIVE to a worthy charity.


“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

 ~Anne Frank

This obviously hasn’t been a good year for most 3D printing stocks and many investors in the space are no doubt wishing for a return to those crazy days of 2013 when all you could do was make money in the space. There’s risk for financial loss in any investment – something we’ve all experienced at one time or another. But let’s face it, people investing heavily in the market…in any class of equities, are typically more financially fortunate (even after a bad year for their portfolios) than most of the population.

When 3D Systems broke former support levels on December 8th and continued its plunge, pulling down other stocks in the space (along with my account balance), I thought….”This is terrible- it can’t get any worse than this!”  When I returned to my senses later that evening I realized the simple truth that “it”, can get worse…much worse.

Now, “it” is not about losing money in a temporarily out-of-favor investment space as 3D printing stocks have been for most of 2014. “It” is about our quality of life…having the simple needs of food, clothing and shelter met…the most basic of things that I doubt anyone reading this struggles with on a daily basis. There are thousands of soldiers now home with traumatic limb and brain injuries or mental health issues. Their tour in the Middle East may be over but their lives go on- forever changed, forever wounded physically or psychologically. Children fighting cancer and adults confined indoors by illness, age, or disability…the list of people for whom life is a struggle every day goes on.

So, for those that really are in need, for whom “it” really cannot get much worse, I’m asking you to give.

There are now over 10,000 subscribers to this site according to my  WordPress admin. panel:

Subscribers to 3D printing stocks

and I’m asking each and every one of you to give to a worthy charity this holiday season. It doesn’t matter what your religious views are, or if you’re conservative, liberal, black, white, gay, straight, red state, blue state… this is the time of year to GIVE to those less fortunate.  


Here are some worthy causes you can give to right now.

E-NABLING THE FUTURE: A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a “Helping Hand.”

The American Red Cross

The American Cancer Society

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Wounded Warrior Project

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Fisher House Foundation Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

American Kidney Fund

Meals On Wheels Association of America  helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.

 

If none of the above appeal to you, I’m sure you have a worthy local charity or know a deserving person or family in financial need right now that you can help.

 

So I’m asking you, if you haven’t done so already,  please GIVE this holiday season.  Be charitable. Be generous. You can make a positive difference in someone’s life.

 

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

~Arthur Ashe


 

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