SLM SolutionsSLM Solutions AG, (web site) (ticker AM3D on Germany’s Xetra exchange) reported a very strong Q1 this morning. 

 

 


 

  • Q1 revenue grew 130 % to EUR 8.5 million
  • By March 31, SLM Solutions had already received orders valued at EUR 14.4 million – a quadrupling compared with the previous year’s quarter’s EUR 3.6 million. This new order intake comprises 17 machines (previous year: 7 machines), and includes 7 units of the top performing product, the SLM 500HL (previous year: 0), 7 units of the SLM 280HL (previous year: 5) and 3 units of the SLM 125HL (previous year: 2).
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to a positive EUR 0.3 million this year, vs. negative EUR -0.2 million in Q1 of 2014
  • Management Board anticipates consolidated revenue increasing to between EUR 55 million and EUR 60 million in 2015

See Q1 2015 Earnings Press Release

The Q1 growth trend is apparently continuing also.  CEO Dr. Markus Rechlin stated:

“Our new order intake has reached a total of EUR18.5million as of May 11 – compared with EUR 7.4 million in the previous year. In the context of industrial manufacturing, plant and machine builders are focusing increasingly on metal-based 3D printing to produce complex components with outstanding properties.”

See also: (SLM Solutions Q1 2015 Report (PDF)

SLM Solutions Corporate Overview Video


Based in Lübeck, Germany, SLM Solutions began trading as a public company in May 2014. SLM Solutions uses selective laser melting, or SLM, technology in the industrial metals space. In addition to an OEM of 3D printers, SLM also produces vacuum and investment casting systems. SLM’s customers are in the automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer electronics, and medical device industries and include General Electric, Siemens,  BMW,  and NASA.  SLM opened a location in Novi, Mich in 2013 to provide closer access to U.S. automotive customers.


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3D printing stock Graphene 3D LabIn news this morning, New York based Graphene 3D Lab (TSXV: GGG, OTCQB: GPHBF), announced the company is launching a new line of water-soluble filaments.

The water-soluble filaments are primarily used to occupy negative space during a 3D print.  These filaments are used to fill gaps designed in objects and allow the print to be suspended over air.  Following printing, the object can be placed in water, and the water-soluble material will completely dissolve, leaving empty space.

This launch adds to their line of electrically conductive filaments (press release) and Nylon 680 filaments (press release) which have FDA approval for indirect food contact, and have superior strength and physical attributes when compared to consumer-grade materials currently on the market.

Graphene 3D Lab sells filaments through several channels, including their web site at BlackMagic3D.com.

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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.

 


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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:

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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.

3D printing stock

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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