Stratasys Acquisition In an interview with Bloomberg  on Tuesday,  Stratasys founder and Chairman Scott Crump revealed that the company is on the acquisition hunt again. Crump explained:  “Because there is so much opportunity we also will selectively grow though M&A.  We have an organic project to get Stratasys into additive metal.  It’s rational to say that through M&A we… Continue reading

As a rule, I don’t buy penny stocks and I’ve definitely never written an article about one.  Many stocks trading under $1/share are likely to be fraudulent in one way or another.  Some companies trading as penny stocks may have good intentions from management and actually be on the up-and-up, but they still lack the industry… Continue reading

I’m a bull where 3D printing stocks are concerned. I’m a bull based on many of the usual fundamental metrics employed to value a high growth company such as revenue and earnings growth, cash flow from continuing operations,  price-to-sales, increasing institutional participation, etc.   But looking beyond the usual metrics used for stock valuation, 3D printing… Continue reading

Citing a source close to the negotiations, last week a rumor from TechCrunch surfaced that 3D printing leader Stratasys (SSYS) is in talks to acquire Brooklyn, NY based MakerBot.  Since then there’s been no comment from Stratasys management, and MakerBot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on the speculation but then added “We’re not going anywhere”.  Of course in the… Continue reading

Two weeks ago I wrote an article focused on The ExOne Company (XONE) and in it I mentioned the importance of the expansion of their Production Service Centers (PSCs) for future growth: “In 2012, ExOne’s PSC network accounted for 45% of total revenues utilizing just 5 PSC centers. The company plans to expand to 15 PSCs by 2015, and that rapid expansion is why… Continue reading

In recent days and weeks Merger and Acquisition activity has begun to heat up in several publicly traded 3D printing stocks. Today 3D Systems Corporation announced they are buying approximately 80% of Phenix Systems,  a leading global provider of Direct Metal Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printers based in France.  This is 3D Systems’ 4th acquisition of 2013 and should… Continue reading

In news today from Organvo Holdings (currently trading on the pink sheets) the company announced they now meet the independent director requirements for up-listing to the NASDAQ or NYSE.  Keep an eye on ONVO for  the usual momentum as the company gets closer to up-listing.  Trading on a major exchange will bring a huge pool of potential new investors to the… Continue reading

3D printing company Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS), along with other 3D printing “pure plays” 3D Systems Corp. (DDD), The ExOne Company (XONE), and the related software and services company Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) are the current leaders in an industry that many believe will usher in a technological, industrial, and societal leap forward over the next decade.Others disagree… Continue reading