3D Systems Corp (NYSE:DDD)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company through subsidiaries designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services rapid 3-D printing, prototyping and manufacturing systems and related products and materials.

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Player Avatar gandalfsherman (< 20) Submitted: 1/23/2013 1:53:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $45.90 DDD Score: -19.20

I know it's hot right now, and likely to fall do to its hype. However, 3D Printing is a big deal in manufacturing, and 3D Systems in particular. Compared to Stratasys, which uses FDM additive technology (and other 3D Printing manufacturers), 3D Systems uses Stereolithography, which is much more accurate and refined, and no more expensive (for consumers). In addition, material costs - refiller metals and plastics - are less expensive. In terms of production, stereolithography is more capable of meeting the tight standards of the health care industry, aerospace industry, and is more capable of performing in self-automated situations.

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Member Avatar BobbyWMiller (66.34) Submitted: 1/29/2013 6:03:05 AM
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I started out selling this stock short. Made some good money. Then I talked myself into following the herd which I seldon ever do. Now I'm stuck with this thing. Good luck to you, Sir.

Member Avatar chris293 (84.22) Submitted: 2/14/2013 9:55:47 PM
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5%up, 6%down more or less on a daily basis, that's why it's called a stock market. The numbers only count when you sell high or buy low. Bad mouthing a stock is part of the game. The number that is important is are sales increasing. DDD is positive here and that is what matters. You may notice that some companies have a blow out sales record one year, for example sales of 100% increase and yet only have an increase of 50% the next year, so when compared to the big year most reports would say the company had a minus 50%. That is a figure while negative is not always telling you what you what the situation really is.
Is this the latest game changer or really just hype? I doubt it is only hype since President Obama pointed 3D printing out in his 'State of the Union' speech.

Member Avatar crunkdog (< 20) Submitted: 2/19/2013 6:12:15 PM
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Earnings have been driving this stock, lets see what Feb 25th brings

Member Avatar MrOneHundred (30.60) Submitted: 2/22/2013 4:11:00 AM
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Long term I couldn't agree more.

Short (or Mid) term I see the stock doing something that matches the common phrase about what happens "when ordure hits the thermantidote," except the objects mentioned were just 3D printed.

Member Avatar MrOneHundred (30.60) Submitted: 2/25/2013 5:32:07 AM
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@chris293:

"... President Obama pointed 3D printing out in his 'State of the Union' speech."

I ask you... consider that statement and answer your question... "Is this the latest game changer or really just hype?"

Member Avatar chris293 (84.22) Submitted: 4/9/2013 11:02:46 PM
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You and I might suspect that this lull in the bull run on 3D Systems is due to many businesses wanting to keep the equipment and material prices low until they get their own 3D systems set up. For investors, of course you never know, it could more of 'hurry up and wait'. How many companies have returns of over 20%+?

Member Avatar CoyoteMoney (< 20) Submitted: 5/8/2013 9:20:47 AM
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One use that I'm not seeing discussed much is printing replacement parts as needed. That would eliminate storage and shipping costs for low volume parts and could potentially extend the useful lives of a wide range of products.

Member Avatar gixxer1979 (< 20) Submitted: 5/31/2013 11:02:23 AM
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While watching the news this morning, I saw a that doctors successfully saved a baby's life in February by printing an airway splint because his airway kept collapsing. Here is the story.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57585883/airway-made-by-3d-printer-saves-infants-life/

Member Avatar chris293 (84.22) Submitted: 6/13/2013 12:56:33 AM
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Check out 'Hot Tech Stocks' in the latest Forbes, 3D Systems. no SYSS or Ex-One listed. This goes with the excellent points that you have in your post.

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