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Motley Fool  Oct 23  Comment 
3D Systems warned investors of sagging sales, but said its healthcare business remains strong.
TheStreet.com  Oct 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Brean Capital downgraded 3D Systems Corp. to "hold" from "buy" on Thursday morning. The firm said it lowered the rating of the 3D printing company because the company lacks visibility heading into 2015. "September...
TheStreet.com  Oct 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES Alcatel Lucent was upgraded at Jefferies to hold from underperform. Pessimism in the name suggests a balanced risk/reward opportunity, Jefferies said. Twelve-month price target is lowered to $2.53 from...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 22  Comment 
Wall Street has learned to be a little skeptical on 3D Systems. Perhaps it deserves more than a little skepticism. The maker of 3-D printing products surprised investors Wednesday morning with preliminary third-quarter results below expectations....
Benzinga  Oct 22  Comment 
3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) said on Wednesday that it expects its third quarter revenue to be $164 million to $169 million, below the consensus estimate of $186 million. The company expects to earn $0.16 to $0.19 per share, also falling...
Motley Fool  Oct 22  Comment 
3D Systems tumbles as much as 17% after providing less-than-stellar third-quarter and full-year guidance.
TheStreet.com  Oct 22  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Despite negative pre-announcements such as the one 3D Systems issued Wednesday, strong earnings resultsafrom companies such asaDow Chemical are helping to ease concerns about a global slowdown and stabilize the stock...


3D Systems Corporation (DDD) is a provider of rapid 3-D printing, prototyping, and manufacturing solutions. Rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects using solid freeform fabrication. The commercial rapid prototyping systems market is nearly two decades old and there are now approximately 50 system or technology vendors worldwide. A substantial number of these companies are small entities, still in the business or technology development phase. More than a dozen of these companies sell stereolithography technology in one form or another. Today, rapid prototyping is used for a much wider range of applications and is even used to manufacture production quality parts in relatively small numbers. Some sculptors use the technology to produce complex shapes for fine arts exhibitions. The market for rapid prototyping systems and materials is highly competitive. 3D Systems tries to differentiate itself by a more comprehensive offering to its customers, all the way from modeling and prototyping to tools and parts. Products include Stereolithography or SLA equipment, selective laser sintering or SLS equipment, and multijet modeling equipment. 3D Systems' products enable the manufacture of three-dimensional (3D) objects from digital data using computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing, software utilities, and related computer applications. These systems are used for applications such as prototyping, concept modeling, and three-dimensional printing, as well as for production of functional end-use parts. The company's systems and materials add value by reducing the time and cost of designing products and by facilitating direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. The company has software alliances with SolidWorks Corporation, UGS Solutions, and Raindrop Geomagic, Inc.

In fiscal 2006, products contributed 34.5% of revenue, services contributed 38.6%, and the remaining 26.9% came from materials. Geographically, the company generated 43.5% of fiscal 2006 revenue from its U.S. operations, 40.0% from its European operations, and 16.5% from its Asia-Pacific operations.

3D Systems was founded in 1986, and is based in Valencia, California. The stock was initially listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NASDAQ") under the ticker TDSC; however, the company transferred its listing to the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol DDD on May 26, 2011.


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