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Motley Fool  Apr 22  Comment 
On May 2, all eyes should be on 3D printer sales when the 3D printing company reports first-quarter 2018 earnings.
Yahoo  Apr 11  Comment 
Investors need to pay close attention to 3D Systems (DDD) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.
Motley Fool  Mar 19  Comment 
Here's how things stack up between the two largest pure-play 3D printing companies.
Benzinga  Mar 16  Comment 
3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) reported fourth-quarter results Wednesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations but fell short of convincing Stifel to turn bullish. The Analyst Stifel's Patrick Newton maintains a Hold rating on 3D...
Motley Fool  Mar 15  Comment 
3D printer revenue and unit growth, a strong product-launch pipeline, and expectations of continued double-digit growth in the healthcare business were among the key topics the 3D printing company's management discussed on Wednesday.
Motley Fool  Mar 15  Comment 
The 3D-printing specialist is growing again, and that has investors excited about the stock.




 
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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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