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Motley Fool  Dec 17  Comment 
An interview with Stacey Witten, vice president of investor relations at 3D Systems.
SeekingAlpha  Dec 16  Comment 
Motley Fool  Dec 16  Comment 
This 3D printer bypasses the razor-and-blade approach that 3D Systems and Stratasys employ and significantly lowers operating costs.
Benzinga  Dec 11  Comment 
Analysts at Longbow Research on Wednesday initiated coverage on 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) with an Underperform rating. Analyst Joe Wittine set a $25.00 price target, implying a significant downside from current stock prices. He...
TechCrunch  Dec 11  Comment 
 As we enter the second half of this, the Decade of 3D Printing, we are coming to a crossroads. On one hand the Rebel open source RepRap crowd are clamoring to keep 3D printing free, man, while the Imperial forces of 3D Systems and Stratasys –...
Motley Fool  Dec 11  Comment 
In recent quarters, 3D Systems has been deploying its cash at accelerating rates.
Benzinga  Dec 10  Comment 
Analysts at Longbow Research initiated coverage on shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) with a Underperform rating. The target price for 3D Systems is set to $25. 3D Systems shares have dropped 58.47% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500...




 
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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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