Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Happy New Year and welcome back! So much happened as we swapped 2013 calendars for 2014 (and dealt with blizzards, ships stuck in the ice and goodness-knows-what) that we all need a bit of a recap. In no particular order: PTC made the last acquisition in the PLMish...
Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

While I’m at AU with 10,000 of my dearest friends, the PLMish world keeps rolling with acquisitions and earnings. Early this morning, Dassault Systèmes announced that it has acquired an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), a provider of what...
Quickies: A sweet acquisition & more

Quickies: A sweet acquisition & more

A couple of quickies to start your day — and lovely pictures that will make you want to eat dessert first! 3D Systems announced yesterday that it has acquired a start-up that prints customized, multi-dimensional, edible confections from real sugar. The Sugar Lab...
3D Printing Earnings: up Up UP

3D Printing Earnings: up Up UP

Things are jumping in the world of 3D printing. We’ve got earnings, partnerships, acquisitions and boosters so let’s get right to it. If you’re a veteran, be sure to read the last paragraph. Some are predicting that the market for 3D printing is...
MakerBot + Stratasys = Mainstream to Industrial

MakerBot + Stratasys = Mainstream to Industrial

Back on June 19, Stratasys ended weeks of speculation and announced that it was acquiring MakerBot, merging the business and DIY/maker markets for 3D printing. We all could see this coming, right? The only question was when and how and who. MakerBot was founded in...
Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than...
Additive manufacturing roars into 2013

Additive manufacturing roars into 2013

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is hot right now, making appearances in the US President’s State of the Union speech, popular crime-fighting TV shows and all over social media. But is it just hype over something about-to-happen, or are companies...
DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

3D Systems (DDD) today reported record revenue for both Q4 and fiscal 2012, as the hype around rapid prototyping continued to drive demand for its 3D printers and supplies. Q4 revenue was up 45% to $102 million; organic revenue was up 19%. For the year, revenue grew...