Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

Welcome to a new week. If you were off last week, welcome back; we missed you. Grab a cup of coffee and an apple (or, let’s be real, a pastry) and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … Last week was relatively quiet on the economic news front, though civil...
Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Welcome to a new week! Since we know you had an excellent weekend, overdosing on Olympic coverage, you forgot all that happened last week. Pour yourself a hot beverage and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … According to payroll data, the US...
3D Systems preannounces, shocks Wall Street

3D Systems preannounces, shocks Wall Street

3D Systems Corporation today preannounced results for Q4 that sent its share price tumbling, down 20% at 11AM Eastern. The topline news is good: full year revenue is expected to be around $513 million, just below the midpoint of its prior guidance. Organic revenue is...
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...
3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Not surprisingly, while a lot of us were at PTC’s Live Global user conference in Anaheim this week, everyone else was doing … whatever they were doing. And that, it turns out was quite a bit. 3D Systems Acquires (Most of) Phenix Systems 3D Systems makes...
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...