Yay! Stratasys sees slow return to growth in 2016

Yay! Stratasys sees slow return to growth in 2016

There’s hope in the world of 3D printers! Stratasys announced earnings just now and provided guidance for 2016 that looks pretty good. Not awesome, mind you, but: Total revenue for Q4 was $173 million, down 20% from a year ago Citing weak demand from industrial...
Stratasys sees trouble in maker sales

Stratasys sees trouble in maker sales

Late yesterday, Stratasys announced that Q3 results would be well below expectations, coming in at around $167 million (versus earlier guidance of $155 million to $190 million), with a GAAP net loss of  $155 million to $190 million that’s largely due to asset...
Q&A: VARs, AspenTech, Nastran and more

Q&A: VARs, AspenTech, Nastran and more

It’s always fascinating to see what brings people to the Schnitger Corp. website. Some of it makes sense: I write about PLM and you want to know about PLM — boom! Sometimes, though, it’s not so obvious … Do you really want me to write more...
So much news — so little time: ADSK, ANSS, SSYS

So much news — so little time: ADSK, ANSS, SSYS

Wow – what a day. And it’s not even 9AM! First up, Autodesk says that most new commercial seats of standalone software will be sold via subscription beginning on February 1, 2016. From the company’s perspective, this move creates revenue stability and...

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

I’m at the Autodesk #AcceleratePLM14 conference about PLM 360, so can really only reblab the press release — deeper analysis to come. But you knew something like this was the endgame, right? The juicy parts of the press release: “Stratasys …...
Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. That’s better than recent months but bad news...
Stratasys snaps up 3rd production facility this week

Stratasys snaps up 3rd production facility this week

The news from the additive manufacturing world just won’t slow down, and this week seems to be focusing on building service capacity. This morning, Stratasys announced that it is acquiring “certain assets” of Interfacial Solutions, a Wisconsin...
Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

We’re used to 3D printer news coming from hardware vendors like Stratasys and 3D Systems. But there are software vendors in this space, too, and the hardware vendors are looking to service bureaus to strengthen their ties with customers — it’s not...
Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

Deals in AEC and 3D printing — no Foolin’

Remember how I wrote on Monday that the PLMish world was quiet, at least as far as acquisitions were concerned? I spoke too soon! Yesterday we learned of three deals, one in process modeling and two in 3D printing. Neither is an April Fool’s joke, though there...
Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Happy Monday! We hope you had an excellent weekend and that your favorite movie won big at the Oscars. Pour a cup and let’s do a quick recap of last week as we warm up to a new one. It’s the Economy … A strong “meh” isn’t really the news we want, but...
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