$799 3D Printers: 5 Companies To Watch

$799 3D Printers: 5 Companies To Watch

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Solidoodle announced that it will be releasing a 3D printer for just $799. The product will be ready for shipping in January 2013. At a price-point lower than that offered by MakerBot, this model is in the prototyping phase.

Some facts about the Solidoodle 3:

- No built-in card slot
- Computer must be plugged into printer during entire process
- Calibration required
- There are 2,000 users for the product
- Maximum resolution of 0.1mm\
- 512 cubic inches of build space

Consumer interest in 3D printing is picking up steam. On the financial markets, 3D Systems (DDD) is trading at above $50 at the time of writing, close to a 52-week high. Stratasys Inc. (SSYS) is also trading at close to all-time highs. Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) shares, which were range-bound between $30 and $35, is trading close to the upper-end of that range. Investors are enthusiastic for the prospects of Stratasys and 3D Systems: the price of profit is 52 and 37, respectively.

Quarterly sales are soaring for 3D Systems:

Given the low unit sales for Solidoole (around 1000 units), 3D printing for the consumer is for now, a novelty. The companies engaged in building 3D printing solutions for the industrial market will be the ones to watch.

Analysts are noticing 3D printer companies: JPMorgan upgraded the company to newutral, from underweight in mid-December. BB&T initiated a “buy” rating for 3D Systems in early-December 2012.

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Companies mentioned are:

1. Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides design software and service solutions to customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Market cap at $7.89B.

 

2. 3D Systems Corp. (DDD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of 3D printers and related products, print materials, and services. Market cap at $2.89B.

 

3. Stratasys Inc. (SSYS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of three dimensional (3D) printing, rapid prototyping (RP), and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) systems primarily in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $1.64B.

 

Companies related to the 3D printing industry include:

4. Organovo Holdings Inc (ONVO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): The Company has developed and is commercializing a platform technology for the generation of three-dimensional (3D) human tissues that can be employed in drug discovery and development, biological research, and as therapeutic implants for the treatment of damaged or degenerating tissues and organs.

 

5. Dassault Systemes S.A. (DASTY, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops Windows-based mechanical design automation software for solid modeling in the engineering and manufacturing industries.

 

 

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6 Responses to “$799 3D Printers: 5 Companies To Watch”

  1. I sure hope that price tag goes down soon. Not everyone will be willing to shell out nearly $800 for a printer of any kind.

  2. With the rise of technology more number of people are interested in using 3D printers. But the main problem is that all people could afford to buy 3D printers as it is quite costly. A new 3D will be launched soon which will cheap in comparison to other printers. This will be launched by Solidoodle. This will definitely help people to print images easily.

  3. Apollotrader says:

    laser printers started out a 2k a pop.

  4. Paul says:

    Solidoodle 3D printer is good compared to other printers. Maximum resolution of 0.1mm and cost is reasonable also. Consumer interest in 3D printing has brought such type of printer to the market. Investors are enthusiastic for the prospects of 3D systems.
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  5. pinki says:

    The price tag is not too high, even small business owners like me could afford this new printer. When I started my business I opted for refurbished printers, my friend suggested me to find refurbished printers at Perfdata.com. It helped me save a lot of money.

  6. pachete seo says:

    But the main problem is that all people could afford to buy 3D printers as it is quite costly. A new 3D will be launched soon which will cheap in comparison to other printers. This will be launched by Solidoodle.

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