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3D printing stocks tumble after 3D Systems lowers earnings expectations

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After 3D Systems lowered its expectations for earnings per share for the last quarter of 2013 this morning, its stocks took a dive, bringing fellow 3D printing companies like Stratasys and Voxeljet down as well. 3D Systems was down 27.4 percent this morning and has since bounced back a little bit to being down 15.07 percent, closing at $64.34. The company lowered its expectations after higher than expected spending on research and development, sales and marketing expenses and acquisition concentration costs.

One Response to “3D printing stocks tumble after 3D Systems lowers earnings expectations”

  1. Ram Kanda

    3D printing faces the same problem as Microsoft’s first Surface table. There is no compelling user story justifying the cost/space for enough people. You can staple together several unrelated usage cases, but a single machine will never be in all those situations/locations. The 3D printer making ad hoc screws in a hardware store isn’t making spare parts in a remote village. There just aren’t enough people with real reasons to make objects all the time.