For those who may be unfamiliar, 3D Hubs is one of the world’s largest network of 3D printer owners, and, every few months, they release an all-encompassing report detailing the latest trends within the industry. In the last 3D Hubs report released this past July, we saw a huge rise in registered 3D printers across the board, two delta 3D printers move into the top spot for highest rated printers, and took a look at how 3D printing hubs were fairing in various design capitals across the world. This time around, 3D printer registration is still growing exponentially, but 3D Hubs shows us who is the most successful of these printer manufactures, some changes atop the best 3D printing cities list, and also the newest tropical destinations to adapt 3D printing into their culture.
While not top secret or highly classified, there are some highly surprising figures when it comes to projections for revenues from space and defense aerospace spending for 2022. Looking at today, analysts now see the figures at $140 million for next year. By 2022, however, those figures should rise to a staggering $600 million.
We all know it’s coming: HP will enter the 3D printing space in a big way near the end of next year. While this is sure to have repercussions which ripple throughout the 3D printing industry, just what those repercussions will be is really anyone’s guess. HP has the cash on hand and executive team to really make a statement within the space. However, with a couple of years to prepare for this move, the current giants within the industry, like 3D Systems and Stratasys, likely have their own plan of attack, in order to hold onto the majority of their market shares. Although HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology is said to be an entire order of magnitude faster than the current industrial-scale 3D printers on the market, there’s little doubt that these other companies will have similarly advanced machines available within the next 12-18 months as well.
Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. the fourth quarter sold 141,030 - but it's not as bad as it sounds. Geode Capital Management LLC acquired an additional 39,645 shares, ARK Investment Management LLC acquired an additional 114,336 shares, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC acquired an additional 78,115, Royce & Associates LP purchased a new stake in 3D Systems in the fourth quarter worth $4,906,000 and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired additional 12,367 shares - all during the same quarter. BTW... 64.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Israel-based 3D printing technology group Nano Dimension will now be able to trade its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the OTCQXmarket. Today’s announcement, which came from Open, Transparent and Connected (OTC) financial markets, will help the innovative high-tech company increase their trading and visibility with U.S. investors, potentially leading to increased revenue and funding for R&D.
It looks like up-and-coming 3D printing startup Carbon3D is in for a wild and successful ride. The company, which has developed new CLIP 3D printing technology, has closed a $100 million Series C investment led by Google Ventures.