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Monday, June 6, 2016

#3D Printer Stocks Directory Update; Global 3D Printer Market Up +35% in 2015

#Tech Stocks Alert: #3D Printer Stocks Directory Update; Global 3D Printer Market Up +35% in 2015

June 6, 2016 - Investorideas.com, a global news source covering tech stocks releases its new directory of 3D Printer Stocks for investors following the sector. According to a report released in January this year from CONTEXT, an IT market research company, “Worldwide shipments of 3D Printers rose +35% year-to-date (YTD) through the first three quarters of 2015 on the back of shipments of low priced Personal/Desktop 3D Printers.  Of the total 173,962 units shipped year-to-date, 95% of these were Personal/Desktop printers, mostly priced below $5,000. 

This represents a 38% YEAR-ON-YEAR growth for this sub-category compared to a decline in shipments of -3% YTD in the Industrial/Professional segment which saw only 8,706 units shipped through the first three quarters of 2015. Most of the growth came in the first half of the year however, with Q3'15 showing only a 4% YEAR-ON-YEAR growth in Personal/Desktop printer shipments and the Industrial/Professional sector struggling again, down -7% from Q3'14.”

Arcam AB (Stockholm: ARCM.ST; OTC: AMAVF) has operations in Europe, the US, and China and operates exclusively in precision 3D printing of high grade metals used in the aerospace and orthopedic/medical industries.
Ansys, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ANSS) brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2,500 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 70 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.
Autodesk, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ADSK) helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.  Autodesk® 3ds Max® software provides a comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists. 3ds Max 2014 has new tools for crowd generation, particle animation, and perspective matching, as well as support for Microsoft® DirectX 11® shaders. Since introducing AutoCAD® software in 1982, Autodesk has developed a broad portfolio of 3D CAD software programs to help users design, visualize, and simulate the real-world performance of their designs.
Changing Technologies, Inc. (OTC:CHGT) is an emerging technology company focused on developing innovative concepts to bring to consumers. It recently created a new subsidiary — 6th Dimension Technologies — to pursue additional growth areas and market needs in the booming 3D printing sector. A forward-thinking company working to be at the forefront of the next generation of consumer-based technology, CHGT is positioning itself to leverage global demand for the latest technological advances and services the company offers. Changing Technologies, Inc. is in the cutting-edge technology sphere alongside companies like Voxelijet AG (VJET), Arcam AB (AMAVF), and ExOne Co. (XONE)
Dassault Systemes S.A.  (OTC::DASTY) the 3D EXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
Exa Corporation (NasdaqGM: EXA) Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development process. Our products include, PowerFLOW®, PowerDELTA®, PowerCLAY®, PowerVIZ®, PowerSPECTRUM®, PowerACOUSTICS®, PowerINSIGHT®, PowerCOOL® and PowerTHERM® along with professional engineering consulting services. PowerVIZ´ is Exa’s high-performance 3D visualization solution for PowerFLOW® measurements and PowerACOUSTICS® spectral analysis results. Fast visualization of large transient data sets, the ability to easily combine several powerful visualization techniques, and options to interactively examine results in 3D or automatically generate complete analyses with PowerINSIGHT allow you to extract maximum value from your simulation data as never before.
ExOne Company, The (NasdaqGS:XONE) is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed products, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its installed base of 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its eight PSCs, which are located in the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.
Hewlett-Packard Co. ( NYSE:HPQ) creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP DesignJet 3D Printer
Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Proto Labs provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” to product developers worldwide. Proto Labs utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) machining and injection molding to manufacture custom parts for our customers.  Our single focus is to provide new product designers with the easiest, fastest and least-expensive way to obtain low volumes of parts based on their 3D CAD design. Our Firstcut CNC machining service supports an array of engineering-grade resins as well and metals, and our Protomold plastic injection molding service offers hundreds of material choices to designers. This capability is applicable to all markets, including but not limited to medical devices, electronics, appliance, automotive and consumer products.
PTC Inc. (NasdaqGS:PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide.  The PTC 3D Design solution combines our superior CAD technology with best practices to help companies transform their product development process and improve costs, time-to-market, and product quality to enable designers to accelerate the pace of product innovation.
Puget Technologies, Inc. (OTC: PUGE) is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in developing and marketing of consumer-oriented products ready for commercialization. The Company's subsidiaries include B-29 Energy, Inc. (B-29), which is in the development stage. B-29 is engaged in the business of development and distribution of energy products. B-29's products include B-29 Energy Drink and various medical marijuana products, which are under development. B-29 produces these products through its subsidiary, Cannabis Biotech. The Company is also engaged in the development of three dimensional (3D) printing and supporting technologies for My3DP personal printer. The applications of the Company's products are in various sectors, which include crafting, jewelry and domestic goods.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSX:PYR.V) a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis also uses its proprietary plasma atomization process to produce highly pure, spherical titanium and titanium alloy powders, now the standard feedstock for 3D Printing applications.

Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX:ANY.V; OTC:SPIHF) is a Mississauga, Ontario based virtualization technology solution provider. Sphere 3D's V3 Systems division supplies the industry's first purpose built appliance for desktop virtualization. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0(TM) platform delivers virtualization of many of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today; making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment either on premise and/or from the cloud. Sphere 3D maintains offices in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Stratasys, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SSYS) headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1500 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership.
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike with materials ranging from thermoplastics, metals, ceramics and edible sugar. The company also provides software design tools including CAD, reverse engineering and inspection and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSX:TTD.V) e develops, manufactures, distributes and sells 3D printers, software and materials for the consumer and education markets -- the fastest growing segments of 3D printing. Current products include the award-winning Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers (and the soon-to-be-released DittoPro), all acclaimed for their high performance and affordability. Tinkerine’s 3D printers work seamlessly with its integrated 3D software to make printing intuitive and accessible to anyone. With a major focus on education, Tinkerine continues to position itself as one of the emerging leaders in the 3D printer market both in Canada and abroad.

Voceljet AG (NYSE:VJET) is a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers. The Company’s 3D printers employ a powder binding, additive manufacturing technology to produce parts using various material sets, which consist of particulate materials and proprietary chemical binding agents. The Company provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers serving the automotive, aerospace, film and entertainment, art and architecture, engineering and consumer product end markets.

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