3D Systems higher after announcing new high-end printers

3D Systems (DDD +3.3%) has unveiled two new printers for its high-end ProJet line: the 4500 and 5500X. The former is called "the first and only continuous-tone, full-color plastic 3D printer available on the market," and the latter is said to print objects featuring "the highest quality, most accurate and toughest multi-material composites." (PRs: I, II)

3D adds the 4500 prints semi-rigid plastic parts on a pixel-by-pixel basis in "high-resolution, pantone-like color," and that the 5500X prints twice as fast and produces 60% more volume than rival printers.

The 4500 uses 3D's ColorJet Printing platform, and the 5500X its MultiJet Printing platform. Both are the fruits of an R&D budget that has grown rapidly as of late, following criticism 3D hasn't been spending enough on product development.

Though its consumer/enthusiast-focused Cube printer line gets more press, the ProJet line still accounts for a much larger portion of 3D's printer sales.

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  • riotango07
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    And don't forget that it has entered into a multi-year development agreement with Motorola Mobility LLC, (Motorola) a part of Google Inc. According to 3D Systems(DDD), the agreement aims to create a continuous high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfillment system in support of Motorola's Project Ara, which intends to develop highly-custom, modular smartphones.


    Long DDD.
    2 Dec 2013, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • DolphinGerald
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    We have also a good competition with (OTCQB:MDDD)
    2 Dec 2013, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • deckmaker12
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    They released a comment on FB saying they have a big announcement http://on.fb.me/1870qM7
    2 Dec 2013, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • Lonnie Starr
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    Competition??? A little reading about the pinkies and such.




    Unsurprising that 3d printers would start popping up on the pink sheets and OTC:BB With the seemingly high prices of the leading 3d printers, people would want to try to get more bang for the buck, by finding a lower priced entry.


    DO NOT DO IT!!! Do your Due Diligence very carefully and run if you read or hear things that can't be backed up or verified, good companies do not hide good news or even troublesome facts from their investors. Scam artist always look super rosy because... Guess what they do with the bad news? Conceal it? Who would fashion a false report that was anything less than spectacular?


    But this is the real world and any very tiny company that really has anything earth shaking, is going to get purchased by the big boys. So, most of what's left on the bottom is not worthy of a second look, they're either not going to make it because their lunch has already been eaten by the big fish, or they never intended to try to do anything other than attract your money, so they could steal it away.
    3 Dec 2013, 08:51 AM Reply Like
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