Introducing Investing in 3DPrinting > > >

On 4/16/12 Stratasys merged with Objet, another leading 3DPrinter maker, privately held at the time – Stratasys is now the largest 3DPrinter company in the world. Here are the market leaders in 3DPrinter sales and software for 3DPrinting…

_________________________________Stratasys (SSYS)

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‘Stratasys, Inc., Minneapolis, is a maker of additive manufacturing machines for prototyping and producing plastic parts. The company markets under the brands Dimension 3Dprinters and Fortus Production 3DPrinters. The company also operates RedEye On Demand, a digital manufacturing service for prototypes and production parts. In 2011 Stratasys acquired 3DPrinter maker, Solidscape, Inc. According to Wohlers Report 2011, Stratasys had a 41 percent market share in 2010, and has been the unit market leader for the ninth consecutive year. Stratasys patented and owns the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) process. The process creates functional prototypes and manufactured goods directly from any 3D CAD program, using high-performance industrial thermoplastics. The company holds more than 285 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business & industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-product industries.’

–  from Stratasys investor relations  www.stratasys.com

________________________________3D Systems (DDD)

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‘3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3DPrinters, print materials, creative printable content development, curation and downloads and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. Its expertly integrated rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions reduce the time and cost of designing new products and printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to design, communicate, prototype and produce functional end-use parts empowering our customers to create with confidence.’

– from 3D Systems investor relations  3Dsystems.com

_________________________________Autodesk (ADSK)

invest Autodesk stock‘Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries — including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.’

– from Autodesk investor relations.  Autodesk.com

_________________________Dassault Systemes (DASTY)

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‘As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, EXALEAD for search-based applications and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.’

– from Dassualt Systemes investor relations  3DS.com

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