GE also eyeing the 3 D's, I believe. Taking GE at face value, they are very intent in leading and leveraging additive printing technologies. Of course they are already making serious jet engine parts and such. They have been evolving some other approaches to additive technologies like supersonic power jets that can construct larger objects and FASTER. Fasterrrrr! One of the holy grails of 3D. Practically eliminating the heating, melting cooling cycle. Just blast metal powders at supersonic speeds and fuse to target. This is done almost free air breaking away form the printing table paradigm. This is one big dog, GE is, with major big industry and government ties/support. Why not a GE bid for DDD? Hostile bid even? Guess it depends on what DDD has in the way of technology and patents and maybe less as to clients and markets?
3D or additive layering is moving forward and doubters are just pathetic and silly looking to me. I believe we will be surprised and then surprised with what is going to happen in this disruptive technology. Question is who is going to survive and profit? I for one am taking my shots and diversifying based on what I can understand and imagine, but carefully. So far so good. It's always easier when the sandwich is slathered with hyponaise and spiked with exubazest. Good luck to all.
DDD management just poured a big chunk of money into R&D. They're not acting like a company that wants to get bought out. I Hope DDD does not get bought out, and is free to run as the leader in this 3D sector.
3D Systems soars on IBM buyout rumors, takes peers higher
Rumors IBM is interested in buying 3D Systems (DDD +6.2%) for $90/share (a 28% premium to current levels) are helping the 3D printer vendor surge to new highs. Rivals Stratasys (SSYS +3.9% - also making new highs) and ExOne (XONE +5.5%) are also up strongly.
Heavy short interests (I, II, III) are probably adding fuel to the fire.