3D Printing Revolution

3D Printing Revolution
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3D printing has been at a tipping point seemingly forever, disappointing investors as promises to go mainstream met with only modest success

However, mutually supporting technological advances in computer aided design and 3D printing software, scanning and measurement, and novel 3D printing materials may portend an exciting future

The transition from 3D prototyping and modest runs to industrial production capacity of sizable items takes place at a time when materials multiply the options from 3D-print of intricate resins to 3D printing of concrete (with robots automating the poring process)

Large scale 3D-printed metals implement a variety of technologies – from fused deposition by heated nozzles to laser welded metal wire (fed by a robotic arm) to metal powders bound by liquid glue (sintered at a later stage)

Still very much a work-in-progress, research focuses on 3D manufacturing processes and on the strength of micro-structures using new alloys

Nano Dimensions NNDM / NASDAQ have been left out of the selection following its extreme performance in the last quarter of '20

To invest in 3D, the safest bet will be found  either in large diversified companies - PTC of the US, Dassault Sytemes of France or Sandvik of Sweden - or in niche specialists such as Avient or Pyrogenesis Canada in materials 

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Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Momentum Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
3D Systems DDD NYSE Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 29.02 3.6 B 298.6% Strong Up 121%   15% -68%
ANSYS ANSS NASDAQ Technology Software - Professional Design USD 336.57 29 B 16.3% Neutral 35%   3% -27%
Avient AVNT NYSE Industrial Goods Polymer, Plastics & Rubber USD 48.57 4.4 B 93.2% Neutral 41%   3% -16%
Chase Corp CCF NYSEMKT Industrial Goods Polymer, Plastics & Rubber USD 105.83 1,000 M 6.4% Weak Down 35%   2% -18%
Core Molding Technologies CMT NYSEMKT Industrial Goods Polymer, Plastics & Rubber USD 13.95 118 M 205.3% Neutral 70%   3% -22%
Dassault Systemes DASTY OTC Technology Software - Professional Design USD 235.70 - 40.4% Neutral 25%   2% -14%
Desktop Metal DM NYSE Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 12.31 3.0 B -34.8% Neutral 69%   8% -67%
FARO Technologies FARO NASDAQ Industrial Goods Precision, Measurement & Processing USD 77.38 1.4 B 42.7% Neutral 37%   3% -28%
Kennametal KMT NYSE Industrial Goods Engineered Products & Materials USD 34.48 2.9 B 21.3% Weak Down 47%   3% -18%
Materialise (ADR) MTLS NASDAQ Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 23.19 1.2 B 2.8% Weak Down 91%   10% -72%
Proto Labs PRLB NYSE Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 86.52 2.4 B -23.8% Sharp Down 56%   6% -66%
PTC Inc. PTC NASDAQ Technology Software - Professional Design USD 134.27 16 B 69.8% Neutral 39%   3% -19%
PyroGenesis Canada PYRNF OTC Industrial Goods Diversified Processing & Manufacturing Equipment USD 7.72 - 157.3% Weak Up 54%   2% -68%
Renishaw RNSHF OTC Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 71.27 - 42.7% Weak Down 42%   1% -26%
Sandvik AB SDVKY OTC Industrial Goods Diversified Processing & Manufacturing Equipment USD 26.25 - 57.8% Neutral 31%   2% -16%
Stratasys SSYS NASDAQ Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 22.15 1.3 B 32.6% Neutral 76%   10% -66%
The ExOne Company XONE NASDAQ Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 21.76 480 M 140.7% Neutral 100%   12% -72%
Voxeljet VJET NASDAQ Technology 3D technologies & applications USD 14.02 68 M 67.9% Neutral 113%   12% -67%