Stratasys, 3D Systems see 3D printing, additive manufacturing growth in metal

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3D printers that can work with metal are becoming increasingly important in additive manufacturing deployments if recent earnings reports from Stratasys and 3D Systems are any indication.

What remains to be seen is how HP’s planned entry into the metal 3D printing market impacts enterprises. HP Metal Jet was outlined in September but broad availability isn’t expected until 2021.

In any case, it’s safe to say there is a lot of interest in 3D printing with metal among manufacturers.

Stratasys reported earnings on Thursday and delivered third quarter revenue of $162 million, up from $155.9 million a year ago. The company reported a net loss of a penny a share and non-GAAP earnings of 11 cents a share.

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