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A Q2 Report Card for 3D Printing Stocks

The four biggest 3D printing stocks aren't as similar as they seem

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With two years’ worth of developed market under their belts, not to mention some consolidation, we’re starting to see some separation between the men and the boys within the world of 3D printing stocks.

3d printing stocksTo be fair, most 3D printer makers are seeing growth. But, as rapidly as the market is expanding now that the technology is being refined (and prices are coming down), growth itself may not be the best sign of success. From this point forward — and largely beginning with second quarter results — profitability and the quality of acquisitions are now part of the mental equation.

With that as the backdrop, here’s a closer look at Q2’s results for the major 3D printing stocks. Some are doing well, and some are surprisingly lackluster:

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