The possibility of another 3-D printing company acquisition by Stratasys seems to be increasing by the day. In a conference call, the company says it is exploring options for entering the metals printing marketplace and recently established a $250 million credit facility.
These two factors combined could mean further consolidation in the 3-D printing industry, but just who could Stratasys go after? 3D Systems already purchased Phenix Systems and it doesn't appear Stratasys could afford some of the other larger metal 3-D printing companies like ExOne and EOS. Unless the company produces its own technology, this leaves the company with four viable alternatives: ReaLizer, Layerwise, SLM Solutions, and Concept Laser.
In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos discusses all of the major metal 3-D printing companies in operation today and which ones Stratasys could possibly be looking at. He also tells investors how they should watch out for any deal that could further dilute shareholders.
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