3D Systems Research

Goals

To understand why the stock price for 3D Systems (symbol: DDD) rose so dramatically through 2012 and 2013, and then crashed in 2014 and 2015. An ideal response would provide some reasons for this.

Early Findings

Summary Of Our Early Findings Relevant To The Goals

  • Our initial hour of research provided reasons why the stock price for 3D Systems (symbol: DDD) rose so dramatically through 2012 and 2013, and then crashed in 2014 and 2015. We provided a numerous news stories and media sources to explain the reasons, according to experts at the time,
  • We used older sources as this was an historical look at the question.
  • Please select one or more of the options provided in the proposed scoping section below.

Proposed next steps:

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As the initial question was answered, we are suggesting research that examines and explores the 3D printing industry as a whole. This would include 7-10 pieces of information, data, and/or statistics that surround how the industry started, how it progressed, and where the industry stands now. This will be an agnostic geographic focus, meaning we will cover the geographic areas where the research dictates. Please check this box if we should proceed with this research.
Additionally, we are suggesting 2-3 case studies of 3D printing companies that also struggled during the same time period as 3D Systems. We will not include 3D Systems as that was covered in the initial hour of research. This will be an agnostic geographic focus, meaning we will cover the geographic areas where the research dictates. Please check this box if we should proceed with this research.
We are also proposing research that provides 2-3 current and/or future 3D printing trends. For each trend identified, we will provide what the trend is, a description of the trend, and 1-2 thought leaders or industry experts discussing the trend OR 1-2 examples of companies leaning into the trend. This will be an agnostic geographic focus, meaning we will cover the geographic areas where the research dictates. Please check this box if we should proceed with this research.