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3D Systems Buys Z Corp in Prototype Boost

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Widespread consolidation?
Ann R. Thryft   12/5/2011 12:05:19 PM
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In addition to the materials and other resources and improved reach, something to consider here is the different types of business that these companies pursue. Low-end desktop printers are one thing, and engineering prototypes are another, especially the fit and form but not function type of model. But high-end laser sintering for small volumes in aircraft and automotive use is quite another and draws different customers.  


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Re: Widespread consolidation?
Kevin   1/17/2012 2:49:01 PM
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Rob,

Sadly, it is typically BAD for the customer when a company makes a lot of acquisitions.  This is more even more true if they are mainly aimed at grabbing customers from the acquired companies, vs. aquiring better technology.  The reason is that the company becomes more of a monopoly, increases prices, and there is less competition and less diversity in the marketplace.

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Re: Widespread consolidation?
Rob Spiegel   1/17/2012 2:59:06 PM
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Yes Kevin, and sometimes its a mixed bag. The Feds fought AT&T's attempt to buy T-Mobile because it would reduce the number of carriers in the mobile phone market. But it looked like AT&T was buying airwave frequencies rather than marketshare. The Feds didn't see it that way. So, in a rare move they blocked the acquisition.

TenCent
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3 D Systems - what they really can provide to Industries
TenCent   12/3/2012 10:34:25 PM
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I am new to this Forum/Website

I am struggeling to find out, what 3D Systems can really provide for the Markets,

what they can print, being worth and usefull to different Industries.

Anybody can give me some Informations about this?

Much appreciated

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