3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced Monday that it will be appearing at Baselworld 2014, which is the most important watch and jewelry show globally, from March 27–April 3, 2014 in Basel, Switzerland. The company will collaborate with the worldwide resellers to show the 150,000 attendees that how digital design and 3D printing can boost the jewelers’ production processes and business models.
New technology from 3D Systems to enhance quality, lower costs
For those attending the show, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) will be present in Hall 4U, Stand A01, at the Messe Basel. Six of its retailers would be present at the stall to showcase the various 3D-printed jewelry and watchmaking technologies. Retailers for the company include Almera from Turkey, Prototek/Selitek from Italy, Miradur from China, Steiner from Switzerland, Shree Rapid Technologies from India, and Westcam from Austria. All these retailers will provide details on how 3D PRINTING 2.0 could help jewelry designers and manufacturers enhance product quality, lower costs and reduce product time-to-market.
Cathy Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) said that its latest 3D printing technologies facilitate fast and accurate manufacturing of jewelry casting patterns and end-use metal parts direct from digital designs. “These technologies are allowing rapid evolution of workflows for jewelry design-to-production processes into the digital 3D printing age,” Lewis added.
Printers for all purposes
Visitors attending BaselWorld will be getting an opportunity to view the new ProJet 1200 micro-SLA printer, which is apt for producing fast and accurate; small but very detailed 3D-printed jewelry casting patterns. The company will also showcase ProJet 3500 3D printer range that is suitable for producing RealWax and ProCast casting patterns, micro and specialty investment casting. For producing the most complex, high-precision casting patterns for industrial uses on a wider scale ProJet 6000 SLA printer would also be available. Visitors would also get a chance to view 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD)’s Geomagic Freeform organic sculpting and design tools.
3D printing stocks are a favorite for momentum investors. The 3D printing sector is certainly in the growth phase, but some analysts believe that the stocks are priced expensively, which is not in favor of the investors. The industry has been relatively flat since its existence in 1980, however, in recent years, some momentum has been witnessed owing to lower printer prices and better software.