Highlighting the Leading Giant in 3D Printing as of November 26, 2023


Who's The Biggest In 3D Printing
Which 3D print company is the biggest this week? [Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay]

Once again we take a look at the valuations of the major 3D printing companies over the past week.

Publicly traded companies are required to post their financial reports, as well as appear on stock markets. From there we can calculate the total value of their company by multiplying the current stock price by the number of outstanding shares. This number is the market capitalization, and represents the current valuation of the company.

It’s a great number of compare companies, as the market capitalization can be leveraged to provide more capabilities for the company. Shares could, for example, be used as collateral for a loan. That and similar maneuvers could generate cash with which the company might undertake new projects.

In other words, the term “market cap” carries significant weight.

Some may argue that there’s no need to constantly watch these businesses, as their true value is only reflected when their stocks are sold. However, occasional events can cause the companies’ worth to increase or decrease, and this weekly column serves to report such fluctuations.

Please be aware that our listing doesn’t feature all the major 3D printing companies. Some of them, including EOS, are not publicly listed hence their real size is not officially known. Others, such as HP and Siemens, operate extensive 3D printing divisions as part of larger enterprises, making it difficult to determine their genuine scale in the world of 3D printing.

Now, let’s examine the 3D printing companies featured in this week’s list.

3D Printing Leaderboard

1 Xometry 982 +121
2 Protolabs 957 +38
3 Stratasys 772 +23
4 3D Systems 718 +72
5 Nano Dimension 628 +8
6 Materialise 386 +25
7 Desktop Metal 244 -21
8 Velo3D 197 +2
9 Markforged 159 -18
10 FATHOM 29 -2
11 Massivit 27 +0
12 Freemelt 18 +0
13 Steakholder Foods 15 +1
14 Shapeways 13 -1
15 AML3D 13 +2
16 voxeljet 13 +0
17 Titomic 8 +2
18 Sygnis 6 -0
19 Aurora Labs 4 -0
20 Sigma Additive Solutions 2 +0
TOTAL 5,189 +250

3D printing valuation leaderboard (in US$M) [Source: Fabbaloo]

This week saw very good market conditions, with the market indices rising between one to three percent. The 3D companies on the leaderboard exaggerated this effect with a combined jump of a massive five percent. Great news!

Xometry rose sharply, up 14% over the week. This is certainly the result of positive financials released the other week. Xometry demonstrated consistent growth, and also shows investor confidence in the contract manufacturing industry powered by 3D printing technology. Xometry now sits at the top of the leaderboard once again, a spot they held for some time earlier this year.

3D Systems experienced an eleven percent growth this week, suggesting sustained faith in their cost reduction strategies. I conjecture that the positive trend may also be linked to the residual impacts of their unsuccessful endeavor to acquire Stratasys, which skewed the stock prices of everyone involved.

Regarding Stratays, they are still leading 3D Systems, albeit by a slight margin of eight percent. This constitutes a remarkable recovery for 3D Systems, that astonishingly plunged significantly below Stratasys’ value during the peak of the acquisition speculations.

Markforged encountered a significant depreciation in their value this week, amounting to ten percent. This is attributable to unfavorable financials, indicating both revenue and margin have declined from the previous year. Furthermore, the company’s share price has fallen under the benchmark for the stock exchange, pushing the company into a warning position. This will require Markforged to carry out a reverse stock split to elevate the stock price back to acceptable levels. All this information is far from uplifting, leading investors to respond suitably.

Lastly, AML3D’s value surged by another 20% this week, probably spurred by continued updates from the company about new agreements with significant purchasers. The company seems to be succeeding in drawing business to their metal 3D printing technology, and investors appear to be acknowledging this


Upcoming Changes

BigRep announced plans to go public via the SPAC approach, so we will soon see them appear on the leaderboard.

One company I’ve started to watch is ICON, the Texas-based construction 3D printer manufacturer. This privately-held company has been raising a significant amount of investment to the tune of almost half a billion dollars. At that level it is likely they will be discussing a transition to public markets at some point, which would certainly place them at or near the top of our leaderboard.

Another company that would seem logical to go public is VulcanForms, a manufacturing service using an advanced metal 3D printing process. They are currently privately valued at over US$1B, and going public could cause that to go even higher.

If you are aware of any other publicly-traded 3D print companies that should be on our leaderboard, please let us know!

Others In The Industry

While we’ve been following the public companies, don’t forget there are a number of private companies that don’t appear on any stock exchange. These privately-held companies likely have significant value, it’s just that we can’t know exactly what it is at any moment. The suspected bigger companies include EOS, Carbon and Formlabs.

Perhaps someday some of them will appear on our major players list.

Related Companies

Finally, there are a number of companies that are deeply engaged in the 3D print industry, but that activity is only a small slice of their operations. Thus it’s not fair to place them on the lists above because we don’t really know where their true 3D print activities lie.

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