3D Systems Corp., a maker of printers that create three-dimensional objects, plunged the most in more than two years after the company said its annual profit missed expectations and consumer demand was sluggish.
Fujitsu Ltd., the Japanese maker of semiconductors, computers and communications equipment, is the top owner of patents related to 3-D printing, according to a study released by the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office.
Raphael Gorge, chief executive officer of French engineering company Groupe Gorge, says he knew almost nothing about 3-D printing a few months back. Now he’s ready to go up against market leaders 3D Systems Corp. and Stratasys Ltd.
Formlabs Inc., a Massachusetts company that used Kickstarter Inc.’s crowd-sourcing funding platform to raise money to produce three-dimensional printers, was sued for patent infringement by 3D Systems Inc.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley praised Vice President Joe Biden last week for boosting the Port of Charleston, a rare display of bipartisanship for a Republican who built a national profile by rebuking the federal government.