GE's purchases could drive additional 3-D printing M&A activity. But they also mean 3-D printer makers will be dealing with another deep-pocketed competitor.
3D Systems' results were far from spectacular. But with shares down over 80% from their highs, they didn't need to be.
Hype for the industry led to the bubble bursting two years ago, but there are signs that the market for this cutting-edge technology is ready to ramp up again.