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3D Systems (DDD) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE:DDD) Q2 2017 Earnings Call August 2, 2017 4:30 PM ET

Wamsi Mohan – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Patrick Michael Newton – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Robert Joseph Burleson – Canaccord Genuity, Inc.

Matthew Cabral – Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

David Ryzhik – Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP

Ananda Baruah – Loop Capital Markets LLC

Jeffrey Rand – Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

Brian P. Drab – William Blair & Company LLC

Kenneth Wong – Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Troy D. Jensen – Piper Jaffray & Co.

Shannon S. Cross – Cross Research LLC

Good afternoon and welcome to 3D Systems Conference Call and Audio Webcast to discuss the Results of the Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2017. My name is Rob, and I will facilitate the audio portion of todays interactive broadcast.

At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Stacey Witten, Vice President, Investor Relations, 3D Systems.

Good afternoon and welcome to 3D Systems conference call. I am Stacey Witten and with me on the call are Vyomesh Joshi, our President and Chief Executive Officer; John McMullen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Patrick Rogers, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

The webcast portion of this call contains a slide presentation that we will refer to during the call. Those following along on the phone who wish to access the slide portion of this presentation may do so at

Participants who would like to ask questions at the end of the session related to matters discussed in this conference call should call in using the phone numbers provided on the slide and in the press release we issued today. For those who have accessed the streaming portion of the webcast, please be aware that there may be a few second delay and you will not be able to pose questions via the web.

The following discussion and responses to your questions reflect managements views as of today only and will include forward-looking statements as described on this slide. Actual results may differ materially. Additional information about factors that could potentially impact our financial results is included in todays press release and our filings with the SEC, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

During this call, we will discuss certain non-GAAP financial measures. In our press release, and slides accompanying this webcast, both of which are available on our Investor Relations website, you will find additional disclosures regarding these non-GAAP measures, including reconciliations of these measures with comparable GAAP measures. Finally, unless otherwise stated, all comparisons in this call will be against our results for the comparable period of 2016.

Now, Im pleased to turn the call over to Vyomesh Joshi, our CEO. VJ?

Thanks, Stacey. Good afternoon everyone. We have continued to drive customer shift from prototyping to production, with our comprehensive 3D printing solutions. We are focused on meeting production customer needs, productivity, durability, repeatability, and leadership in total cost of operations. Demand from healthcare and industrial customers supports this strategy and validates our focused innovation and investments.

We are pleased with the growth in production printers, materials, software and healthcare in the second quarter, and our ongoing progress in on-demand manufacturing services. However, professional printers revenue was soft and our execution geographically was uneven. And we are particularly disappointed in the results in the Asia Pacific region.

For the second quarter, total revenue was $159.5 million and gross profit margin was 50.6%. Non-GAAP operating expenses increased 7% compared to the second quarter of 2016, as we continued our investments in R&D including Figure 4, metals and materials. While non-GAAP SG&A expenses increased 2% inclusive of IT and go-to-market. We reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.08 per share in the second quarter of 2017.

Based on the results and our plans for the remainder of the year, we are revising our full year 2017 guidance. We now expect revenue growth for the year will be in the range of 2% to 6% and non-GAAP EPS will be approximately flat for the full year compared to the year 2016. We are focused on building the company for the long-term and we will continue to make investments including accelerating quality and reliability improvements for our customers, innovation including our Figure 4 platform, metals and materials, go-to-market strategy in support of the shift to 3D production, and IT systems and infrastructure to improve our overall effectiveness and efficiency as a company.

Over the past several months, we have performed very well in some areas and other areas require improvements. While it has taken longer and cost more than initially anticipated, we have made significant improvements in quality and reliability and expect these costs to continue throughout the balance of the year. We are putting very clear actions in place both organizationally and operationally to address short-term issues as well as longer term needs of the company to achieve accelerated performance in 2018 and beyond.

Previously, we discussed the key drivers for 2017 performance and I would like to take a moment to recap where we are with these. These drivers included continued double-digit growth in healthcare, continued growth in software, continued growth in materials, on-demand manufacturing returned to growth, and printer revenue returned to growth. Several of these key areas performed well during the second quarter, including healthcare, software and materials, and we expect growth in these areas during the second half.

We continue to make improvements in our on-demand manufacturing services and believe our ongoing efforts and investments can result in positive growth in the second half. Printer revenue declined during the second quarter and increased in sales of production printers across all of our technology platforms was offset by softer MJP revenue during the quarter.

We expect continued growth in production printers combined with ramping our manufacturing capabilities to meet increasing demand for our new ProJet MJP 2500 Wax printer will result in improved total printer revenue performance. We will continue to invest strategically to drive higher revenue growth in the second half of the year and beyond, while, at the same time, driving further cost of sales reduction and reducing operating expense.

Now, let me turn it over to John to discuss our second quarter 2017 performance in more detail. John?

Thanks, VJ. Good afternoon, everyone. For the second quarter, we reported revenue of $159.5 million, an increase of 1% compared to second quarter of 2016. Gross profit margin was 50.6% compared to 50.9% in the second quarter of 2016 as cost savings from supply chain and manufacturing improvements continue to support strategic investments and competitive pricing.

GAAP operating expenses increased 4% or $3 million to $88 million of higher R&D expenses. We reported a GAAP loss of $0.08 per share in the second quarter compared to a $0.04 loss per share in the second quarter of 2016.

For the first six months, we reported revenue growth of 2% to $316 million, flat gross profit margin at 50.9%, and slightly lower operating expenses of $177 million. We reported a GAAP loss of $0.17 per share in the first six months of 2017 compared to a loss of $0.20 per share in the same period of the prior year.

Compared to the second quarter of 2016, non-GAAP SG&A expenses increased $1 million to $46 million as we continue to invest in IT and go-to-market initiatives while driving cost reductions in other areas. R&D expenses increased $4 million to $24 million, primarily driven by investments in our Figure 4 platform, metals and materials. We reported non-GAAP earnings of $0.08 per share or $9 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.12 per share or $13 million in the second quarter of 2016.

For the first six months of 2017, we reported non-GAAP earnings of $16 million or $0.14 per share compared to non-GAAP earnings of $18 million or $0.17 per share in the same period of the prior year.

Healthcare revenue for the second quarter of 2017 increased 25% to $49 million as a result of growth in all categories within healthcare. While timing of system orders continues to be lumpy, we are pleased with the overall demand trends for printers, materials and services from medical and dental customers.

Software revenue increased 9% during the quarter to $24 million, a strong rebound from flat software revenue in the first quarter. On-demand manufacturing revenue decreased 5% from the quarter from the prior year period to $26 million in the second quarter. We continue to make progress and believe our investments will drive a return to growth during the second half of this year.

Printer revenue decreased 14% to $28 million in the second quarter. While total printer revenue decreased, production printer revenue in units increased compared to the prior years quarter. During the quarter, there was increased demand for SLA, SLS, and DMP systems which was offset by lower sales of MJP professional printers. Weve had very positive reception of our MJP 2500 printers including the 2500 Wax and we continue to improve our production efficiency and capacity to meet increasing customer demand of these printers.

Materials revenue increased 8% to $44 million from ongoing strong utilization by our installed base combined with a contribution of Vertex materials. Continued growth in materials is indicative of success in the shift to production applications that provide higher volume materials usage which is key to our business model. We reported 50.6% gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2017. Cost savings in supply chain and manufacturing continued to support strategic investments and competitive pricing to align with the market, drive adoption and expand our opportunity going forward.

Additionally, in the second quarter, weve made significant investments in quality and reliability improvements for our customers. And we expect this will continue through the balance of this year. GAAP operating expenses for the quarter were $88 million, down 2% sequentially, and a 4% increase compared to the prior year.

Non-GAAP operating expenses in the second quarter were $71 million, a 3% decrease sequentially, and a 7% increase from the prior year. Compared to 2016, non-GAAP SG&A expenses increased 2%, and R&D expenses increased 17%, primarily from additional investment in production opportunities including Figure 4, metals and materials.

In the first six months of 2017, weve made significant investments in IT, go-to-market, and innovation. For the remainder of the year, we plan to continue to invest in these strategic areas while accelerating other cost reductions, including operating expenses. We used $1 million of cash in operations in the second quarter, resulting in $18 million of total cash generated from operations during the first six months.

While cash from operations may fluctuate quarter-to-quarter due to timing, we continue to expect positive cash from operations for the full year 2017. We also continue to drive improvements in working capital performance and our cash conversion cycle in 2017. We ended the quarter with $154 million of cash compared to $162 million at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Our $150 million revolving credit facility remains fully available. Before turning the call back to VJ, as he noted previously, based on the results and our plans for the remainder of the year, we are revising our full year 2017 guidance. We expect annual revenue to grow between 2% and 6% compared to 2016, which results revenue in the range of $643 million to $671 million.

We expect non-GAAP EPS to be approximately flat for the full-year 2017 compared to non-GAAP earnings of $0.46 per share for the full year of 2016. We expect GAAP EPS to improve to approximately a $0.14 loss per share for full-year 2017 compared to a loss of $0.35 per share for full-year 2016. Additionally, we expect positive cash flow from operations for the full year.

We continue to see good execution and performance in several key areas of the company that remain significant drivers to 2017 and beyond, including healthcare, software and materials. However, it is necessary that we improve our execution in the geographies and areas that are not performing as well to drive stronger growth in the second half. We also need to accelerate cost reductions, including operating expenses while supporting strategic investments. We have plans in place and actions already underway to improve our execution and cost structure while continuing to invest in quality and reliability, innovation, go-to-market, and IT. We believe we are taking the right actions to position us well for 2018 and long-term sustainable profitable growth.

With that, Ill turn the call back to VJ for some concluding remarks. VJ?

Thanks, John. We continue to focus on driving the shift in 3D production. We are placing more SLA, SLS, and metal printers into manufacturing environment. Growth in materials continues from higher utilization of production applications and software revenue is growing.

We are leaders in precision healthcare and are growing that category at double-digit rates. We are accelerating cost reductions into the latter half of 2017, while continuing to invest in innovation, so we can enter 2018 with an improved product portfolio, and more streamlined cost structure to drive higher growth and improved profitability.

We have plans in place to step-up regional execution in the Americas and Asia Pacific, and grow on-demand manufacturing and overall revenue from printers in the second half. I truly believe we have a phenomenal opportunity to lead the additive manufacturing industry. And the investments we are making today position us well for the long-term.

With that, I would like to turn the call back to Stacey, who will open the floor for questions. Stacey?

We will now open the call to questions. We would like to ask you to limit yourself to one question and one follow-up, thus allowing others to participate in the discussion. As a reminder, please direct all questions to the teleconference portion of this call. The telephone numbers are provided again on the slide. If you are calling inside the U.S., the number is 1-. And if youre calling outside the U.S., the number is 1-.

Thank you. At this time, well be conducting a question-and-answer session. Our first question today comes from the line of Wamsi Mohan with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Please proceed with your questions.

Wamsi Mohan – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Yes, thank you. Hi, VJ, hey, John. So when we look at the miss in the quarter, right, both on revenues and margins and you clearly lowered your fiscal year outlook as well, what really changed in the last 90 days? Would you say that the demand ended up being weaker or was it competitive dynamics and pricing got more aggressive or was it just largely execution in some of the areas that you noted?

So I think its largely execution, because if you look at our Asia, that deteriorated significantly. And our professional printers, their revenue declined year over year. And I think there are two parts. One, our new 2500 Wax product, the acceptance is very good, but we couldnt make enough. And the second part is, especially in Asia, we saw that we were not able to sell as many professional printers. As far as the production printers, we did very well in Q2. We grew both units and revenue well. So I really believe our own execution in Americas and in Asia, I would say, that thats what the issue is.

Wamsi Mohan – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

And the reason why you think that the you were not able to sell as many printers as you had originally hoped, was that competitive or pricing-based or not?

No, I think the first one is, our quality and reliability issues we had, which continued. Frankly, the problems were deeper than I thought on the quality and reliability. I will be the first one to say I was a little bit more optimistic that I could solve the problems and deploy them into the field faster. So I think that was the one issue that probably I miscalculated.

And the second thing is, and I said, our professional printers, I thought that we will sell more. And those are the two key things, and the regional uneven performance will be the way, because a lot of people were concerned about HP and the competition there, and actually we sold more SLS units than last year. So I dont see any issue from competition from Carbon or HP. I think its really our execution, and thats why I want to focus on execution. And the reason for looking at second quarter different based on second quarter differently, I just wanted to make sure we get confidence in our execution and I think thats the reason on the revising the guidance.

Wamsi Mohan – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Okay. No, I appreciate that. And then if I could just follow up one for John as well. I mean, this increase in R&D was substantial. I think you noted that, there will still be continued investments, but youre also accelerating some of the cost reduction initiatives. So can you give us some sense of how we should be thinking about the timing for the return of these current investments that youre doing? And I mean that sort of, I think, bridges most of the EPS shortfall as purely this OpEx increase. So should this continue into the back half with really no offset from coming from the cost reductions?

Yeah. So first of all, I think you got it right. I think that, clearly, the drivers of R&D and then what you saw on a year-over-year basis in Q2 are bringing Figure 4 platform to market between now and the balance of the year and increased investment in metals, what we believe, thats a very important business for us over time.

What we havent talked about so much and even in the Q1 call, weve been very focused on cost of goods sold cost reductions and we talked about focusing on operating expense more as we enter 2018. Were going to move quicker on that in the back half of 2017 to help offset on both the cost that were incurring from an R&D point of view, but, honestly, this cost is associated with the quality and reliability issues that VJ is talking about as well.

So weve got a series of actions teed up that make perfect sense where the company is now, dont interfere with the future, and were going to get after them.

So Wamsi, I think one more very important point I want to make. Really we are building the company for long-term, its very important for us to make sure our customers are happy with quality and reliability, its very important for us that we invest in R&D to really have a very different production portfolio because, frankly, getting into the consumer business and those distractions where not something I want to shift to production and I want to make sure that we develop our Figure 4 with that robust platform so there are no quality, reliability and manufacturability issues. I want to make sure we have a broad materials portfolio. And as John mentioned, I want to make sure we have the right metals.

So, I really believe what we have decided that, short-term, we may invest more but, long-term, we will really set the company up for profitable growth.

Wamsi Mohan – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Okay. Thanks a lot. I appreciate the color.

The next question comes from the line of Patrick Newton with Stifel. Please proceed with your questions.

Patrick Michael Newton – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Yeah. Good afternoon, VJ and John. Thank you for taking my questions. I guess, first one a follow-up on the quality and reliability issues youre talking or is this specifically associated with a printer, a technology or an end market or is this more of a generic statement across the company?

No, no, no, I think our production printers are really very well designed and they are doing extremely well. Its really the professional printer that we have some real issues in quality and reliability. And I think what we wanted to do was to make sure that, as I said, we want to make customers happy. So its really local issues with the professional printers. And I think thats why having that reliability, quality issue and not making enough of Wax product, the combination is a result. We had a weak revenue in professional printers.

The other thing to I think about with the quality and reliability space for us is that and we learned a lot more about this in Q2 and its weve invested a lot over the last six months in building a much more rigorous service model than the companys had historically. We brought some key people into the company. And certainly in the second quarter that we learned by having more customer focus, from a service point of view, that we have more problems on a legacy basis out there than we dont understood earlier in the year and late last year. So its a good thing in the sense that were getting the right visibility and were doing all the things we need to do to make our customers happy and want to continue to move forward with us. But theres a little more work than we thought…

…and the happy customers is job one and we have to take care of it.

Patrick Michael Newton – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

And just to clarify one more fine point in the quality, reliability is, there is nothing around the metals side, given some of the challenges there.

Well, I think our older platform, we had some issues. And I think that the 300 metals, we have issue. So, I dont want to just focus on professional. And specifically on 300 and thats why our 320, our new product line, Im very, very happy with that, because the performance of 320 in the marketplace is excellent. But with 300, we made beautiful parts, but the robustness of that platform was an issue. So no, I agree with you on that also.

Patrick Michael Newton – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

All right. And then, as my follow-up, VJ, I think you had previously said, if you were to march towards your full year guidance that you just reduced, that you could youd be on pace to set up 2018 for 10%-plus organic growth excluding anything from the Figure 4, and given the reduction in guidance and it seems like a little bit more of a slide in the back half of the year. Is there any kind of recalibration of that 2018 comment that you can provide us currently?

No, I think my view is I think, of course, we need to demonstrate that we can do the high-end of the range, the new range that I gave. But if we do that, Im still feeling very comfortable; I think a double-digit growth in 2018. I think the most important for 2018, is to really make sure that we launch our Figure 4. We execute second half, as I said, so that we can be at the higher range of the that 6% number, I feel very confident about that.

I also would like to state that in November, were going to have an Analyst Day. And there what we want to do, we want to layout a little long-term business model so that you all can see how this whole long-term approach that Im taking will allow us to really grow the business double-digit in 2018. And we can show you, by business, the appropriate revenue growth and the margin that you can expect on the business models.

Yeah. The other thing, it kind of goes back to the first question of Wamsi is that, we want wanted to give visibility to a multi-year view, at least directionally it wont be a multi-year guidance but directionally on how we see it, because it will help people understand how some of those investments that were making, this year in particular, started to work their way out of the business model from a cost structure point of view, 2018 and beyond. And we know weve gotten a lot of questions about that in conversations outside our earnings calls. And so were going to try and do a real good job of providing that kind of insight.

Patrick Michael Newton – Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

Great. Thank you for taking my questions. Good luck.

The next question comes from the line of Bob Burleson with Canaccord. Please proceed with your questions.

Robert Joseph Burleson – Canaccord Genuity, Inc.

Robert Joseph Burleson – Canaccord Genuity, Inc.

Yeah. So, I guess going back to professional printers, is there a relationship you guys can kind of point to in terms of your customers R&D and kind of just design a new products, design works thats done out there. And the natural level of professional printer growth that you would expect?

Well, I think, our professional printers first of all, what I wanted to do is there are three key markets that we are really aiming at. There are two verticals, the investment casting and jewelry, are very important for our MultiJet printers. And the third particular one is entry-level prototyping. And, as I said, with our Wax product, we are seeing tremendous the response is fantastic on our Wax printer. And frankly, we could have sold more if we had the capacity to build in our production line. So I think that, that part of the business, Im very bullish and I think thats why seeing that printer revenue growth in second half, Im really counting on our success of 2500 Wax product globally.

As far as the R&D part and the saturation, I think that thats a different problem in the entry-level or the prototyping business, but I think our success is more going to be in the verticals, especially jewelry, dental, and investment casting.

Robert Joseph Burleson – Canaccord Genuity, Inc.

Okay. And then for my follow up, just wondering, if we should be concerned about any kind of knock-on effects in terms of materials growth given multiple quarters of low overall printer demand?

Well, I think what we are doing there is putting more production units into the installed base. Now, all these things is not going to be showing up in materials growth overnight, but because the usage of the production printer is significantly more than professional and the consumer printers. My view is, we are going to continue to see the growth in materials and that will accelerate in 2018, because now the shaping of that installed base is very important to me, and creating more and more production opportunities and applications, that would be the driving force. So I dont think that the negative revenue growth that we are seeing in printer now for a few quarters should have a significant impact on our materials growth. And mainly because the shaping of the installed base that Im talking about.

And in addition to that, VJ noted the execution issues that we had and theyre pretty we know where they are and were dealing with them aggressively.

Robert Joseph Burleson – Canaccord Genuity, Inc.

Our next question comes from the line of Matthew Cabral with Goldman Sachs. Please proceed with your questions.

Matthew Cabral – Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Yeah. Thank you. Hi. How are you? I have two questions about pricing, so Ill just ask them at the same time. The first is just on the 30% price cut that you guys announced in April on the ProX SLS 500. I guess now that its been a few months, Im curious as to what you learned from the move and what that means for your broader pricing strategy going forward? And then the second question, just taking a step back and thinking more about the competitive response and just if youve seen any changes in the wider pricing environment over the last couple quarters?

So, I think, let me start off with the answering the first question. I believe that with our 30% reduction in SLS and appropriately positioning that product and basically great in terms of total cost of operations is we are seeing the results. We are seeing that our SLS printer both from unit and revenue has grown year-over-year. So I really believe that it is a very positive move on our side.

The other important point that I want to make, SLS printers have a lot of materials consumption, so connecting the dots back to the earlier question, I think putting SLS machines into the marketplace will also enable us for more materials growth. As far as the competitive pricing, we dont see that much. I mean I think I really believe that the opportunity for us is to continue to drive more production growth and then come up with the right kind of verticals which Ive talked about for our MJP, which is a jewelry, dental, and the investment casting, because I think those are real production niches that we can have with our MJP printer. And my view was, once the Figure 4 will be there, we will be really having the right kind of a portfolio.

And on the metals side, I really believe our 320, especially in the healthcare side, we are very successful. As a matter of fact, you saw the 25% healthcare growth. And having metal printer for healthcare, people are not looking for another metal printer, they are looking at the whole workflow and our 3DXpert software, the materials, we are very successful in metals in the healthcare. And I think our main thing that we want to do, is we want to expand into the industrial, into the aerospace with the metal opportunity.

So I believe that its not about the pricing, its just having the focus on the right verticals, the right applications where we have a contribution to m

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CubePro 3D Printer . The warranty period for the CubePro 3D printer is the shorter of (i) 90 days from the date your CubePro 3D printer is activated or (ii) 24 months after the CubePro 3D Printer is shipped from 3D Systems to the end customer or intermediary .

To ensure safety, please exercise caution when operating your CubePro . Read and follow all safety precautions as outlined in this user guide . Be careful when operating your CubePro to ensure proper printing and be mindful of and avoid hot surfaces .

CUBEPRO 3D PRINTER FEATURES AND BENEFITS The CubePro 3D printer prints the model by pulling material from the cartridge through the print jets via the delivery tubes . The material is then jetted through the print jet in a thin string of molten material . The print jet movement is coordinated by the print plate, which lowers incrementally after each layer is deposited so a new layer can be drawn on top of the last, building the part up .

Get acquainted with your CubePro 3D printer before you begin printing. This section identifies the important areas that will be discussed throughout this guide . CubePro Trio is depicted for illustration purposes only . Locations of important areas are the same for the CubePro and CubePro Duo . Removable Top Cover…

NOTE: The following image illustrates the second and third cartridge bays of a CubePro Trio . View From Top Material Tube Clamp Rollers Cartridge Recognition Connections Material Cartridge Bay 2 Hinge Material Cartridge Mount Rings Material Cartridge Bay 2 Material Cartridge Bay 3…

System RAM – 2GB Screen resolution – 1024 x 768 dpi SOFTWARE CubePro Client Software – Available at

UNPACKING AND SETTING UP YOUR CUBEPRO CONTENTS CubePro printer Material cartridge* Cube Glue (x2) Print pad Jet Wiper Power cord Cubify Invent License Toolkit USB Stick Code Wire Cutters Needle Nose Wrench Print Pad Cleaner Hex Drivers T-Handle Sandpaper Pliers…

NOTE: Ensure that you save all foam and packing material for the future repacking of your CubePro . Transporting the printer without original packing materials may damage the printer .

Pull the protective bag down around the printer and remove the printer assembly from the lower foam support . Position the printer where it will be used . NOTE: Ensure the printer is placed in a location where its size and weight will be properly supported . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Do not attempt to remove the door from the printer . 11 . Loosen and remove the four (4) 4mm screws securing the Z-Axis guard and remove the guard . Save the guard and screws for future repacking . 3D Systems, Inc.

16 . Remove the print pad from the box and place it onto the print platform with the round magnet on the bottom of the pad inserted into the triangular opening on the platform . Ensure the print pad is securely seated on the print plate . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Press the power on/off switch (A) to power on the CubePro . 18 . Press the on/off button (A) beside the LED screen to power on the CubePro touchscreen display .

. Press the letters to select them . Select the checkmark to continue . If you do not wish to name your CubePro, press SKIP to move to the next screen and continue with step 4 .

. If you have not activated an account, select SIGN UP enter the appropriate information . Navigate to www .cubify .com/en/CubePro/Activate . NOTE: The serial number of your printer will appear on the printers touchscreen display . Take note of the serial number . You will need it to activate your printer .

NOTE: If the wrong activation code was entered, select RETRY enter the activation code again . 10 . Select the checkmark to complete the activation process . Your printer is now ready to print a creation . 3D Systems, Inc.

. 15 . Insert the print material under the cartridge clamp roller of cartridge bay 1 and into the material tube . Select the checkmark to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

18 . To continue with the test print, select PRINT . NOTE: If the test print file uses a color that is not installed in the printer, select the checkmark to enable the printer to change the color of the print to a color currently installed . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Print jet 1 will begin to heat . NOTE: The printer will begin printing the welcome message test print . 20 . Select the checkmark to continue to go to the main menu . NOTE: Please wait while the print jet cools . 3D Systems, Inc.

PRINT allows the user to print a creation stored either on a USB mass storage device or from the CubePro software . You can invent your own creation by using Cubify Invent software available at www .cubify .com . SETUP allows the user to configure the printer, connect to a wireless or ad hoc network, install cartridges, or view the printer status .

. LIGHT allows the user to turn on or off the print jet LEDs . The other interior LEDs are managed by the firmware when the CubePro is powered on. Advanced Selecting the…

SETUP menu . Select the cartridge to be installed . NOTE: The print jet will begin to heat . Open the packaging and remove the thumbscrew from the new cartridge . Select the checkmark to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

Gently push the print material into the print jet until print material extrudes into checkmark the jet wiper . Select the to continue . NOTE: When the material reaches far enough into the print jet area, a motor will assist with feeding the material into the print jet . 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: The print pad must be calibrated before printing your first creation . For more information, refer to the following section titled Calibrate Print Pad . 3D Systems, Inc.

There are many 3D creations available at www .cubify .com . In addition, you can create your own with the included Cubify Invent software. For more information about converting a .stl file into a .cubepro file which the printer can use, refer to the section titled CubePro Software .

. You can also change the cartridge by selecting BACK and following the CHANGE CARTRIDGE instructions . To change the cartridge, refer to the section titled Replacing A Material Cartridge . 3D Systems, Inc.

CAUTION: Do not touch the print jets until they have cooled to room temperature . NOTE: The blue bar at the top is a progress indicator . Select PAUSE to temporarily stop printing . Select CANCEL if you wish to cancel the print job . 3D Systems, Inc.

CAUTION: Do not touch the print jets until they have cooled to room temperature . Refer to the section Finishing Your Creation for information about removing your creation from the print pad and the procedure for cleaning the creation and the print pad . 3D Systems, Inc.

Removing Rafts A raft is the flat support structure that is attached to the base of your creation if you enabled that option when building the .cubepro file. Though it is recommended that printing be done without a raft, some larger, more complicated parts may require one .

After the model has been thoroughly washed, the PLA support material should easily crumble away . NOTE: A blunt knife can be used to scrape the support away from the model. Additional rinsing may help flush remaining support material fragments from the model . 3D Systems, Inc.

. 11 . Empty the caustic solution from the Ultrasonic Support Removal Tank . NOTE: It is safe to pour it in the sink as caustic soda can be used as a drain cleaner . 3D Systems, Inc.

. 16 . Once the ultrasonic process has completed the second time, use plastic tongs to remove the model from the ultrasonic tank . 17 . Rinse it under cold water for 1 to 2 minutes . 3D Systems, Inc.

CUBEPRO SOFTWARE CubePro software is an easy-to-use tool that simplifies the printing process. The software is available by logging in to your www .cubify . account . Downloads are available for Windows and Mac operating systems . INSTALLING WINDOWS SOFTWARE Go to www .cubify .com…

. Navigate to www .cubify .com/en/CubePro/Activate . Select DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE and then select Mac . Select the Downloads icon on the Dock and select the CubePro .dmg file. Drag the CubePro file into the Applications folder. 3D Systems, Inc.

Before the printer can print a file, the software must slice it into layers during the build process. This process converts a .stl file to a .cubepro file which is the file type the printer can print. Once a .cubepro file has been generated, this print file can no longer be edited although the original .stl file can be used again to create another .cubepro file.

Enter the scale percentage Field the Z axis by the specified value. Scale the 3D model to the Undo the applied rotation and Revert – to mm millimeter value entered in the revert to the original position . field. 3D Systems, Inc.

Contains Zoom, View and Print side of the model View Tab Path tools Select the button to view the right Right View Fit the model to the center of the side of the model Fit to Window window . 3D Systems, Inc.

Printer Set the printer type, number of Firmware Update the printer firmware. Configuration print jets and printer materials Update Printer Setup a wireless connection with Connection the printer 3D Systems, Inc.

Select the type and color of Set the number of print jets in your Print Jets Material material installed in cartridge bay 2 printer Print Jet 3 Select the type and color of Material material installed in cartridge bay 3 3D Systems, Inc.

Adjustments to print pattern fill and Advanced Resolution part the creation shell The strength of the inner structure Print Strength Help Opens the help menu of a creation The design of the inner structure of Print Pattern a creation 3D Systems, Inc.

Best for parts that will be stressed Print Pattern Lines Fastest print fill pattern Minimal cross bracing Diamonds Strong print pattern with 2-direction cross bracing Honeycomb Strong print pattern with 3-direction cross bracing 3D Systems, Inc.

Options as well as enabling or disabling Support Borders or Draw Fine Features . Print Pattern Fill Fill Spacing is the amount of space between interior supports . Lower values increase the interior strength of the creation . 3D Systems, Inc.

Support borders (A) reinforce supports (B) for overhanging parts and should not be used for holes and cavities (C) . Draw Fine Features Select enable for small parts with fine features. For larger parts needing more accuracy, this feature should not be enabled. 3D Systems, Inc.

Set the number of layers that will be printed . Sidewalk Offset Set the distance between the part and the sidewalk . Enabling this option will create a perforated intersecting line at the border of the part for easier Sidewalk Perforation removal . 3D Systems, Inc.

Firmware Update How to Update Firmware Instructions for updating firmware in your CubePro Download Firmware Download firmware to a mass storage device Printer Connection Printer Select Select the printer connection Discover Find an applicable printer on the network Add a printer using the printers IP address…

CAUTION: Do not change the material cartridge color or material type during printing . Doing so may damage the printer . The CubePro software client includes useful tools to place a creation in the optimum position for printing . The model can be moved or rotated using the mouse .

View Tab for more information . 10 . Browse to the location where the file will be saved and enter a file name. Select CubePro Build Files as Save As Type . Select Save . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: The build file may take a few minutes to create. During this time, the file is being converted from a .stl file to a .cubepro file. NOTE: Once the build is complete, the estimated print time will appear . Select to close the window .

Apply a thin layer of glue to the print pad: Layer 2 Apply a second thin layer of glue to the print pad in the opposite direction: NOTE: For best results, allow the glue to dry before printing . 3D Systems, Inc.

REPLACING A MATERIAL CARTRIDGE The CubePro can utilize up to three installed cartridges depending on your printer model . The creation you wish to print may require a different color or material, or there may not be enough material left in the cartridge to complete your next print . Refer to the following steps to replace material cartridges .

CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the excess material back into the cartridge . Doing so will cause the cartridge to bind making it unusable . Remove the thumbscrew securing the material to the new material cartridge . checkmark Select the to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

11 . Gently push the material into the print jet until molten plastic extrudes into the jet checkmark wiper . Select the to continue . NOTE: When the material reaches far enough into the print jet area, a feed motor will assist with feeding the material into the print jet . 3D Systems, Inc.

. CAUTION: If replacing the third cartridge, be sure to rotate the second bay cartridge to its vertical position before selecting the checkmark . 3D Systems, Inc.

Using either the left or right the navigation arrows, navigate to the Network screen . Select WIFI . ADHOC Select from the Select WIFI Connection Type screen . Select the ON/OFF bar to turn on the ad hoc network connection . 3D Systems, Inc.

10 . Select Set up a new connection or network . 11 . Select Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network . 12 . Select Next . 13 . Follow the steps in the wizard . 3D Systems, Inc.

Printer Setup Remove the waste material from the jet wiper and then reinstall it in the CubePro . Refer to the section titled more information about installing the jet wiper . Recycling information can be found in the section titled Cubify Sustainability Program .

Waste material from the printing process can accumulate inside the printer . Using a slightly damp, lint-free cloth, wipe the interior of the CubePro including the print plate, the print pad, cartridge bays and anywhere else you might find pieces of plastic waste material.

If the wiper tip is too low, remove the jet wiper assembly and turn the adjustment thumbscrew (A) counter-clockwise . Reinstall the jet wiper and return to step 5 . Once satisfied with the adjustment, you may connect your printer to utility power and power on the printer . 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: If the paper can not be inserted between the print jets and the print pad, turn the adjustment knob clockwise (from the bottom) until there is a slight resistance on the paper . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: If the paper can not be inserted between the print jets and the print pad, turn the adjustment knob clockwise (from the bottom) until there is a slight resistance on the paper . 11 . Once completed, select the checkmark to exit the utility . 3D Systems, Inc.

Z-Gap – The Z-Gap is the distance between the print pad and the print jet nozzles . Print Pad Level – The Print Pad Level is a measurement to determine if the print pad is level with the print jet nozzles . 3D Systems, Inc.

Printing the Level Gap Calibration File NOTE: Ensure the print pad is completely clean from glue and printed parts before beginning this procedure . Navigate to .com/en/CubePro/Activate . Select CALIBRATION FILES and extract them to your computers hard drive .

Acceptable Print Pattern The Print Pad Level calibration file should print with no gap between the Print Pad Level calibration lines and the baselines . The illustration indicates No Gap an acceptable print pattern from a profile view. 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: The Closed Z-Gap (A) and the Open Z-Gap (B) are two different measurements but should be read together . Correct Closed Z-Gap Referring to the illustration, the Closed Z-Gap bars (B) should touch the baseline (A) . 3D Systems, Inc.

If they touch on the second print, adjust all three (3) print pad adjustment knobs clockwise (right) 1-step and reprint the file. Continue this procedure until there is a gap . 3D Systems, Inc.

Calibration files can be downloaded from .com/en/CubePro/Activate. These files are printed like any other .cubepro file. There are four files available. The files are specific for the model printer (CubePro Duo or CubePro Trio) and for the material type (ABS or PLA) currently installed in the printer .

(left) direction. Compare the lines of print jet 1 and 3 to the left of the center arrows and find the printed lines that are properly aligned, In this illustration, the lines at -0 .3 are aligned . This means that the offset must be corrected by decreasing the offset by .3 mm . 3D Systems, Inc.

Navigate to the file location and copy the appropriate Nozzle Offset Calibration file to your USB mass storage device. NOTE: The Nozzle Offset Calibration files are specific for the model printer (CubePro Duo or CubePro Trio) and for the material type (ABS or PLA) currently installed in the printer .

Insert the mass storage device into the CubePro USB inlet port and select PRINT . Navigate to the calibration file and select PRINT . NOTE: The filename may differ from the illustration. NOTE: The printer may require you to install additional cartridges or replace a cartridge .

12 . Once finished adjusting the settings, select the checkmark to continue. 13 . Remove the original calibration print from the print pad . Reprint the calibration file and verify that the arrows align properly on the X-axis and Y-axis. 3D Systems, Inc.

JETS function from the Print Jet Calibration menu is a utility that enables you to test the print jet heating elements and the extruder operation . Print Jet Calibration CONTROL JETS . Navigate to the screen and select 3D Systems, Inc.

0 .0C . You can now select the next print jet and follow this procedure if necessary . NOTE: Pressing the values twice for target temperature and speed should change the values to 0 .0 . For further troubleshooting, contact Cubify Support at .com . 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: The Z: up arrow raises the print pad and the Z: down arrow lowers the print pad . checkmark Move the print jets or print pad in the desired direction and select the when finished. 3D Systems, Inc.

UPDATING THE CUBEPRO FIRMWARE The CubePro firmware can either be updated via wireless connection or by using a USB mass storage device. When using a USB mass storage device to update the firmware, log into your account and download the latest firmware to your device.

Press and release the touchscreen display ON/OFF button and the display will restart . Updating Firmware Using WI-FI To update the firmware using the wireless utility, the printer must be connected to a wireless network. Select SETUP . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: If the printer can not connect to the server, select RETRY connect to the server . Select CANCEL if you do not want to update the firmware. NOTE: The printer will check for a firmware update. 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: This process could take a few minutes . WARNING: DO NOT POWER OFF OR DISCONNECT THE PRINTER FROM UTILITY POWER DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS . ON/OFF button Press and release the touchscreen display and the display will restart . 3D Systems, Inc.

Remove the fuse cartridge from the power inlet housing . Remove the defective fuses and install new ones . Caution: Ensure the replacement fuses are rated correctly . NOTE: Fuse: 5x20mm T10A L 250V . Insert the fuse cartridge into the power inlet housing . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Ensure each bearing rod has been fully treated with a thin layer of bearing rod grease . Manually move the print jet carriage (A) front-to-back and left- to-right . NOTE: The print jet carriage should glide smoothly . Front 3D Systems, Inc.

The rate of temperature increase is below the expected rate of change Set point deviation The temperature is different from the target temperature For more information, contact Cubify Support . CONTACTING SUPPORT Cubify Support is available at .com . 3D Systems, Inc.

CubePro 3D printers use eco-friendly plastics that can be recycled, re-purposed or composted responsibly . 3D Systems invites all CubePro and Cubify consumers to partner in creating a cleaner world, one printed part at a time, by participating in the Cubify Sustainability Program .

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Ahead of formnext, 3D Systems proved that it is delivering on the visionproposedby its new CEO, Vyomesh Joshi, by making a series of new announcements, including important new machines for industrial production. Theres a ton of news to break down, so lets get to it.

Sinceits unveilingin 2016, 3D Systems Figure 4 has held a lot of promise for a company that suffered under its previous leadership. The new machine and the companys new CEO suggest that 3D Systems is reevaluating its place in the world of 3D printing with a focus on industrial production. 3D Systems has released further news about its Figure 4 modular 3D printing system, including the various configurations, releases and prices.

Named after a drawing in a 1983 patent filed by 3D Systems Founder and Chief Technology Officer Chuck Hull, Figure 4 is a quick printing digital light processing (DLP) system. The technology casts light onto a photosensitive resin, printing objects in a layerless fashion, allowing for 15 times the throughput of comparable technologies at a 20 percent reduction in costs. Paired with robotic arms, Figure 4 can be highly automated, with the arms moving finished prints to post-processing and quality control stations.

Figure 4 is a modular system that combines quick printing with automated technologies, such as material handling and post-processing, for factory-oriented production. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

The system is available in a variety of configurations, ranging from a stand-alone system for $25,000 to a highly customized system for over $1 million. These systems are available in four models targeted at industries such as healthcare and aerospace.

Designed for in-line production, the Figure 4 Production is a completely customizable and automated system with automation features such as automated material delivery and integrated post-processing.

The Figure 4 Modular is meant for printing multiple unique parts, with a centralized post-processing solution. It includes automated material handling, but a manual post-processing station for cleaning, drying and curing. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

Managed from a master control unit, the Figure 4 Modular is meant for producing multiple unique parts at once, and includes automated material handling and centralized, manual post-processing.

The Figure 4 Standalone stands alone, with manual material handling and post-processing. However, as with all Figure 4 configurations, this system is scalable. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

The Figure 4 Standalone is, as it sounds, a single-engine setup meant for low volume production and prototyping. The Figure 4 Dental, which is also a single-engine system, is designed for use with 3D Systems biocompatible materials portfolio.

All of the machines feature the companys 3D Sprint and 3D Connect software. 3D Sprint is used for print prep, including placement and supports. For status reports and preventative maintenance, 3D Connect is made up of 3D Connect Service, which allows users to schedule regular maintenance with 3D Systems for the machines, and 3D Connect Manage, a secure and remote monitoring program for single or fleets of Figure 4 machines.

Along with the machine configurations, 3D Systems is also launching 15 materialssuch as prototyping, clear, tough, elastic and high temperature resinsgeared toward industrial and dental applications. Compared to other continuous DLP technologies, such as Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) from Carbon, there is no need for a secondary heat curing process.

Interestingly, Figure 4 was unveiled about a year after Carbons technology and, while Carbon made clear the speed and material implications of its technology for a production setting, 3D Systems was already showcasing the possibilities of Figure 4 upon its demonstration. With automated material handling and post-processing, not only is Figure 4 fast, like Carbons technology, but it requires less manual intervention, making it ideal for the factory floor.

Carbon is in the process of releasingsimilar automated solutions for DLS, including material handling and post-processing. Its possible that, by the time Figure 4 actually hits the market, Carbon will have its own in-line production solution as well.

Manufactured in part by Sanmina, the Figure 4 machines will be released throughout 2018, with the Figure 4 Production and Dental systems available in Q2 and the Modular and Standalone systems available in Q3. Sanmina will also be working with 3D Systems to expand 3D printing within its own global manufacturing service operations. To learn more about Figure 4,visit the 3D Systems website.

Under its previous CEO, Avi Reichental, many of 3D Systems vastmultitude of acquisitionsseemed to languish. Among them was French metal 3D printer manufacturer Phenix Systems. While the company was able to release new metal 3D printers as a result of this acquisition, Reichentals vision wasconsumer focused, leading him to pursue flashier, yet less immediately practical products, such as the ChefJet sugar 3D printer and the CeraJet ceramics system.

The DMP 8500 competes directly with Concept Lasers technology, with a bigger build volume and automated modules. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

Under its newer CEO and HP veteran,Vyomesh Joshi, the company is much more focused, with a laser site on industrial production. Along with news of the production-grade Figure 4 system, 3D Systems also announced the development of the DMP 8500 Factory Solution, which the company describes as the first truly scalable, automated and fully integrated metal additive manufacturing solution. With a build volume of 500 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm, the system is still somewhat smaller than GE Additive/Concept Lasers X LINE 2000R, the largest metal powder bed fusion 3D printer at 800 x 400 x 500mm.

With the largest build volume of any powder bed fusion metal 3D printer, the DMP 8500 is designed for mass production. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

The DMP 8500 is a modular solution, in that it is made up of several different systems that make up an automated workflow. The Printer Modules feature three lasers (compared to the X LINE 2000Rs two) for increased productivity. The Removable Print Modules (RPMs) are sealed modules meant for transporting power to the printers or parts from the printers. The Powder Management Modules de-powder parts on the build platforms and then automatically recycle unused powder for subsequent jobs. Tying all of these elements together are the Transport Modules, which move the RPMs between the printer and powder modules.

The factory-style implementation of the modular DMP8500 platform bears a striking resemblance to Concept Lasers Factory of the Future vision illustrated below. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

To augment its overall metal 3D printing line, 3D Systems added LaserForm Maraging Steel (A), which can be machined, welded and hardened for use in injection molding and tooling.Along with the new metal, a new parameter set license for LaserForm metals was released. These Extra High Productivity Parameters for LaserForm Ti Gr5 (A) and Ti Gr23 (A) can be licensed for a 30 percent reduction in build time, while maintaining highly consistent and repeatable part quality.

News of the DMP 8500 is particularly interesting when compared to the vision of Concept Laser, before and afterits acquisitionbyGE Additive. Concept Laser is working toward developing its Factory of the Future concept, which bears a striking resemblance to 3D Systems new solution.

This is a vision for the AM Factory of Tomorrow, wherein multiple machines are aligned in such a way as to allow for mass manufacturing of 3D-printed parts. (Image courtesy of Concept Laser.)

So far, powder handling, printing and part removal stations have beenunveiledby Concept Laser, but the company previously published videos in which automated transport modules would cart around finished parts and new powders to create a 24/7, lights-out factory.

The DMP 8500 is planned for release in Q4 2018. By then, or even later this week and next at the formnext show, Concept Laser may have expanded on its vision, so that 3D Systems will have to compete against GE with its technology.

Regardless, we know which direction the industry is heading. Its also heartening to see a company with the most diverse technology portfolio in the industry, 3D Systems, begin to reshape itself into a leading company once again.

To learn more about the DMP 8500,visit the 3D Systems website.

Along with the potentially more exciting announcements of its metal 3D printing and Figure 4 technologies, 3D Systems has also added to its line of selective laser sintering (SLS) systems with the ProX SLS 6100, which is designed for large parts.

According to 3D Systems, the system is aggressively priced. It features automated material handling with a material quality control system that includes continuous automatic sifting and filtering. An air-cooled laser removes the need for a chiller, lowering the cost and increasing the efficiency of the system.The company also suggests that the ProX SLS 6100 has the highest resolution and edge definition of any SLS system.

To boost the capabilities of the larger 3D Systems SLS line are a number of new materials, as well. These include the flame-retardant DuraForm ProX FR1200, which meets the flame retardancy requirements of the aerospace industry for interior cabin parts. The durable DuraForm ProX EX BLK is a nylon-11-based material made from renewable, non-petrochemical resources that can be used to replace ABS and polypropylene. DuraForm ProX AF+ is an aluminum- and mineral-filled nylon 12 for stiff, heat resistant parts that will face heavy loads.

Like the Figure 4 platform, the ProX SLS 6100 features 3D Sprint software for print prep and 3D Connect, for preventative maintenance and print monitoring. To learn more,visit the 3D Systems website.

Though 3D Systems shelved its consumer division, Cubify, at the end of 2015, the company is revisiting the desktop 3D printer space with the new FabPro 1000, described as an entry-level production printer.

The FabPro 1000 isnt marketed as a return to consumer 3D printing, but instead as an entry-level professional 3D printer. (Image courtesy of 3D Systems.)

Targeted at engineers, designers, jewelry makers and makers, the system seems to either be a stereolithography (SLA) or DLP system

Lending confidence to the companys new direction and leadership, 3D Systems announced a new three-year contract with BMW. The automaker will be leveraging 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing services to 3D print design and functional prototype parts.

The partnership will primarily use SLA and DLP, in addition to 3D Systems painting, dying, tumbling and other finishing services, to create interior and exterior automobile test parts, as well as tools and fixtures. The parts will be included in summer and winter rideout testing for fit and functionality in extreme heat and cold.

Correction 11/13/17:This article previously stated that 3D Systems new metal 3D printer is larger than GE Additives XLine 2000R, which is incorrect.

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Cube Generation Personal 3D Printer User Guide Original Instructions…

UNPACKING AND SETTING UP YOUR CUBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Applying Cube Glue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Updating the Cube Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. With multiple material colors to choose from and two types of materials, enjoy the freedom to print in your true colors or mix it up . With its ready-to-print technology, the Cube provides a new dimension to your imagination and helps you share your creations with others in the Cubify community at Cubify m .

3D Systems . You may be instructed to ship the defective 3D Printer, or certain parts of the 3D Printer, to 3D Systems . Please retain your Cube or CubePro packaging so that it may be used if You need to ship the 3D Printer . You can learn more about 3D Systems…

Adult supervision is required; observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure the Cubes appropriate use . Ensure small 3D prints are not accessible to young children . These 3D prints are potential choking hazards for young children .

CUBE 3D PRINTER FEATURES The print jets heat print materials and produce thin, flowing streams of melted plastic creating layers that adhere to the print pad. After each layer is produced, the print pad lowers so that a new layer can be drawn on top of the last . This process continues until the last layer on top of the creation has been printed .

AT A GLANCE Print Jets On / Off Button USB Inlet Port Print Jet Tubes (Mass Storage Device) Material Cartridges Power Inlet Print Pad Refuse Bins USB B Port Print Platform (for future use) Touchscreen Display 3D Systems, Inc.

SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS WEIGHT Maximum Cube Weight (with cartridges): 17 lbs . (7 .7 kg) Maximum Box Weight: 23 lbs . (10 .43 kg) SOFTWARE Complimentary Cubify software for Windows and Mac OS X as well as iOS and Android mobile applications . These applications generate .cube3 file for printing on your printer.

DIMENSIONS 13 .3H x 13 .3W x 11 D / 33 .5 x 33 .8 x 28 cm Front View Side View 11 (28 cm) 13.3 (33.5 cm) 3D Systems, Inc.

Device Wrench *Depending on the Cube model and configuration, up to two cartridges may be included. Not every printer will be packaged with two cartridges . NOTE: The sandpaper should only be used for lightly sanding the print pad when prompted by the touchscreen display .

NOTE: There must be a minimum of 4 (102 mm) space in front of and behind the printer . Front View Top View 8 (203 mm) 4 (102 mm) Back Front 4 (102 mm) Hand Clearance Around the Printer Build Plate Travel Area Remove the top insert . 3D Systems, Inc.

Manually raise the print platform (A) and remove the spacer (B) from the printer . Open the accessories box and unpack the material cartridge(s)*, the USB mass storage device, the power supply and cord, and the bottle of Cube Glue . NOTE: Keep all packing materials for future repacking .

10 . Connect the power cord to utility power and to the power supply . NOTE: Ensure the connection is secure . 11 . Power on the printer by pressing the button next to the touchscreen display . 3D Systems, Inc.

SKIP to bypass this step . NOTE: You can name your printer at any time . Navigate to the System 1 screen, select CUBE NAME and follow the instructions on the touchscreen display . NOTE: Selecting the button toggles between lowercase letters, uppercase letters and numerals .

. NOTE: Connection to a network is confirmed by a checkmark to the left of the network name . If the network is secure, a lock icon will appear to the right of the network name . 3D Systems, Inc.

Take note of the serial number. You will need it to activate your printer . Select the checkmark to continue . NOTE: This illustration provides an example of a serial number . Do not use this number to activate your printer . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Once the printer has been activated, you may press and release the button next to the touchscreen display to return to the main menu . This will bypass the print pad calibration and test print . 3D Systems, Inc.

. 14 . Mount the cartridge on the left side of the printer and select the checkmark continue . NOTE: It may become necessary to slightly rotate the cartridge to seat it properly . 3D Systems, Inc.

17 . Rotate the print jet clockwise until the dots align . Select the checkmark continue . NOTE: As you rotate the print jet, ensure the print jet tube is tucked under the top of the printer cover . 3D Systems, Inc.

21 . It is recommended that Auto Level is performed prior to the first print. Ensure the print pad is clean and installed properly and then select the checkmark continue to Auto Level . NOTE: When installed properly, the print pad magnetically attaches to the adjustment knobs . 3D Systems, Inc.

. The lock screw for adjustment knob A can be accessed from behind the printer . NOTE: Follow the instructions on the touchscreen display . Once the adjustments have been made, select the checkmark to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: The value presented on the touchscreen display is the absolute print pad position . Note and refer to this value when performing the Manual Level procedure . Your number may differ from the illustration . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Select the checkmark continue . 26 . Gently squeeze the bottle and apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the print pad . Select the checkmark to continue .

27 . Select the checkmark to go to the main menu . NOTE: You may also press and release the button next to the touchscreen display to return to the main menu . 3D Systems, Inc.

AUTO GAP Following AUTO LEVEL, is an automated procedure that measures the distance between the print pad and the print jets. If the gap is out of specification, the user can perform the Manual Gap procedure . 3D Systems, Inc.

. This Test Print is the same Welcome Message test print that is printed when first setting up and activating your printer. CUBE NAME CUBE NAME is a utility that allows you to change the name of your printer .

. Follow the same concept to replace the right material cartridge if applicable . NOTE: The printer will begin to heat . Wait for the printer to heat and then follow the user prompts in the touchscreen menu . 3D Systems, Inc.

. The left cartridge has been installed . Select the checkmark to complete the procedure . NOTE: Once the cartridge has been installed, allow the print jet to cool down before continuing . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Wireless transfer of print files usually takes more time than USB mass storage device transfer . Using the arrows, navigate to the file name of your creation. NOTE: The file name will appear at the top of the display. 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: If the file was built with color(s) that are not installed, the printer will assign a color from one of the installed cartridges that match the material type . Select the checkmark to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

Apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the center of the print pad . Select the checkmark to continue . NOTE: Ensure that the area where glue is applied is larger than the dimensions of the base of your creation .

CAUTION: Do not touch the print jets until they have cooled to room temperature . Finishing Your Creation Refer to the section titled for information about removing your creation from the print pad, cleaning the print pad and cleaning the part . 3D Systems, Inc.

Removing Rafts A raft is the flat support structure that is attached to the base of your creation if you enabled that option when building the .cube file. Though it is recommended that printing be done without a raft, some larger, more complicated parts may require one .

User Name Organization Next Enter a in the provided fields. Select continue . Select Next to install the application in the listed location or select Change browse to a different location . Select Install to continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Apple OS X computers can only communicate with printers that are connected to the same wireless network . Go to www .cubify .com and log in with your username and password . Go to www .cubify .com/en/cube/activate . Select MAC . Double-click the Cube software .dmg installer file. 3D Systems, Inc.

Cubify icon . Installing Cubify for Android NOTE: Android devices can only communicate with printers that are connected to the same wireless network . Open the Play Store from your Android browser . Select the Search icon . 3D Systems, Inc.

Enter Cubify in the search box . Select the Cubify application and install it . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: iOS devices can only communicate with printers that are connected to the same wireless network . Locate the Cubify application from the App Store and select it . Download the application to your iOS device . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Cubify is an application for the Cube that can connect to your account. Users can find free creations or purchase other creations from a large number of available 3D models. Cubify imports 3D content files (such as .stl, .ply, etc.) and readies them for printing with your printer .

. Select your unit of measure to either inches or App Settings millimeters . Help Application documentation About View the software version number Terms of Service Read the Terms of Service Privacy Policy Read the Privacy Policy 3D Systems, Inc.

For some creations, you may select the option to have Cubify print it for you . For more information, please visit www .cubify .com . NOTE: Items shown without a Cube icon are not printable on a Cube printer . NOTE: Some models can be purchased . To purchase a creation, select the option to add to the cart .

The store is organized into several categories . Select a category from the Shop menu to view the available sub-categories . This allows for quicker access to your favorite design types . Category Dropdown Select a category from a dropdown list . Featured List Select a category from a list . 3D Systems, Inc.

Select the category dropdown list to narrow your search . Categories are divided into product types and collections . After selecting a category, you can select a collection or a type . 3D Systems, Inc.

After selecting a creation, you can find more information about the item, purchase it, print it (free files only) or add it to your shelf. Some models have multiple views . Select the navigation buttons (A)* to see other views . *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

You can add items to your shelf . Add Files* You can select an item to print . Item Selection The Cube icon indicates an optimized .cube3 printable Cube File file. This Cube icon represents a print-ready .cube3 file.

Remove an item from My Shelf Print Now Select Print Now to prepare the item for printing . The checkmark indicates that the item has been Selected selected . *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

Center the model on the print pad Transfer the print file to the printer Print using the wireless connection to your network . Zoom In* Zoom in on a model *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

SETTINGS Select Settings to change your print settings or view Cube Information . Choose between Custom, Standard, Premium and Print Settings Draft build settings . Update your printer firmware and review the printer Cube Info system information . About View the software version number .

Shorter print time Supports Supports are structures that are automatically printed under overhanging parts of your model . Raft Rafts are printed during the first few layers to help the model adhere to the print pad . 3D Systems, Inc.

Select Custom to view the current print settings . You can personalize the settings by selecting a category and then selecting one of the presented options . Layers: 0 .070 mm 0 .200 mm Density: Hollow Strong Almost Solid Fill Pattern: Honeycomb Diamonds Lines Supports: Rafts: 3D Systems, Inc.

Print Settings – Standard Select Standard for strong prints that do not require fine detail. Layers: 0 .200 mm Density: Strong Fill Pattern: Diamonds Supports: Rafts: 3D Systems, Inc.

Print Settings – Premium Select Premium for prints that require strength and fine detail. Layers: 0 .070 mm Density: Strong Fill Pattern: Diamonds Supports: Rafts: 3D Systems, Inc.

Print Settings – Draft Select Draft for prints that do not require strength or fine detail. Layers: 0 .200 mm Density: Hollow Fill Pattern: Lines Supports: Rafts: 3D Systems, Inc.

Cube Info If new firmware is available for your connected Update Firmware printer, select Update . Refresh Find other printers on your network Enter IP Find a printer manually by entering an IP address 3D Systems, Inc.

(A) . Select Settings (B) . Select Cube Info (C) from the pop out menu . If the name of your printer does not appear in the Printer Name (D) area, select Refresh (E) from the pop out menu .

For mobile applications, press and hold the color wheel and then drag it to the part you want to color . For models with multiple parts, press, hold and drag the color wheel to the part of the model you want to color . 3D Systems, Inc.

Exact Move field, selecting the X-axis or Y-axis, and selecting Move. When finished, close the Move toolbar and select the Move button to deselect it. *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

200 will double the size of the model . The value 100 will have no effect . When finished, close the Scale tool and select the Scale button to deselect it. *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

Y-axis, or Z-axis and then select either the right or left arrow . You can also rotate the model by selecting an axis and entering a value in the Exact Rotate field. Select Rotate to rotate the model to the specified amount. When finished, close the Rotate tool and select the Rotate button to deselect it. *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

To remove the model from the print pad, select the Remove Model* button . Select to confirm your decision. You can find the model again by selecting Shelf . *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

Center Model Tool Select the model and then select the Center Model* button to center the model on the print pad . *Not an available feature for mobile applications . 3D Systems, Inc.

Change Views Select Change Views and then select the viewing angle . 3D Systems, Inc.

Select an item from My Shelf and select Print Now . Drag a color wheel to the model to color the part . Scale and position the model and select Print . NOTE: Cubify will generate a print file. 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Cubify will transfer the file to the printer. Apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the print pad and select OK . Select PRINT on the printers touchscreen display . Select the checkmark to continue . NOTE: For best results, allow the glue to dry before printing .

NOTE: The print jets will heat to operating temperature . NOTE: The printer will begin to print . checkmark When the printer has finished printing, select the to continue . NOTE: Follow the steps in the section titled Finishing Your Creation . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: Transferring a print file over a wireless network may take more time than transferring a print file from a USB mass storage device . The model view can be changed by using the following gestures: Zoom Out: Zoom In: Rotate the Print Pad: Move Model: 3D Systems, Inc.

Select an item from My Shelf . Select Print Now . 3D Systems, Inc.

Press, hold and drag a color wheel to the model to change the color . Select Print . NOTE: The printer will generate a .cube3 file and then transfer it to the printer over the wireless network . Select PRINT on the printers touchscreen display . 3D Systems, Inc.

Apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the print pad . Select the checkmark continue . NOTE: For best results, allow the glue to dry before printing . NOTE: To ensure proper adhesion, the glue area should be larger than the base of your printed creation .

Select a color wheel to set a color for your model . Select a color and then select to continue . NOTE: For a list of available colors and material types, please visit www .cubify .com . Color, scale and position the model on the print pad . 3D Systems, Inc.

Once the file has been generated, browse to the USB mass storage device and select Save . Select OK . Refer to the section titled Printing Your Creation for information about printing from a USB mass storage device . 3D Systems, Inc.

APPLYING CUBE GLUE Cube Glue contains water-soluble glue that adheres the part to the print pad . It is important that glue is applied to the print pad before starting any print to ensure that the creation does not move during the printing process .

CHANGE CARTRIDGE . Select the material cartridge to change . NOTE: This procedure illustrates changing the right cartridge . The same concept applies to the left side . NOTE: The print jet will begin to heat . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Mount the new cartridge to the right side of the printer . Select the checkmark continue . NOTE: Ensure the print jet tube is tucked under the top of the printer cover . 3D Systems, Inc.

SETTING UP A WIRELESS CONNECTION Wireless connections can be made with a Wi-Fi network or an ad hoc network . Setting Up A Wi-Fi Connection Select SETUP . Navigate to the Network screen and select WIFI . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: If your network requires a password, use the navigation arrows to browse to the characters that make up your password and select them . Select the checkmark to continue . NOTE: The printer will attempt to connect to the network . 3D Systems, Inc.

. An ad hoc network is deleted when the user has disconnected from it or is out of range of other devices on the network unless it has been made a permanent network . Select SETUP . 3D Systems, Inc.

Center . Select Set up a new connection or network . 10 . Select Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network . 11 . Select Next . 12 . Follow the steps in the wizard . 3D Systems, Inc.

Waste material from the printing process can accumulate inside the printer . Using a slightly damp, lint-free cloth, wipe the interior of the Cube, including the print pad and anywhere else you might find pieces of plastic waste material. Print material can also collect around the belt area on the left side of the printer .

. Select the checkmark continue . NOTE: If you have replaced the jet wiper, select the checkmark reset the printer count . Press SKIP to be reminded later . Procedure Remove the purge bin assemblies from the printer . 3D Systems, Inc.

Install the new jet wiper onto the purge bin and reinstall the purge bin assembly into the printer . NOTE: Ensure the jet wiper is fully seated before reinstalling the purge bin assembly . checkmark Select the to confirm the replacement of the jet wiper. 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: The Auto Level procedure will begin . checkmark Once the Auto Level procedure has completed, select the to verify the Z-Gap (Step 8) . If the print pad is out of range, continue with the procedure . 3D Systems, Inc.

When prompted, tighten the lock screw enough to ensure the adjustment knob does not easily turn . Select the checkmark to continue . Caution: Do not over-tighten the lock screw . This can damage the adjustment knob and void the manufacturers warranty. 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: If Auto Gap is still not successful, select MANUAL GAP ADJUSTMENT . Refer to the section titled Manual Gap Adjustment for more information . Once the Manual Gap Adjustment procedure has been performed, note the final reading for future reference. 3D Systems, Inc.

The bottom of the first layer will appear very smooth and shiny with almost no visible lines. NOTE: If the bottom of the part appears shiny, make sure all glue has been removed and then reinspect it . Caution: Damage to the print pad can occur if the gap is too narrow . 3D Systems, Inc.

Caution: Exercise caution to prevent the print jet from pressing into the print pad . Once you feel a slight resistance in the Gap Gauge as it moves between the print pad and the left print jet, the gap is correct . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: It is most important to lightly sand all shiny areas of the print pad so the print pad surface appears matte in texture . Clean and dry the print pad thoroughly . Reinstall the print pad . Perform the Auto Level and Auto Gap procedures . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Apply two thin layers of Cube Glue to the print pad . Select the checkmark to continue . NOTE: Apply enough glue to cover a square area of 5 (15 cm) .

. CUBE NAME Cube Name allows you to change the name of your printer . CUBE NAME . Select Enter a name for your printer . Scroll through the letters by pressing the arrow symbols on each side of the screen .

UPDATING THE CUBE FIRMWARE The printer firmware can either be updated via wireless connection or by using a USB mass storage device. NOTE: Whenever a firmware update is performed, you must perform the Auto Level procedure and then the Auto Gap procedure .

NOTE: If no new firmware is available, select the checkmark continue . NOTE: If the firmware download fails, select RETRY to start the download again . Select CANCEL if you do not want to update the firmware. 3D Systems, Inc.

. NOTE: It may take a minute for the display to turn on . Perform the Auto Level and Auto Gap procedures . NOTE: For more information, refer to the section titled Print Pad Calibration . 3D Systems, Inc.

USB mass storage device. Select SETUP . Navigate to the System 3 screen and select FIRMWARE . Select KEY . Insert the USB mass storage device into the printer and select the checkmark continue . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: The firmware will begin to install. The blue bar is a progress indicator . NOTE: The installation could take a few minutes . WARNING: DO NOT POWER OFF OR DISCONNECT THE PRINTER FROM UTILITY POWER DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS . 3D Systems, Inc.

. Securely repack all of the accessories into the accessories box . NOTE: Refer to the contents list in the section titled Unpacking and Setting Up Your Cube . 3D Systems, Inc.

NOTE: The top insert is designed to keep the sides of the lower insert pressed outward . Place the printer in the protective bag and then place it in the lower foam support in the box . 3D Systems, Inc.

11 . Close the box and install the clips in the cutouts on top of the box . 12 . Place the printer box into the outer box and seal the outer box . CONTACTING SUPPORT Support for the Cube is available at .com . 3D Systems, Inc.

CUBIFY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM By its very nature 3D printing is a sustainable technology empowering 3D Systems printers to produce affordable products one layer at a time using only the necessary amount of material required for each part with near zero waste in an energy efficient process.

3D Systems unwraps imaging 3D printing technologies

— 3D printing firm 3D Systems showcased its D2P (DICOM to Print) and Volume Virtual Reality (VVR) 3D printing technologies at last weeks RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.

D2P is designed to help radiologists and clinicians quickly create 3D anatomical models from medical images, according to the vendor. Available as an integrated application on D2P, VVR technology enables users to upload patient scan data to D2P and immediately visualize medical datasets in virtual reality without having to perform preprocessing or segmentation. The firm said that visualizing images in virtual reality can enhance 3D understanding of structure and scale; it can also be used as part of routine examinations as well as preoperative planning of surgical procedures.

In other RSNA 2017 announcements, 3D Systems highlighted a new agreement withPhilips Healthcareto provide access to 3D printing on the vendors latest edition of its IntelliSpace Portal advanced visualization and quantification platform.

3D Systems also presented examples of patient-specific 3D models in three materials. Each of the models was printed with a different technology, including stereolithography (STL) using a biocompatible resin that offers the ability to highlight vital structures, the company said.

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3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Which Had the Better Q1 2017 Earnings?

A 3D printing company face-off: Heres how things stack up in a metric-to-metric comparison.

Lets compare the first-quarter 2017 results of the two leading diversified 3D printing companies,3D Systems(NYSE:DDD)andStratasys(NASDAQ:SSYS). 3D Systemsreportedin early May, while Stratasysreportedlater in the month.

Findings from this face-off should be helpful for making investing decisions in this space, which has heated up in 2017. Shares of 3D Systems and Stratasys are up 67.2% and 58.9%, respectively, this year through June 6.

2.5% year-over-year increase to $156.4 million

3D Systems wins since its revenue increased, while Stratasys declined. However, its advantage isnt as strong as the above numbers suggest because it made an acquisition in the quarter.

3D Systems acquired Vertex, which owns the NextDent dental-material brands, but the company didnt divulge the amount of revenue this acquisition contributed in the quarter. Based upon broad guidelines management provided on the earnings call, a decent estimate of organic revenue growth is 0.5% to 1.5%. (Organic growth excludes contributions made by businesses acquired within the last year.)

Both companies have been struggling to grow revenue since early 2015, when an industrywide slowdown in demand began. Investors shouldnt conclude that 3D Systems has turned the corner on this front, as the companys year-over-year revenue dropped 9.5% in the previous quarter (Q4 2016).

Data sources: Q1 earnings reports. GAAP = generally accepted accounting principles.

We cant draw conclusions by directly comparing EPS results because the companies have a different number of shares outstanding. Neither company is profitable from a GAAP standpoint, but both narrowed their losses from the year-ago quarter. Both losses narrowed approximately the same percentage, so this category is a draw.

The same comment as above applies to directly comparing the companies adjusted EPS results. Relative to the year-ago quarters results, however, Stratasys is the decisive winner because its adjusted EPS increased significantly more than 3D Systems did.

Cost-cutting has been the driving force behind both companies improving EPS results over the last year or so.

3D Systems wins this one. The two companies enterprise businesses likely have gross margins in the same ballpark. Stratasys overall gross margin is being dragged lower by its desktop 3D printer unit, MakerBot, which largely targets the education and hobbyist markets. (The company doesnt break out MakerBot stats anymore, but we know from past management comments that MakerBot has a lower gross margin than the companys enterprise 3D printer business.)

$161.7 million in cash and no long-term debt at the end of Q1; generated $19.4 million in cash from operations during the quarter.

$297.2 million in cash and no long-term debt at the end of Q1; generated $25.4 million in cash from operations during the quarter.

Stratasys cash stash is nearly double — 84% larger to be exact — 3D Systems hoard. Stratasys also generated more cash from operations in the quarter. Both companies, however, remain in great shape from a liquidity standpoint.

Stratasys spending on R&D was slightly higher than 3D Systems based on percentage of revenue. However, the two numbers are close enough that it seems fair to call this category a tie.

Its a necessity that both companies maintain solid R&D spending, as innovation will separate the winners from the losers in rapidly evolving tech-heavy spaces.

Both companies issued 2017 guidance earlier in the year when they released their Q4 2016 results. Im including this data, as it should be helpful, but this category isnt included in the competition, as these are only forecasts.

Revenue of $643 million-$684 million, adjusted EPS of $0.51-$0.55, and GAAP EPS of $0.02-$0.06.

Revenue: 2% to 8%; adjusted EPS: 10% to 20%; GAAP EPS: N/A (was alossof $0.35 in 2016).

Revenue of $644 million-$680 million, adjusted EPS of $0.19-$0.37, and a GAAPlossper share of $1.00 to $0.73.

Revenue: (4.1%) to 1.1%; adjusted EPS: (32.1%) to 32.1%; GAAP EPS: 32.4% to 50.7%.

3D Systems has the better revenue guidance.

Stratasys adjusted EPS guidance range is very broad, so its not clear which company expects to show the better year-over-year improvement on this metric.

3D Systems expects to return to profitability on a GAAP basis in 2017. Stratasys expects to post a GAAP loss for the full year.

Final score: 3D Systems — 2; Stratasys — 2; tie — 2. Both companies are performing quite similarly from a quarterly earnings standpoint, which should be helpful for investors to know as they make investing decisions in this space.

Keep in mind these caveats: Were only looking at one quarter, qualitative factors can be at least as important as quantitative ones, and future results are more important than current ones. We also didnt look at stock valuations, which matter considerably.

Both 3D Systems and Stratasys got new CEOs in 2016. Moreover, 3D Systems got a new CFO last year and Stratasys got a new financial leader earlier this year. So, its too early to tell which top management team is the better one. If youre a bet on the jockey investor, waiting a bit to see which team looks like its emerging as the stronger one before investing wouldnt be a bad strategy.

Beth McKennahas no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems and Stratasys. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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