Global markets fell  after US President Donald Trump announced that a planned meeting with the Chinese government to nut out a trade deal  probably won’t happen before the March 1 deadline.

In response, the ASX Small Ords — the benchmark for Australian small cap performance — softened 0.61 per cent to 2,658.30 around 12pm AEST.

Still looking pretty good though.

ASX Small Ordinaries over the past month.
ASX Small Ordinaries over the past month.

Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Thursday February 7:

WINNERS

Titomic (ASX:TTT), has made a deal with the CSIRO which gives it exclusive global rights to two patents for the production of metal pipes.

Sounds boring, but it’s not.

The patents will give Titomic more opportunity to leverage its manufacturing tech, which includes the world’s biggest 3D printer.

This 3D printer is impressive — it can whip up a metal bike frame in 25 minutes.

Following the announcement, shares in Titomic are up more than seven per cent in early trade at $2.22.

This GIF shows the machine printing the “C” in a metal “Titomic” sign:

 

Yesterday, Focus Minerals (ASX:FML) fessed up to an old accounting error; it forgot to write off some assets in 2017 that were no longer in use.

But today, the Western Australian gold explorer  caught a rocket for some reason, up about 30 per cent to 33.5c.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday, February 8.

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ASX codeCompany% ChangeLast PriceVolumeMarket Cap (Million $AU]
DDTDataDot Technology50.00%$0.0097,088,189$4.86
BMGBMG Resources40.00%$0.0074,194$2.45
CCECarnegie Clean Energy 33.33%$0.00450,000$8.64M
MDIMiddle Island Resources 25.00%$0.0052,270,423$4.19
FMLFocus Minerals25.00%$0.325104,573$47.50
IP1Integrated Payment Technologies25.00%$0.0302,180,100$3.71
AR9Archtis 25.00%$0.12550,000$9.76
SUDSuda Pharmaceuticals 20.00%$0.006608,333$12.90
CUXCrossland Strategic Metals20.00%$0.006106,000$5.06
CGAContango Asset Management19.57%$0.2756,615$11.30

 

LOSERS

 

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday February 8.

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ASX codeCompany% ChangeLast PriceVolumeMarket Cap (Million $AU]
XPEXPED-50.00%$0.001300,000$3.01
VPRVolt Power Group-50.00%$0.00166,753,922$16.50
MNCMetminco-33.33%$0.00295,000$3.41
AGEAlligator Energy-25.00%$0.003260,000$4.02
GLEGLG Corp-23.85%$0.09969,968$9.63
SCISilver City Minerals-23.08%$0.010723,453$3.82
BAHBojun Agriculture Holdings -21.05%$0.15036,800$23.10
CZNCorazon Mining -20.00%$0.004550,000$6.33
MZNMarindi Metals-20.00%$0.004600,000$9.92
AULAustar Gold-20.00%$0.0043,200,000$17.00