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 code Company % Change Last Price Volume Market Cap (Million $AU]
DDT DataDot Technology 50.00% $0.009 7,088,189 $4.86
BMG BMG Resources 40.00% $0.007 4,194 $2.45
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy 33.33% $0.004 50,000 $8.64M
MDI Middle Island Resources 25.00% $0.005 2,270,423 $4.19
FML Focus Minerals 25.00% $0.325 104,573 $47.50
IP1 Integrated Payment Technologies 25.00% $0.030 2,180,100 $3.71
AR9 Archtis 25.00% $0.125 50,000 $9.76
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals 20.00% $0.006 608,333 $12.90
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals 20.00% $0.006 106,000 $5.06
CGA Contango Asset Management 19.57% $0.275 6,615 $11.30

 

LOSERS

 

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

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ASX code Company % Change Last Price Volume Market Cap (Million $AU]
XPE XPED -50.00% $0.001 300,000 $3.01
VPR Volt Power Group -50.00% $0.001 66,753,922 $16.50
MNC Metminco -33.33% $0.002 95,000 $3.41
AGE Alligator Energy -25.00% $0.003 260,000 $4.02
GLE GLG Corp -23.85% $0.099 69,968 $9.63
SCI Silver City Minerals -23.08% $0.010 723,453 $3.82
BAH Bojun Agriculture Holdings -21.05% $0.150 36,800 $23.10
CZN Corazon Mining -20.00% $0.004 550,000 $6.33
MZN Marindi Metals -20.00% $0.004 600,000 $9.92
AUL Austar Gold -20.00% $0.004 3,200,000 $17.00