Desktop 3D printing company MakerBot has announced a merger with Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Learn more about the merger at the BusinessWire press release.
From MakerBot’s announcement:
Today’s a very exciting day at MakerBot! We are thrilled to announce a merger between two global 3D printing industry leaders: MakerBot and Stratasys.
What this means: MakerBot’s mission remains the same and will continue to operate as a separate subsidiary within Stratasys, once the transaction is complete. The last few years have been incredibly inspiring and exciting for us. We have an aggressive model for growth. Partnering with Stratasys will allow us to supercharge our mission to empower individuals, and lead the Next Industrial Revolution. We are excited about the opportunities this combination will bring to our current and future customers. MakerBot is an innovation company.
We innovate so others can innovate, and we believe 3D printing is fueling the Next Industrial Revolution. We have been a pioneer in desktop 3D printing – which provides affordable 3D printing access to individuals, from engineers, architects, designers, entrepreneurs and educators, in addition to hobbyists and makers. We are very excited about this opportunity and hope you join us in fueling the Next Industrial Revolution!
— MakerBot (@makerbot) June 19, 2013
A tweet from MakerBot founder Bre Pettis:
— Bre Pettis (@bre) June 19, 2013