Stratasys buys Makerbot

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Stratasys buys Makerbot

Postby orcinus » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:12 am ... -printing/

It’s official: Two of the biggest names in 3D printing are joining forces.
Minneapolis-based Stratasys plans to acquire Brooklyn-based MakerBot in a $403 million merger. If all goes as planned, MakerBot will be a separate subsidiary to Stratasys, giving Stratasys access to the desktop 3D market more or less dominated by MakerBot, while giving MakerBot access to Stratasys’s cutting-edge R&D.

Time to move away from Thingiverse? :)
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Re: Stratasys buys Makerbot

Postby flickerfly » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:17 am

Are there good options outside thingiverse? github has a nice STL viewer, but it certainly isn't good for exploring and finding things. I don't know that it's time to move, but it certainly seems like a potentially good opportunity for a competitor in the thingiverse space to push ahead if there is some way to make money doing that.
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Re: Stratasys buys Makerbot

Postby Digitalmagic » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:39 pm

Human has 20 nail ... extruders.
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