MakerBot and Ultimaker Agree to Merge to Accelerate Global Adoption of Additive Manufacturing
The new entity has secured additional funding of
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MakerBot and Ultimaker have agreed to merge and secure funding to accelerate 3D printing innovation and drive global adoption, marking an important milestone for both companies. (Photo: Business Wire)
The new entity will be backed by existing investors,
“This merger marks an important milestone for Ultimaker and MakerBot,” says Jürgen
“Technological innovation is paramount in growing the availability of easy-to-use professional 3D printing solutions,” says
The new entity aims to offer easy-to-use and accessible desktop 3D printing solutions for any application while inspiring the industry to a future state of responsible and sustainable manufacturing.
The new company will maintain headquarters in both
The transaction is subject to consultation of appropriate employee representative bodies and regulatory approvals, with closing currently expected over the course of the second or third quarters of 2022.
MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. MakerBot empowers the engineers of today and tomorrow with its powerful additive manufacturing ecosystem. The company strives to redefine the standards for 3D printing for safety and emissions, reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has a large install base, manages Thingiverse—the largest 3D printing community in the world—and has members on the UL 2904 standards committee to ensure it is on the cutting edge of emissions regulations.
Established in 2011, Ultimaker is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transformation to flexible, empowering and sustainable solutions. 380 employees deliver a platform that enables customers to take full advantage of the unique Ultimaker Ecosystem that offers the largest diversity of 3D printing products and services in the industry. Ultimaker provides a seamless integration of hardware, software and materials that simply works.