Stratasys Will Stop Manufacturing Makerbots In Brooklyn, Outsourcing To China



By Sean O’Kane, The Verge

“MakerBot has announced that it will no longer manufacture its own hardware. Over the course of the next six months, the company will transition the building of its 3D printers and other products to Jabil, a contract manufacturer with facilities in China. As a result, the company will shut down its manufacturing operations in the Industry City complex in Brooklyn, NY, and will part ways with an undisclosed number of staffers. MakerBot’s headquarters and its other teams — namely design, engineering, logistics, and repairs — will remain in Brooklyn.”

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