Stratasys Subsidiary MakerBot Slashes Workforce Again



By Sam Schaust, Twin Cities Business

“Eden Prairie-based Stratasys’ June 2013 acquisition for 3D printing competitor MakerBot seemed like a match made in heaven. Stratasys, with its dominance in commercial sales of 3D printers, and MakerBot, with its focus toward desktop 3D printing, complemented one another and were poised to be a force to be reckoned with.

But the 3D printing industry has been in a jam with sluggish sales, especially amongst consumers, which led MakerBot on Thursday to slash 20 percent of its workforce — the second such layoff by the Stratasys subsidiary this year.”

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