MakerBot and Stratasys: 3D plus 3D equals what?

Various objects created from molten plastic and a MakerBot 3D printer at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 5, 2013 in Hanover, Germany.

Industrial 3D printer maker Stratasys just bought a hot name in the 3D printing consumer market: MakerBot. The pricetag? $403 million in Statasys stock. MakerBot's desktop 3D printers cost about $2,000, while the machines Stratasys makes can cost over half a million.

Stratasys CEO David Reis and MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss what's behind the merger. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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