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

Molly Wood Jun 21, 2013
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MakerBot and Stratasys: 3D plus 3D equals what?

Molly Wood Jun 21, 2013
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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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