Makerbot Lays Off 20% Of Employees, Restructures Brooklyn Offices

Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom has announced that they are laying off about 20% off the company’s 400 staff or about 80 people. The move follows a previous round of layoffs that dropped 20% of the


Last week a 14-year-old boy brought a tech project to school setting off a wave of controversy. He is a Maker and he wanted to show his teacher a fun thing he put together. The resulting reaction was

Join The Giants Of The Maker Movement At TC Disrupt In San Francisco

Makers rule the world. Whether you sling code or craft hardware, the ability to build is of absolute importance in the new economy. That's why I'm pleased to announce that I'll be hanging out with Mak

Stratasys Spins Off Bold Machines, Its 3D Printing Incubation Unit Run By MakerBot’s Bre Pettis

Some more reorganization afoot at Stratasys, the 3D printing and manufacturing company: it has announced that it has spun off Bold Machines, a unit of the company founded in September 2014 focused on

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Apple Watch deliveries officially arrived to the first pre-order customers, Q1 earnings were released and Google announced its wireless cell service Project Fi. These were our best stories

Facebook Testing Caller Id App “Hello” | Crunch Report

On today’s Crunch Report, Google announces Project Fi cell service, what your favorite apps will look like on Apple Watch, Makerbot’s uncertain future, and Facebook’s user base is

Makerbot’s Saddest Hour

In the process of growth, startups change. They change from scrappy three-person operations to behemoths with new employees rolling in daily. They go on hiring sprees and the founders no longer know t

Securing A Huge Growth Round

Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people

MakerBot CEO Moves Into Leadership Role At Parent Company Stratasys

More juggling at MakerBot as current CEO Jenny Lawton moves to Stratasys to become executive vice president Special Projects, a leadership role inside the 3D printer company’s parent. Lawton, wh

The Internet Applied To Things And The Third Industrial Revolution

There's a new vanguard creating the future of the U.S. manufacturing economy. Companies like MakerBot, TechShop and Kickstarter are playing a large part in fixing the breakdown between historical indu

Makerbot Adds Thingiverse Groups, A Way To Share Models With Like-Minded Makers

Thingiverse, Makerbot’s collection of public 3D models, is one of the keys to its continued success. However, thus far it has been a fairly lonely affair with users uploading their models and in

Makerbot CEO Jenny Lawton On Ramping Up A Fast-Moving Company

3D printer company Makerbot experienced almost exponential growth. After a few years in a cramped Brooklyn warehouse, the team grew from 20 to 600 in a few short years and the company was bought by St

MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuff

After a slightly surprising move away from a managerial role at MakerBot, former CEO Bre Pettis has finally announced what he’s working on: Bold Machines, an “Innovation Workshop” fo

Join Us For A Screening Of Print The Legend, A Movie About Makerbot And Formlabs, On Sunday

If you like 3D printing and you’re free on Sunday night, I’d like to take you to a movie. Print The Legend is an amazing (and dramatic) tale of Makertbot, Formlabs, and 3D printing in gene

Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis Will Move To Create Innovation Lab Using Stratasys Tools

Bre Pettis, CEO of Makerbot, is stepping down to create a co-branded Stratasys/Makerbot "innovation lab" where he will use 3D printers to work with artists, designers, and makers. Makerbot President J

Makerbot Releases Zee, A Blank Canvas For Artists

Not content with selling the best-selling consumer 3D printer on the market, Makerbot is working hard to become a force in just-in-time design and alternative art. Zee is a small figure inspired by pa

Stratasys Sales Surged This Quarter Thanks To The Power Of Home 3D Printing

Stratasys announced some impressive second quarter numbers today, noting that the company saw $178.46 million in revenue this quarter compared to $156.61 million last quarter. Profit also rose from $1

MakerBot Launches A European Branch

MakerBot wants to take over the world, but you can't take over the world without leaving home base. This morning, MakerBot announced that they're formally launching a European arm of their company.

MakerBot Comes To Select Home Depot Stores

Home Depot is redefining the term DIY now that MakerBot printers and scanners are available in some retail locations. As part of a pilot program (<a target="_blank" href="

MakerBot Now Shipping Massive Z18 3D Printer

When <a href="">MakerBot</a> announced the Z18 printer last January at CES, there wasn't much of a shipping date. Now, however, the company has begun shipping t
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