MakerBot and Ultimaker Agree to Merge


Two of the most well-known businesses in the desktop 3D printing industry, MakerBot and Ultimaker, have finalized their merger.

The company’s new brand, Ultimaker, intends to deliver 3D printing materials, equipment, and software that are simple to use and accessible for any purpose, advancing the manufacturing sector toward a future of ethical and sustainable production.

Ultimaker will continue to provide a wide range of solutions to customers by combining the product platforms of both businesses under one roof. This includes well-known brands like the MakerBot METHOD, MakerBot SKETCH, MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, Replicator+, MakerBot CloudPrint, and the Ultimaker 2+ Connect, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5, and Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle.

Additionally, the new business will continue to run the open communities, Ultimaker Cura, and MakerBot Thingiverse.

The newly created corporation will invest money to increase its position throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific through market expansions, accelerate growth, drive new product innovation, and advance research and development.

Former Ultimaker CEO Jürgen von Hollen has made the decision to depart the firm after helping with the integration and transition preparations for the new company over the following months. Nadav Goshen will lead the new company as its CEO.

According to Ultimaker CEO Nadav Goshen, “when we start the next chapter together as Ultimaker, we will continue to focus on developing 3D printing technologies to increase the accessibility and use of 3D printing solutions.

We can create MakerBot and Ultimaker provide a broad array of products to support business, academic, and light industrial applications by combining our teams and technological knowledge.

With the merger’s conclusion behind us, von Hollen continues, “we can now concentrate on further integrating the two businesses and started generating considerable value for clients with top 3D printing solutions.

“Over the next months, I look forward to assisting the teams in getting going and making the most of the newly presented opportunities.”

MakerBot and Ultimaker may now work on the integration of both organizations and product lines thanks to the merger’s successful completion. Ultimaker will be able to provide a wide selection of products for various applications to clients all around the world by combining the product portfolios of both businesses.

With new hardware and software advancements on the horizon, the new business also wants to step up R&D efforts to create new products for educational and professional consumers.

New York and the Netherlands will remain the new company’s operating locations.

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