MakerBot stops its own production 3D printers




MakerBot bring production of its 3D printers under the manufacturer Jabil. Result of the decision is that the own production of MakerBot in New York, which opened less than a year ago, will close.

That conclusion is accompanied by layoffs, reports MakerBot. The manufacturer thinks the housing production at Jabil to reduce costs and better able to jump into the rapidly changing market for 3D printers. MakerBot is to focus on the professional and educational markets as it became increasingly difficult to compete in the consumer market with increasingly cheap 3D printers.

Jabil is an electronics supplier with headquarters in the US and offices worldwide, including in the Belgian town of Hasselt and the Dutch Venray. MakerBot is one of the best known manufacturers of 3D printers made in recent years substantial growth, including its Replicator Series.

In 2013 the company became part of Stratasys and got a director who came from the parent company. Which announced last year to 20 per cent of dismissing staff because businesses were made redundant by the acquisition. Last July opened MakerBot’s own factory in New York in order to double the production of 3D printers.



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