Makerbot and Ultimaker to merge

MakerBot and Ultimaker, two specialists in desktop 3D printing, have come to a business combination agreement that will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing by providing a comprehensive desktop 3D printing ecosystem of hardware, software and materials. The new entity will be backed by existing investors, NPM Capital and Stratasys, and will benefit from a planned cash investment of $62.4m to fuel innovation and expansion into new markets. Nadav Goshen, current MakerBot CEO, and Jürgen von Hollen, current Ultimaker CEO, will act as co-CEOs of the new company moving forward.

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