BROOKLYN, N.Y and UTRECHT, Netherlands, [September 13, 2022]—MakerBot and Ultimaker, two leaders in desktop 3D printing, today announced the completion of their merger. Under the new brand, UltiMaker, the company aims to provide easy-to-use and accessible 3D printing hardware, software, and materials for any application, driving the industry to a future state of responsible and sustainable manufacturing.
Combining both companies’ products platform under one roof, UltiMaker will continue to offer a wide range of solutions to customers, with well-established brands such as the MakerBot METHOD®, MakerBot SKETCH®, and MakerBot Replicator® 3D printers, and MakerBot CloudPrint™ as well as the Ultimaker 2+ Connect, Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5, and Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. In addition, the open communities, Ultimaker Cura and MakerBot Thingiverse® will continue to be managed by the new company.
The newly formed entity will invest capital to accelerate growth, drive new product innovation, further research and development, and strengthen its presence across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific through market expansions. Nadav Goshen will spearhead the new company as its CEO, while former Ultimaker CEO Jürgen von Hollen has decided to leave the business after assisting with the integration and transition plans for the new company over the coming months.