29 Apr '16, 11pm

Worth a read >> The MakerBot Obituary | Hackaday

MakerBot sales were killing Stratasys sales. For every MakerBot sold, and there was A LOT of them, that was potentially one less uprint/dimension/fortus purchased. If you assume even 10% of MakerBots were purchased by companies who would have otherwise bought a dimension, that is something like $120 million in revenue that Stratasys lost. If things kept going the way they were, Stratasys would have continued to lose tens of millions every single year and its worse than that still, since this is only considering printer cost. If you remove the profits they make on their filament, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were losing $50-80M a year when MakerBot was at their peak. They bought Makerbot to kill them. They didn’t want MakerBot to succeed because even if MakerBot did continue to do really well, the profit margins were still incredibly small. Seriously, the profit Stratasy...

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