MakerBot and Ultimaker Merge Entities

The merger has secured additional funding of $62.4M to advance global 3D printing innovation.

The merger has secured additional funding of $62.4M to advance global 3D printing innovation.

AM hardware makers MakerBot and Ultimaker agree to merge. Image courtesy of MakerBot, Ultimaker


Desktop 3D printing household names MakerBot and Ultimaker have settled on a business combination agreement to advance adoption of additive manufacturing. The combined companies can now offer a comprehensive desktop 3D printing ecosystem of hardware, software and materials.

The new entity will be backed by existing investors, NPM Capital and MakerBot's parent company Stratasys, and will be infused with a planned cash investment of $62.4 million for purposes of innovation and expanding into new markets. Nadav Goshen, current MakerBot CEO, and Jürgen von Hollen, current Ultimaker CEO, will act as Co-CEOs. Goshen will manage operations and R&D and von Hollen will oversee commercial functions.

“This merger marks an important milestone for Ultimaker and MakerBot,” says Jürgen von Hollen, CEO of Ultimaker. “The new company will leverage and expand its combined global footprint with sales and operations in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.”

“Technological innovation is paramount in growing the availability of easy-to-use professional 3D printing solutions,” says Nadav Goshen, CEO of MakerBot. “By combining our teams and leveraging the additional funding, we can accelerate the development of advanced solutions to provide our customers with a broad portfolio of hardware and software solutions to serve a wide spectrum of customers and applications.”

The new entity will offer accessible desktop 3D printing solutions for any application while fostering sustainable manufacturing. The plan is to run headquarters in The Netherlands and in New York. The transaction is subject to consultation of employee representative bodies and regulatory approvals, with closing anticipated during the second or third quarters of 2022.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

More MakerBot Coverage

More Ultimaker Coverage

Sponsored Content
Insider Q&A: 3D Printing End Use Parts
In this Insider Q&A, the experts at Ultimaker explain how 3D printing can be used for spare parts, jigs and fixtures in a production environment.
Royal Dutch Navy, Ultimaker and Covestro Test Strength of 3D-Printed Part
Engineers take unconventional approach to test strength of a 2-kg plastic 3D-printed part against an armored vehicle, 6000x heavier.
Partnership Forged Between America Makes and Ultimaker
As part of partnership, Ultimaker plans to donate 3D printers for use in middle and high schools to advance additive manufacturing.
Editor’s Pick: Print metal on plastics printer
Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit for Ultimaker S5 enables a switch between thermoplastic and metal printing.
Editor’s Picks: June 15-24, 2022
One of the picks will be chosen as DE’s Editor’s Pick of the Week.
Ultimaker Offers Metal Expansion Kit
Users can efficiently switch between printing plastic and metal on one 3D printer.
Ultimaker Company Profile

Share This Article

Subscribe to our FREE magazine, FREE email newsletters or both!

Join over 90,000 engineering professionals who get fresh engineering news as soon as it is published.




About the Author

DE Editors's avatar
DE Editors

DE’s editors contribute news and new product announcements to Digital Engineering.
Press releases may be sent to them via DE-Editors@digitaleng.news.

Follow DE
#26399