When I saw the headline in Crain’s New York about 3D tooling company MakerBot downsizing its Brooklyn headquarters office space, I wondered – what does it mean for the 3-D printing industry?
3-D printing has definitely transformed how large companies are able to quickly test hardware designs before going into full production. It’s also helped smaller companies operate faster, more nimble and more efficiently.
However, I don’t hear about many “home users” buying 3D printers for their families and cuddling up to the fire place.
MakerBot was one of the first movers to really provide 3D printing solutions to the masses. It might need to QUICKLY innovate to provided more solutions to new markets, or more solutions to its current customer base.