- Makerbot was started in 2009 and has sold tens of thousands of printers. It is one of the few companies bringing personal 3D printers to the market.
- Recently, about 20% of the staff, around 100 people, had been laid off and the company is dealing with a lawsuit alleging it was aware that some of the printers it sold were faulty.
- The new facility in Brooklyn is 170,000 square feet and it will be able to as much as double its production and improve quality oversight.
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