[EMS Discuss] Stratasys buys Makerbot

Benjamin Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Jun 19 15:53:31 PDT 2013


Scraping Thingiverse might not be a bad idea.  Any bets on whether they branch the content into a new  restrictive license that's closed off then shut down hosting of the current files?
- Ben

On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 3:40 PM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> IMHO.  I think counterfeit prevention chips will be mandated for all
> commercially produced 3D printers.  Just like they are in the high end
> photo copiers.
> Who gets to define what is counterfeit is the scary part.
> On Jun 19, 2013 2:57 PM, "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> It sounds like at least for now Makerbot will continue operating as its
>> own entity.  Supposedly Makerbot will continue to target the consumer
>> market while Stratasys stays in its current market.  I'm curious what will
>> happen over time though.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Hovis Biddle <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>
>>> I don't know a lot about the IP situation in printing, but this kind of
>>> consolidation gives me fears about Stratasys moving to a patent-trolling
>>> and monopolizing strategy...
>>>
>>> Three cheers for democratizing manufacturing, I think I'll start
>>> archiving all public designs.
>>> On Jun 19, 2013 2:09 PM, "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  This is an interesting development.  I wonder how this will effect on
>>>> the consumer market in the long term.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/19/stratasys-acquiring-makerbot-combined-company-will-likely-dominate-3d-printing-industry/
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