At the end of June, MakerBot and Stratasys confirmed what many already knew: that MakerBot would be bought for $403 million. Today, that deal is official, and it means that Stratasys now has a non-industrial, consumer-facing 3D printing arm. And there’s a certifiable demand for this industry, as MakerBot, FormLabs, and others have shown. MakerBot was one of the first to offer affordable, in-home 3D printing, and the merger now means that there is a full-service company within the Industry that offers enterprise and at-home products. And with 25+ years of experience from the Stratasys team, MakerBot is sure to elevate its printing game.