MakerBot Industries is a New York City-based company founded in January 2009 by BrePettis, Adam Mayer and Zach "Hoeken" Smith to engineer and produce 3D printers (Desktop Fab). MakerBot builds on the early progress of the RepRap Project.

Originally Open Source Hardware, changed into 2012.

Apr'2014: closed its 3 retail stores and laid off 20% (120) of its staff.

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