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Less than a year after opening its 170,000-square-foot factory in New York City, MakerBot revealed nowadays it can partner with international developer Jabil to create its 3D printing devices moving forward.

by • April 24, 2016 • No Comments

In a blog post, MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom cited “the volatility of an emerging market” and the require to reduce making costs as the main reason for the move. Meanwhile, MakerBot’s create, engineering, logistics and repairs teams can stay in the company’s offices in Brooklyn.

“It’s a specific, painful decision in the sense that we’re going to have to let a few folks go,” Jaglom told the Verge, “but it is actually captured over a much broader strategic decision, that is a quite significant one and a quite positive one for MakerBot in the long term.”

Whilst analysts predict 3D printing can be a $20 billion industry by 2019, Jaglom has had to manufacture a few complex cuts since bringing over the company in April 2015. His initially leading move as CEO was to lay off 20 percent of the workforce. Six months later, the company trimmed another 20 percent of its roster, with Jaglom claiming that the company requireed to, “get back to our entrepreneurial spirit and address our fractured organizational structure.”

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