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Stratasys (SSYS) is in buyout talks with hot 3D printing startup MakerBot, TechCrunch reports....
Stratasys (SSYS) is in buyout talks with hot 3D printing startup MakerBot, TechCrunch reports. The WSJ recently reported MakerBot was talking with suitors following VC funding talks involving a $300M valuation, but didn't give names. Buying MakerBot, whose innovative Replicator line of easy-to-use desktop 3D printers goes for $2K-$2.8K, would allow Stratasys (mostly focused on large businesses) to take on 3D Systems' (DDD) Cube line in the burgeoning enthusiast/small business space. MakerBot recently added the Digitizer, a desktop 3D scanner said to require no CAD software/3D modeling experience, to its product line.