Stratasys Sales Surged This Quarter Thanks To The Power Of Home 3D Printing

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Stratasys announced some impressive second quarter numbers today, noting that the company saw $178.46 million in revenue this quarter compared to $156.61 million last quarter. Profit also rose from $18 million last year to $27.99 million this year.

That’s huge.

To what does Stratasys owe this pleasure? Makerbot. After buying the company for $403 million last year, the high-end 3D printer maker saw sales surge. While, for years, the money was in building massive industrial printers for design shops and engineers, Stratasys has just confirmed that the home 3D printing market is a booming, albeit on a small scale.

Last year the company sold a little over a thousand printers. This year the company sold 14,909 printers in the second quarter alone. This is also the quarter that Makerbot announced their Gen 5 units as well as their smaller Mini printers and the large scale X18. Sales…

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