Inside MakerBot’s huge new Brooklyn 3D printer factory

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It hasn’t been the stablest year for MakerBot. Since last August, the quirky 3D printing company has switched CEOs twice, replacing co-founder Bre Pettis with executives from parent company Stratasys. After missing growth targets, it laid off around 20 percent of its staff and shut down its three retail stores in April. And it’s fighting a class action lawsuit that alleges MakerBot and Stratasys knowingly sold faulty printing heads while misleading investors.

But the company is also turning a more positive corner. Earlier this week, it opened a new printer assembly center in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood — a 170,000-square-foot facility that will produce everything from its compact Replicator Mini to the large and high-end Z18….

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