Stratasys focuses on the high end market while Makerbot is for 3D printing end users. Together they make quite a company. The price was $604 million.
MakerBot, one of the companies at the fore of making 3D printing available to consumers, has just been acquired by professional-grade 3D printing company Stratasys. MakerBot will continue to operate as a separate company and under its own name, and no immediate plans for the two companies to integrate products or services have been announced.