MakerBot is an American New York City-based company founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer and Zach "Hoeken" Smith to engineer and produce 3D printers.
3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, refers to processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object in which successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Bre Pettis is an American entrepreneur, video blogger and creative artist.
MakerBot builds on the early progress of the RepRap Project.
The RepRap project started as a British initiative to develop a 3D printer that can print most of its own components and be a low-cost 3D printer, but it is now made up of hundreds of collaborators world wide.
As of April 2015, following a layoff of around 20% of its staff, MakerBot has about 400 employees.