Makerbot

  • MakerBot Unveils The Replicator Mini, Z18, And A New Prosumer Replicator

    MakerBot Unveils The Replicator Mini, Z18, And A New Prosumer Replicator

    Today at CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis announced the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform. This “platform” consists of the MakerBot Replicator Mini, a smaller 3D printer with the build volume of the original MakerBot Cupcake. Pettis called it the “consumer 3D printer” with one-touch 3D printing as well as printing via mobile devices. Read More

  • Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

    Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

    Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow ten times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities. Read More

  • This Is The Year Of The Makers

    This Is The Year Of The Makers

    We are at a turning point in terms of gadget manufacturing. The heavy hitters in hardware – the Sonys, the Samsungs, the LGs – are stuck in the mire of slow innovation. We haven’t heard much out of that camp this year – they’re keeping CES plans under wraps – but I suspect we’ll see a few big TVs and some thin laptops and a nice fridge or two and… Read More

  • Big 3D Printing Needs To Stop The Bullying

    Big 3D Printing Needs To Stop The Bullying

    Stratasys, one of the two giants in the 3D printing market (the other is 3DSystems), is on a roll. This summer it bought one of the biggest and beloved home 3D-printer makers, MakerBot, and watched its printers churn out the first 3D-printed gun. Now it’s back in the news for suing printer reseller Afinia for infringing on its patents. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

    Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

    3D printing is all the rage and it’s hard to know just where to start. If you have a budding manufacturing magnate on your Christmas list we’ve got a few fun things for them to check out. One word of advice? Don’t buy cheap 3D printers. I’ve tested a few so far and a number of the “cheap” open source models and some of the models you find at Office Depot… Read More

  • LittleBits Connects With $11.1M To Transform Its Electronics Kit Business Into A Hardware Platform

    LittleBits Connects With $11.1M To Transform Its Electronics Kit Business Into A Hardware Platform

    Big things are coming for littleBits — the New York-based startup that makes lego-style electronics kits. The company, originally conceived by founder Ayah Bdeir in the MIT Media Lab (and backed in part by its head, Joi Ito), has already picked up traction for its first product: kits for children and hobbyists to create fun objects at home (see more in the video below). Today, it is… Read More

  • Makerbot Wants To Put A 3D Printer In Every School

    Makerbot Wants To Put A 3D Printer In Every School

    3D-printer company Makerbot is leading a crowdfunding drive to buy 3D printers for every school in America. The push, called Makerbot Academy, will begin with CEO Bre Pettis personally pledging a Makerbot to every public high school in the company’s home town of Brooklyn. “MakerBot Academy is a big thing. It is epic. There are around 100,000 schools in the USA and we want those… Read More

  • The Makerbot Digitizer Is Nearly Magic

    The Makerbot Digitizer Is Nearly Magic

    When I was a kid I was amazed by advances technology. I went to a friend’s house when I was in fifth grade and his father had a PC – an IBM PC, I believe – with a built in hard drive. We loaded King’s Quest and Colossal Cavern in seconds and he even had a menu of apps that you could select by tapping a key. As a kid who grew up with tapes and later floppy disks, this… Read More

  • MakerBot Digitizer Launches in Brooklyn

    Hands On With The Brooklyn-Made Makerbot Digitizer

    The Makerbot Digitizer looked too good to be true. It was a solid, compact 3D scanner that could replicate a solid object without much fuss and had a level of detail unparalleled in the home scanning market. Now it’s clear that this is much more than a compelling idea. Read More