Makerbot

  • Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

    Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

    Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells into functional living tissues. Now, a company that makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, Glowforge, has raised $22 million to start mass production of its devices. The startup… Read More

  • Students’ 3D-printed fungarium and Martian mini-farm win NASA ‘Star Trek Replicator Challenge’

    Students’ 3D-printed fungarium and Martian mini-farm win NASA ‘Star Trek Replicator Challenge’

    NASA believes the children are our future. Why else would it ask them for ideas about how to feed astronauts in 2050? The nationwide “Star Trek Replicator” contest that began in February has spawned hundreds of 3D printable ideas, and the winners have just been announced: a housing for radiation-loving fungi and a tiny farm for Martian pioneers. Read More

  • Cities drive the maker movement Crunch Network

    Cities drive the maker movement

    Bringing back local industry to cities helps build strong local economies and strengthens our workforce. The maker movement is encouraging entrepreneurs to share ideas, and the city is the central place where it lives, breathes, and succeeds. Read More

  • Makerbot Releases The Smart Extruder+

    Makerbot Releases The Smart Extruder+

    Makerbot has just announced the availability of their new Smart Extruder+, a PLA 3D printer head that offers “better performance over a longer period of time.” This is the first major upgrade to Makerbot’s extruder since the launch of their Fifth Generation printer. The new head is the first that has been tested by parent company Stratasys for reliability. I tested an… Read More

  • Despite Layoffs, MakerBot Is Confident Going Forward

    CEO Jonathan Jaglom Talks About MakerBot’s Challenges

    It’s been an eventful year for 3D printing company MakerBot: it got a new CEO, opened a new factory in Brooklyn’s Industry City and announced multiple rounds of layoffs. We visited the Industry City facility back in September and spoke to CEO Jonathan Jaglom (previously an executive at Stratasys, which acquired MakerBot in 2013) about where he sees MakerBot going from here. Read More

  • Makerbot Lays Off 20% Of Employees, Restructures Brooklyn Offices

    Makerbot Lays Off 20% Of Employees, Restructures Brooklyn Offices

    Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom has announced that they are laying off about 20% off the company’s 400 staff or about 80 people. The move follows a previous round of layoffs that dropped 20% of the original workforce and closed the company’s three retail stores. The company is also closing one of its office spaces in Industry City and is relocating the software and sales teams to… Read More

  • Join The Giants Of The Maker Movement At TC Disrupt In San Francisco

    Join The Giants Of The Maker Movement At TC Disrupt In San Francisco

    Makers rule the world. Whether you sling code or craft hardware, the ability to build is of absolute importance in the new economy. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hanging out with Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, TechShop head Mark Hatch, and Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Read More

  • Stratasys Spins Off Bold Machines, Its 3D Printing Incubation Unit Run By MakerBot’s Bre Pettis

    Stratasys Spins Off Bold Machines, Its 3D Printing Incubation Unit Run By MakerBot’s Bre Pettis

    Some more reorganization afoot at Stratasys, the 3D printing and manufacturing company: it has announced that it has spun off Bold Machines, a unit of the company founded in September 2014 focused on incubating new products made with 3D printing. Bre Pettis, the founder and former head of MakerBot (acquired by publicly-traded Stratasys almost exactly two years ago for $403 million) will… Read More

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