Low-cost desktop 3D printers may not have application in the home, but that does not mean they cannot be suitable elsewhere. The education market has been a successful one for these printers. And some professionals use them as well, especially in the … [Read more...] about MakerBot refocuses on professional and educational 3D printing users
3D printing is a needed tool for movie and TV special effects creators. These creators usually face very tight deadlines to design and then build special effects costumes, equipment, and so on for the entertainment industry. Engineers can learn a lot … [Read more...] about A behind the scenes look at 3D printing aliens for the TV show Colony
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, announced the MakerBot Smart Extruder+, a new swappable extruder for Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers. The MakerBot team worked with its parent company, Stratasys, which also … [Read more...] about A better print nozzle for MakerBot 3D printers
MakerBot claims its Desktop 3.8 prints designs 30% faster and with stronger structural support. 3D printing speed is affected by several factors, including how you arrange a build on the build tray, how you slice the STL code, and what fill … [Read more...] about MakerBot improves print speed on its 3D printers
The news that MakerBot missed its financial targets (only 7% revenue growth in 2014 versus the projected 25%) and had to lay off about one-fifth (120) of its employees may be big news within the media. But here at the 2015 Additive Manufacturers … [Read more...] about A wake up call for consumer based 3D printing?
A report from New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015 recently identified a top trend in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation. MakerBot sees the adoption of desktop 3D printing in the classroom as a way to create a culture of … [Read more...] about How to groom future 3D printing engineers
One year ago, the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz) became the first university in the U.S. to open a MakerBot Innovation Center. A MakerBot Innovation Center is a large-scale installation of MakerBot Replicator 3D printers … [Read more...] about MakerBot and SUNY New Paltz Celebrate One-Year Anniversary
Xavier’s MakerBot Innovation Center brings 3D printing to Xavier community and creates local hub for innovation, learning and entrepreneurialism. Xavier University recently signed an agreement with MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D … [Read more...] about 3D printing goes to university
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Instead of introducing a number of new products, the company is on a mission to transform the way people think about 3D … [Read more...] about MakerBot wants to change the way you think about 3D printing
MakerBot printers are used by a number of engineers in their preliminary design work. But it’s clear that these 3D printers are primarily designed for use by the maker/hobby user, the student, and the engineer who wants to give his/her children … [Read more...] about Will MakerBot and Martha Stewart sell more desktop 3D printers?