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Ease of Use is the Biggest Barrier to Entry for 3D Printing

By | May 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

What do you think the biggest problem for mass adoption of 3D printers is these days? Surprisingly, it’s not cost. Rather, the biggest issue is ease of use. And, according to John Dogru CEO of 3DPrinterOS, the 3D printer market is facing the same…

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Skriware: The One Stop Shop 3D Printer

By | Dec 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Despite the popularity surrounding 3D printing, a lot of people claim that it’s struggling. In fact, MakerBot recently announced that they’ll be having some major layoffs while countless other 3D printing crowdfunders weren’t able to deliver their final products. However, there’s no doubt that…

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San Diego

MakerBot Successfully 3D Prints Cartilage for Tracheal Repair

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It was recently announced that investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have made a medical breakthrough using the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Specifically they have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair. The results were reported at the 51st Annual Meeting…

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Las Vegas

Bre Pettis is Providing a New Perspective for “Makers” Everywhere

By | Dec 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Bre Pettis is synonymous with 3D printing these days, thanks to his role as CEO of MakerBot, and we were thrilled to have him at Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate this year. But we learned that Pettis wasn’t always concocting 3D printing models in Brooklyn. In…

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MakerBot and Partners Want to Put a 3D Printer in Every American Classroom

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Back in October, at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, MakerBot co-founder and CEO Bre Pettis informally announced his dream of putting a 3D printer in every school in America. Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber asked Pettis about the future of 3D printing and where he saw the…

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Bre Pettis: Recognize the Importance of Obsession

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Co-founder and CEO of MakerBot Bre Pettis talked today at Tech Cocktail Celebrate about the power of obsession and how to use it to reach your goal. When he first started making 3D printers, the challenge to build a proper product was tough, but…



15 New Microsoft Stores to Receive MakerBot Replicator 2

By | Aug 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

On August 7, MakerBot, a Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, announced that they will be bringing their Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer and filament to 15 additional Microsoft retail stores. Currently, they have held trial runs with their MakerBot Experience, a hands-on demonstration of the Replicator 2,…


MakerBot Acquired by Stratasys for a Value of $403 Million

By | Jun 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

Yesterday, 3D printing startup MakerBot announced that it had been acquired by Stratasys in a transaction valued at $403 million. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has sold over 22,000 3D printers and established itself as the friendly face of 3D printing for consumers. Stratasys, on…

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Changing Lives With 3D Printing

By | Jun 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I was with my friend Craig when I first heard about 3D printing. He was a graduate student studying architecture at Pratt Institute. We walked around his studio space, and he showed me what he had been working on for his upcoming critique. Then…



MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Talks about The New “Digitizer” [VIDEO]

By | Mar 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

At his opening remarks at SXSW Interactive last week, MakerBot cofounder and CEO Bre Pettis announced the 3D printing company’s latest product: the Digitizer, a desktop 3D scanner. The Digitizer is still in the prototyping phase, but it will ultimately be able to scan…



MakerBot Receives All-Star Investors in Recent Funding Round

By | Sep 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

MakerBot, a company that manufactures personal manufacturing machines, recently announced it is taking a $10 million venture investment round of capital, with Foundry Group leading the way. Not the typical web startup, MakerBot has the hardest of hardware blood coursing through its veins.  Their machines…