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The past few months haven't been easy for Makerbot. But it doesn't seem like the restructuring and sizable layoffs are affecting the company's progress. Today it announced the opening of a new, 170,000-square-foot manufacturing center in New York City. For Makerbot, it means being able to double t...

July 23rd 2015 at 1:31pm 0 Comments
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If you bought one of MakerBot's fifth-generation 3D printers only to have trouble running it, you're not alone. A recently filed class action lawsuit alleges that MakerBot and its parent company Stratasys committed a "fraudulent scheme" by knowingly shipping these Replicator printers with flawed...

July 11th 2015 at 9:22pm 0 Comments
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MakerBot is perhaps the most well-known consumer 3D printer company on the market, having sold tens of thousands of Replicators since its start in 2009. It's a large part of why Stratasys, an industrial 3D printer and manufacturer, decided to acquire MakerBot in 2013. Two years after that merger,...

April 17th 2015 at 6:27pm 0 Comments
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MakerBot has just launched a new initiative called Starter Lab, which makes 3D printing more accessible to more people, particularly students and employees. It's a bundle of MakerBot products, including several printers and other hardware, plastic filaments and training guides to help organization...

March 5th 2015 at 5:33am 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, scientists aren't yet finished discovering new ways to 3D print body parts. A team at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has developed a 3D printing technique that lets them produce cartilage for repairing damaged tracheas, better known to you and I as windpipes. They...

January 28th 2015 at 1:22am 0 Comments
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You'd think by now creating groups for sharing 3D models would be old hat for Thingiverse, MakerBot's online community for 3D printing enthusiasts, but sadly, you'd be wrong. That all changes today: MakerBot announced that Thingiverse users will finally be able to make groups around whatever topic...

January 22nd 2015 at 1:28am 0 Comments
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Enough with the primary-colored plastic trinkets. When can we start printing things we want? Things we'll use? While we're still not quite there, MakerBot's recently announced composite materials might get us closer. We talked to MakerBot's Director of Product Anthony Moschella about a year in 3D...

January 8th 2015 at 6:43pm 0 Comments
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The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling out...

January 7th 2015 at 5:33pm 0 Comments
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From making chess sets to creating new types of food, 3D printing has a lot of potential uses. As the prices of printers have gotten cheaper, it's easier than ever to get started. For someone who wants to jump into the wonderful world of 3D replication, what's the best way to get started? And if y...

November 19th 2014 at 6:05pm 0 Comments