Toward the end of June, 3D printing companies Stratasys and MakerBot confirmed what TechCrunch had already uncovered , the former would be acquiring the latter for $403 million (or 4.7 million shares) in exchange for 100 percent of MakerBot’s outstanding capital stock. Stratasys has long been a dominant force in 3D printing, long before we were buying 3D printers for our homes
You know that something is becoming mainstream when it shows up in Microsoft Windows – and that’s precisely what’s happened in the most recent release of Windows, 8.1. Does this mean any Windows computer can now 3D print? Not exactly – this announcement is really for software developers.
At today’s Build conference, Microsoft demonstrated a new 3D printer driver that uses our MakerWare software to print directly to a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. This is another amazing example of how MakerBot is an innovation company.
MakerBot MakerWare , our 3D printing software package, is an integral part of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. Powerful software helps us take the most advantage of our powerful desktop 3D printing and scanning products , as well as developments in our ABS and PLA filament
We had a very hard time finding Afinia at CES; they seemed to have the absolute worst booth location of any vendor – at the almost deserted corner at the far end of the top floor of the south building. Almost no foot traffic existed, which while not the greatest for Afina, permitted us to speak at length with their VP of Operations, John Westrum.
Vinyl records are making a comeback. The superior sound quality that’s afforded by records has prompted numerous musical acts to release albums on the age old technology alongside the usual CD and digital releases.
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Anyone with an idea for a new product or new component faces a dilemma. The idea exists there in their mind, and is probably laid out in detail in a computer model, but how can they bring this idea to life? According to Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot , these designers and engineers would previously have to buy or rent a large, expensive 3D printing machine, or sneak into a university on the weekends to rush ideas into existence.
Today, the folks at Tinkercad released one of their coolest features ever: the possibility to import existing 2D or 3D designs. Tinkercad is a free 3D design app that runs in the browser by using the latest web technology (web GL). The great thing about it is that you don’t need any previous design expertise