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Makerbot doubles-down on its sure bets, professionals and teachers

The promise of premium home 3D printing hasn’t panned out. Hobbyist printers are common and cheap these days – there are plenty of models at around $500, the price of a really good laser printer… 475 more words

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MakerBot Releases Their 6th Generation Of 3D Printers

Just in time for the back to school and holiday season, Makerbot has released their latest line of printers. The latest additions to the lineup include the new Makerbot Replicator+ and the Makerbot Replicator Mini+. 450 more words

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Makerbot Smart Extruder+: - Unboxing, Review, and Test

Had the great fortune to test the new Smart Extruder+ by Makerbot. They sent me a shiny new Smart Extruder+ and a spool of their True Orange Filament. 93 more words

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John E Wright opens new 3D Print Centre in Hull

Hull’s new 3D printer in action

John E Wright launched their first 3D Print Centre in Nottingham at the beginning of February this year.  Since then, and due to unprecedented demand, a second printer has been added into the Nottingham 3D Print Centre and a third machine brought into the new Leicester 3D Print Centre opened in May.  276 more words

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The Death of MakerBot is Not the Death of an Industry

Following the progress of MakerBot, it is easy to be despondent about the whole desktop 3D printing industry. For a short time back in 2010, MakerBot was 3D printing. 797 more words

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Forget 3D-Printed Knick-Knacks: The Maker Movement Is Entering a New Phase

Even while working as a software engineer at Microsoft, Dan Shapiro felt the need to do something with his hands. He had gone to school intending to be a physicist but switched to engineering, he says, because he found that he liked fixing machines better than using them. 1,883 more words

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