MakerBot Reaches Retail

By on December 29th, 2011 in Corporate


New York City-based retailer AC Gears now sells MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic personal 3D printer, in another step by growing Brooklyn-based manufacturer MakerBot’s strategy to get more MakerBots in the hands of more people. 
AC Gears is “New York’s Gadget Emporium”, selling a quite amazing selection of cool stuff such as a Breath Tester, LED lantern or Solar backpacks. The Thing-O-Matic joins this list as of December 2011 in both AC Gears’ physical store on E 8th Avenue in NYC as well as their online store. At the NYC store they’ve been using a MakerBot to produce objects for shoppers to take a close look at during their shopping excursion. 
Is this a good strategy? We think so, as our mentors used to say, “have as many people selling your product as possible!” 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!