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Thoughts On MakerBot and Ultimaker’s Future
Today MakerBot and Ultimaker announced details of the closing of their unique merger agreement.
Mashing Ultimaker and MakerBot Together: What Do You Get?
Some months ago it was announced that Ultimaker and MakerBot were getting together. But what would result?
MakerBot Donates 3D Printers To Nonprofits
MakerBot announced a significant donation of 3D printing gear to a series of nonprofits.
Complementary Aspects of MakerBot and Ultimaker
What are some interesting ways that MakerBot and Ultimaker could fit together?
UltiBot or MakerMaker: Ultimaker and MakerBot to Merge
In a surprising announcement this morning, it appears that Ultimaker and MakerBot are to merge into a single entity.
Findings From MakerBot’s Latest Industry Survey
MakerBot released their annual “State of 3D Printing” report and as usual it includes some interesting statistics.
At MakerBot, It’s All About Materials
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
MakerBot Provides Update On Thingiverse Security Breach
MakerBot provided a detailed disclosure of a data leak from last October.
MakerBot Gains UL GREENGUARD Certification
MakerBot announced their new air filtration system has been awarded GREENGUARD certification by UL.
MakerBot Unveils ABS-R and RapidRinse Materials
MakerBot announced two interesting and complementary materials today that could make 3D printing ABS objects far easier.
Clean Air: MakerBot’s New Filtration Accessory
MakerBot announced “Clean Air”, a smart filtration accessory for their METHOD X 3D printers.
MakerBot Introduces Third Edition Of Their Educators Guidebook
MakerBot announced a third edition for their well-regarded Educators Guidebook.
MakerBot’s Metal 3D Printing Option
MakerBot announced a new way to 3D print metal on their equipment.
When MakerBot Is Not The MakerBot You Knew
I’m reading one of MakerBot’s recent case studies, and had a thought about how the company has changed.
MakerBot’s New Report Details Trends In 3D Printing And STEAM Education
MakerBot recently released a report analyzing the use of 3D printing in education and its application across grade levels.
MakerBot Adds Another Carbon Fiber Material
MakerBot announced the availability of a new nylon carbon fiber material for their METHOD series of 3D printers.
MakerBot Releases 2020 3D Printing Trends Report
MakerBot has released its 2020 3D Printing Trends Report, and there are some very interesting findings within it.
MakerBot And Polymaker Demonstrate The Importance Of 3D Print Materials Partnerships
An announcement from Polymaker and MakerBot underlines the increasing importance of partnerships for 3D print materials.
MakerBot Announces MakerBot CloudPrint
MakerBot announced a new service called MakerBot CloudPrint, which is intended to deliver a seamless 3D printing experience to clients.
MakerBot’s Secret Automated Annealing Feature
I recently learned the MakerBot METHOD series has a very unusual feature for a 3D printer: integrated annealing.
MakerBot Announces Powerful Carbon Fiber Option
MakerBot announced a new version of their METHOD series that is specifically designed to 3D print strong carbon fiber parts.
Proposal: MakerBot Should Change Their Name
I’m thinking MakerBot should consider changing their name, as there are now several very good reasons to do so.
More Engineering Materials From MakerBot
MakerBot announced the availability of two new materials for their METHOD X platform, including PC-ABS and a fire-resistant version.
MakerBot Industries is an American desktop 3D printer manufacturer company headquartered in New York City. It was founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach “Hoeken” Smith to build upon the early progress of the RepRap Project. It was acquired by Stratasys in June 2013. LATEST MAKERBOT NEWS MORE ABOUT MAKERBOT MakerBot’s… Continue reading Makerbot News
MakerBot Declares METHOD “Open Materials”, But Not In The Way You Think
MakerBot’s new experimental extruder allows the use of open materials, and can achieve superior 3D print results.
More On MakerBot Classroom, And The 3D Printer Controversy
Last week we posted a couple of stories on MakerBot’s new product, MakerBot Classroom, but there seems to be some controversy brewing.
Implications of MakerBot Classroom: Addressing The Educational 3D Printer Market
MakerBot’s new Classroom product is set to shake up the education market for 3D printing significantly due to its features, price and most importantly, how it was designed and implemented.
MakerBot Announces Classroom Product, Including New SKETCH 3D Printer
MakerBot announced a surprise new product for the education segment: MakerBot Classroom, which includes the new SKETCH desktop 3D printer.
MakerBot Fills In The Materials Gap
MakerBot has bridged their materials gap with a new program that partners with multiple 3D printing materials providers.
A Deeper Look At The MakerBot Method X
Does the MakerBot Method X 3D printer really work? We examined several large ABS 3D prints and were very surprised.
The Manufacturing Methods Of MakerBot’s METHOD X 3D Printer
Yesterday, MakerBot introduced its new METHOD X manufacturing-focused 3D printer; we have more insights from company executives on its design and applications.
MakerBot Introduces Manufacturing-Focused METHOD X 3D Printer
A few months after introducing its professionally-focused METHOD 3D printer, MakerBot is announcing an advanced update: the manufacturing-focused METHOD X.
Not Your Average MakerBot
We had a long chat with MakerBot CEO Nadav Goshen about the current state of the company and its products.
MakerBot Returns with Professional Method 3D Printer
After introducing the original desktop 3D printer to the market in 2009, MakerBot has been on quite a rollercoaster ride.
Many Thoughts on MakerBot’s New Method
MakerBot finally announced a new 3D printer and I have some thoughts.
MakerBot Unveils Its New 3D Printer: Meet the Method
MakerBot has just unveiled the Method, a ‘performance’ 3D printer set to bridge the gap between industrial and desktop 3D printing.
MakerBot Announcing A New 3D Printer?
MakerBot issued a mysterious tease today that could suggest they’re about to announce a new 3D printer.
MakerBot’s Unique Materials Strategy
MakerBot’s materials strategy seems be successful.
MakerBot Continues Evolution to an Education Provider
MakerBot’s gradual transformation continues.
MakerBot’s Educator’s Guidebook is Pretty Good!
We’re looking at MakerBot’s new Educators Guidebook today.
MakerBot Drops Pricing on 5th Gen 3D Printer
This is interesting: MakerBot has slashed the pricing on their previous model, the Fifth Gen.
Hands on with MakerBot’s Tough PLA System
I had the opportunity to give MakerBot’s new Tough PLA system a try, and was impressed.
MakerBot Relaunches Experimental Mode
MakerBot has just announced a very interesting new program they call MakerBot Labs, which harkens back to their origins.
Is The MakerBot Replicator+ a “Shop Machine”?
MakerBot has undergone an incredible transformation in its brief, 8 year existence. Now it’s apparently a “shop machine”.
MakerBot’s Market Strategy Now Seems Much More Certain
With yesterday’s announcement of new MakerBot tools for educators, it is now very clear what the original desktop 3D printer company is pursuing. Being in existence since 2009 means the company has seen literally the entire scope and evolution of desktop 3D printing, from its wild and promising beginnings, to the absurd heights of media… Continue reading MakerBot’s Market Strategy Now Seems Much More Certain
MakerBot Tunes Up Their Educational Access
MakerBot announced two elements of what appears to be an increased emphasis on the educational market.
Did Stratasys Just Kill MakerBot?
This week 3D printing behemoth Stratasys announced a very powerful new concept for array 3D printing. But what might it do to their subsidiary, MakerBot?
Checking Out MakerBot’s New “MinFill” Option
MakerBot announced a very intriguing feature to their slicing program, “MinFill”.
What’s Really Going on at MakerBot?
MakerBot, unsurprisingly announced a reduction in force of a huge 30%. Here’s why it makes sense.
MakerBot On Machine Reliability and Improving Performance
Our last post on MakerBot’s new print software spurred on some conversation, internally and via email.
A 3D Print Newbie Tries Out MakerBot’s Replicator+
When I was asked if I would mind reviewing a 3D printer from a new user perspective, tt took me all of a few seconds to agree to the testing and then counted down the days for the printer to arrive.
Executive Shifts at MakerBot are a Huge Signal of Their Intentions
MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom is now the former CEO of MakerBot Industries.
MakerBot’s Interesting 2-For-1 Deal May Indicate Changes
This week I received an interesting deal offer from MakerBot: Buy two machines and get one free. But is there more to the story?
Just last week, MakerBot announced a new product lineup—hardware and software included—geared towards professionals and educators that MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom said was the result of a “cultural shift” at the company as they gained further insight into the specific needs of the professional market.
MakerBot’s Peculiar, But Very Appropriate Announcement
This week MakerBot unleashed a series of announcements regarding their products, services and supplies.
MakerBot’s Western Expansion: The First of Many?
MakerBot announced an interesting educational maneuver: they’re opening up an office in California.
Dismissed: That Class Action Suit Against MakerBot Dies Completely
Remember that class action suit against MakerBot / Stratasys? Well, it’s now concluded and Stratasys has come out on top.
MakerBot’s Factory Shift Is Essential And Not Surprising
MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom announced a major shift in the company’s manufacturing strategy: outsourcing.
What Does MakerBot’s Production Downsizing Really Mean?
At first, you might think the announcement that MakerBot has abandoned a huge space used for production might be a bad thing. But I think not.
What MakerBot Really Did To The Smart Extruder
During my recent conversation with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, he told us their new SmartExtruder+ had been redesigned and tested extensively. I had no idea how much until now.
MakerBot Reacts To Thingiverse Controversy
Today MakerBot issued a statement regarding their position on the ridiculous actions by 3D print service company Just 3D Print.
UPDATE: MakerBot’s Astonishing Smart Extruder+ Endurance Test
We received some questions about our interview with MakerBot chief Jonathan Jaglom’s statement on Smart Extruder+ testing. We found answers today.
One on One With MakerBot’s Jonathan Jaglom: Part 2
We caught up with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom recently and discussed the state of affairs at MakerBot, perhaps the most well-known desktop 3D printer company.
One on One With MakerBot’s Jonathan Jaglom: Part 1
We caught up with MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom recently and discussed the state of affairs at MakerBot, perhaps the most well-known desktop 3D printer company.
MakerBot Gets A Huge Sales Boost
Stratasys announced a long-awaited cross-selling arrangement between its desktop and industrial lines, setting the stage for a potentially large boost in sales.
MakerBot Finally Upgrades The SmartExtruder!
MakerBot announced the SmartExtruder+, a new version of their advanced extruder used on their fifth generation equipment.
CES Plans for 3D Systems and MakerBot Hint at the Future?
Vendors attending the growing 3D print presence at the annual Consumer Electronics Show have started to release information, and two drop some strong hints about things to come.
MakerBot Speeds Up 3D Printing?
MakerBot released an update to their slicing software, MakerBot Desktop, which they say can significantly speed up 3D printing.
TechCrunch Interviews MakerBot’s Jaglom: Indicators Positive
TechCrunch recently interviewed MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom to find out the latest on company restructuring and more.
MakerBot’s New Installment Plan
MakerBot announced a new payment plan for purchasing 3D printer equipment.
Layoffs At MakerBot: Good News or Bad?
A post on MakerBot’s blog by CEO Jonathan Jaglom describes some “significant changes” happening today at the personal 3D printer manufacturer.
More Signals MakerBot is Readying New Equipment
Is MakerBot positioning to release a new 3D printer? We think maybe.
MakerBot Continues To Probe Professional 3D Printing Applications
When MakerBot was born some years ago, the focus was entirely on personal 3D printing; now that’s changed.
Something Interesting Is Going Down At MakerBot
We’ve noticed a couple of things happening at MakerBot this past week that caught our attention: it could be a signal that new equipment is coming.
MakerBot’s New Factory: What Does This Mean?
MakerBot announced the opening of a “new and larger” factory in Brooklyn, NY, where they will produce 3D printers. What does this mean?
Class Action Suit Filed Against MakerBot (and Stratasys)
Documentation filed in the US District Court in Minnesota alleges violations by Stratasys regarding their MakerBot subsidiary.
MakerBot Re-Announces Sam’s Club Partnership
In what might be considered an unusual move, MakerBot has announced their partnership with US warehouse chain Sam’s Club.
MakerBot’s Jaglom Tours America for Feedback: What Will They Do Next?
MakerBot’s new CEO, Jonathan Jaglom, just completed a massive 22 state tour meeting 60 clients to gain feedback. We’re wondering how this affects their next moves.
MakerBot’s Jaglom Speaks with Adafruit
MakerBot’s new CEO sat down with Adafruit’s LadyAda (a.k.a. Limor Fried), who asked some pointed questions about the new paths being taken by the 3D printer manufacturer.
3DPrinterOS’ Opensource Move Could Challenge MakerBot
In a bid to gain market share, 3DPrinterOS has publicly released the code for their multi-platform 3D printing client, and there are some big implications.
MakerBot Closes Stores; Is 3D Print Retail Dead?
With the sudden closure of MakerBot’s retail stores, one might ask the question, “Is 3D Print Retail Dead?” We think not.
What’s Happening At MakerBot?
A meteoric rise from nothing, corporate acquisition, management changes, layoffs and a new CEO. An interview with the new chief by Medium tells us about MakerBot’s plans.
Do MakerBot’s Layoffs Spell Doom for 3D Printing?
MakerBot recently let go a large number of staff. Does this mean the 3D printing industry is in trouble? We think not.
MakerBot’s New Service Strategy
MakerBot announced the creation of eight “Authorized ServiceCenters” in Europe. How does this fit into their strategy?
A Dark Day at MakerBot
Yesterday things happened at MakerBot. Layoffs. Closings.
MakerBot Continues Developing Retail Reach
MakerBot announced distribution partnerships with WYNIT, a New York-state based distributor and Sam’s Club.
MakerBot’s Ready Apps
MakerBot has formalized their “customizer” capability in Thingiverse in a collection of “ready to go” applications that can quickly generate specific 3D models.
Some Changes at the Top of MakerBot Today
MakerBot announced some key changes today to their top position. There’s a new CEO!
The Effects of MakerBot’s Innovation Center
MakerBot’s Innovation Center is a fascinating product that carries all sorts of implications for the industry.
The Economics of MakerBot’s Innovation Center
We noticed a peculiar economic scenario that arises from MakerBot’s Innovation Center.
MakerBot’s Unusual New Materials
MakerBot did not announce any new machines this week, but they did announce some rather unusual filaments.
MakerBot’s Innovation Center
You may have heard something about it, but what exactly is the “MakerBot Innovation Center”?
No Proprietary Filament From MakerBot Expected
With many people wondering whether MakerBot is moving towards a proprietary filament solution, we went to the top to get answers.
Alas, No New MakerBot Machine To Be Announced
In a departure from their corporate pattern of the past few years, MakerBot is not announcing a new personal 3D printer in January.