MakerBot ha some brand new 3D printers on display at CES 2014. The company, which is at the forefront of 3D printing, unveiled some interesting new machines for consumers. While not the most petite printer we’ve seen, they certainly are the flashiest — and maybe best.
CES is an opportune time to show your wares to one of the largest congregation of technology-minded people on the planet and MakerBot is definitely not going to let that chance pass by. Using CES 2014 as its stage, MakerBot is announcing three new 3D printers to cater to the still growing 3D printing industry in the hopes fulfilling its dream of putting a 3D printer in every home.
MakerBot has announced the launch of a new version of its MakerWare software for its desktop 3D scanner. The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner was first announced back in March of this year and the desktop 3D scanner began shipping in October. MakerBot has announced that version 2.4 of the software for the scanner is now available to download.
MakerBot is a company that has pioneered products to allow 3D printing in the home, business, and educational environment. The company has announced that a new printer driver for its MakerBot 3D printer is now available for Windows users. The driver brings the ability to print from Windows 8.1 machines to the company's 3D printer.
The future of 3D printing has been the subject of much speculation, and to ensure that students have the opportunity to be on the forefront of whatever will arise from the industry, MakerBot has announced a new initiative to get a 3D printer into every public school in the United States. The mission is called MakerBot Academy, and it has been launched in conjunction with American Makes.
Police officers in Manchester conducted a raid recently on what they call the first 3-D printed gun factory. During the raid, officers discovered a 3-D printer they believe criminals were using to try and make a 3-D printed gun. The raid was conducted Thursday and the officers seized the printer and other components they believe was being used in the manufacture of firearms.
If you're a fan of 3-D printing, one of the most accessible 3-D printers on the market comes from MakerBot. The company also runs a 3-D printing design community called Thingiverse. The design community houses a huge number of 3-D printing projects with lots of pictures and other content.
Some of the most interesting and affordable 3-D printers out there come from MakerBot . The company also has a cool desktop 3-D scanner that can take just about anything you can fit on it and create a digital copy of it allowing you to print your own 3-D version. MakerBot has announced some new filaments are shipping giving owners of the 3-D printers new color and artistic options.
This week the folks at MakerBot have begun shipping the new Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner while - at the same time - they're introducing new filaments and an update to MakerWare. This Desktop 3D Scanner is the first working with the brand with the ability to capture 3D objects from a user's desk, then transforming them into 3D models which can then be worked on, adjusted, and improved in the 3D modeling software of the user's choice. Then the printing can begin anew!
MakerBot is best known for its 3D printers, turning virtual products into real ones, but the company's latest hardware to go on sale, the MakerBot Digitizer, takes things in the opposite direction. Announced back in March, and on sale from today for $1,400, the Digitizer takes a real-world object and, by spinning it on a rotating platform in front of a camera, maps out a digital model that can then be saved, shared, modified, and even 3D printed itself.