MakerBot's Desktop 3D Scanner Is a Real-Life Star Trek Replicator

Once a tool designed exclusively for trained technicians, 3D printers are now almost as easy to use as your desktop inkjet—except when it comes to designing and prepping the requisite 3D models. That step still requires an expertise with 3D modeling software, and is a barrier to 3D printing that MakerBot hopes to… » 3/08/13 3:00pm 3/08/13 3:00pm