MakerBot Mini: A Smaller 3D Printer You Can Maybe Actually Afford

If a tiny workshop has prevented you from adding one of MakerBot's Replicator 3D printers to your toolkit, today is your lucky day. The company has announced a smaller version of its Replicator 3D printer—aptly called the Replicator Mini—with a smaller footprint, easy one-touch printing, and even a networked camera… » 1/06/14 7:27pm 1/06/14 7:27pm

One Man Is Resurrecting Forgotten Patents of Yore With 3D Printing

The charms of the patent office archives—and the hilariously insane inventions they contain—are well-known. But is it possible that a few of those failed entrepreneurs were actually onto something? New York lawyer Martin Galese thinks so—and he’s resurrecting the ghosts of patents past by offering 3D models of them… » 8/05/13 4:00pm 8/05/13 4:00pm

One of the World's Largest 3D Printing Companies Just Bought MakerBot

This afternoon, 3D printing giant Stratasys announced the $403 million acquisition of MakerBot. And while it won't change anything about MakerBot's brand, Stratasys could supply the know-how to scale up business in a big way. That could mean more stores, more factories, and even more offices. » 6/19/13 5:17pm 6/19/13 5:17pm

MakerBot Founder: 3D Printing and the "Next Industrial Revolution"

You can 3D print just about anything, from dresses to snowboards to a human face. A big part of the reason 3D printing is closing in on the mainstream is thanks to MakerBot, which is equipping anyone with an imagination—and $2,200 for a MakerBot Replicator—to print the physical manifestations of their dreams. » 5/01/13 12:52pm 5/01/13 12:52pm

9 Incredible Objects That Prove 3D Printers Are Totally Worth it

If you've got a 3D printer and a little bit of imagination, you can make pretty much anything. While these machines are still too expensive to be completely ubiquitous, early adopters are making some really amazing things. We got a look at a few of these objects at the 3D Printing Expo in New York this week. Here are… » 4/23/13 4:20pm 4/23/13 4:20pm

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