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6 Feb 2020

MakerBot Launches SKETCH Classroom for Educators and Students

MakerBot announces the launch of the MakerBotSKETCH Classroom, designed to be the most reliable 3D printing setup for the classroom, giving students more access to 3D printing and setting up teachers for success.
21 Nov 2019

MakerBot Launches METHOD Materials Development Program

MakerBot announces the METHOD Materials Development Program and MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD to enable 3D printing with a wide range of engineering-grade materials from leading filament suppliers.
26 Sep 2019

All Axis Robotics uses MakerBot METHOD

MakerBot revealed that All Axis Robotics is implementing the MakerBot METHOD manufacturing workstation into its automation processes to produce custom tooling parts for its legacy machines as well as customers.
26 Sep 2019

MakerBot Broadens METHOD Material Offering with Precision ASA for Outd

MakerBot continues to expand its materials portfolio with the availability of ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate). ASA is part of MakerBot's line of Precision Materials for METHOD and is ideal for outdoor applications that need to withstand harsh environments, such as in the automotive, power and utilities, agriculture, oil & gas, and mass transit industries.
24 Jul 2019

St John's University opens first MakerBot Innovation Center in NYC

St John's University and MakerBot have unveiled a new MakerBot Innovation Center. St John's University is the first higher education institution in New York City to open a MakerBot Innovation Center and the second in the state overall.
22 May 2019

MakerBot expands METHOD Materials offering

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, expands its materials offering with polyethylene terephthalate glycol, better known as PETG. PETG is the first Specialty Material to be released for the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer.
24 Oct 2017


Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core caught up with Ultimaker to find out more about their popular printers and supporting software.
6 Sep 2017

Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

With streamlined 3D printing, Local Motors design engineers are able to reduce tooling costs by 50% and reduce overall production time by a staggering 90%, all while keeping part production in-house.
16 Feb 2017

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core caught up with Dr Martin Baumers, Research Fellow and Projects Coordinator at the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing.
13 Oct 2016

The spectre of free 3D models

There has been an increasing trend towards hobbyists buying designs to 3D print on their own 3D printers at home, rather than do the difficult design work themselves. Brands are now trying to sell 3D designs rather than physical products. But the internet is full of free designs, and customers can't always tell the real things from the fakes. This has important implications for consumer safety, but also for the livelihoods of freelance designers. IDTechEx invited Martynas Klimas of CG Trader to explain the problems and implications.
3 Oct 2016

The latest from the world of 3D Printing

Rachel Gordon spent two days at TCT Show, a large 3D printing trade show in Birmingham, UK, to catch up on the industry developments and see the latest machines in action.
26 Sep 2016

Makerbot launches new 3D printing solutions

MakerBot has announced new 3D printing solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators.
13 Sep 2016

Airwolf 3D

Airwolf 3D manufacture thermoplastic extrusion 3D printers. The nozzle runs at a hotter temperature than most so it can be used with a wider range of materials. They also sell the filaments.
26 Jul 2016

The death of MakerBot is not the death of an industry

Following the progress of MakerBot, it is easy to be despondent about the whole desktop 3D printing industry.
9 May 2016

Significant technology short-comings preventing mass adoption of 3DP

Consumer 3D printing has not become a reality. Industrial printing has seen limited innovation. Investor money is now fuelling start-ups.
26 Oct 2015

3D scanning: the achilles heel of IP protection for 3D printing

Jerry Fisher unexpectedly found himself in legal hot water after publishing 3D models of a famous Michelangelo statue located on Augustana College's campus. Mr. Fisher used hundreds of photographs of the statue to create a 3D model. After uploading the model to MakerBot's Thingiverse, Augustana College requested that Mr. Fisher take it down, on the grounds that he had violated copyright law.
7 Oct 2015

3D printing tradeshow season continues...

Just a week after Euromold at the Dusseldorf Messe, a lot of the same people joined TCT at the NEC Birmingham.
18 Sep 2015

Consolidation within 3D printing industry?

In 2014, we saw a huge number of mergers and acquisitions within the 3D printing industry. IDTechEx analyzes this trend and examines why this has changed in 2015.
21 Apr 2015

A Prototype is Worth a Thousand Meetings

Last week, I spoke at Inside 3D Printing New York City. Inside 3D Printing is a series of 13 annual events around the world organised by Meckler Media in 11 countries. NYC is their flag-ship event and the third one attracted 12,000 pre-registered attendees. It is co-located with 3D Design Week, which showcases products made using 3D printing and includes a fashion show.
9 Mar 2015

Who buys consumer-level 3D printers?

Since the first consumer-level 3D printers came on the scene six years ago their sales have grown substantially