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Discover: History of MakerBot

In this video from early 2012, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis shares the history of our first three years. Since our first product, the Cupcake CNC, we’ve released three machines, including our most powerful and refined desktop 3D printer yet, the MakerBot Replicator 2. As we’ve grown to meet the outstanding demand of the bold explorers around the world using MakerBot technology, we have expanded to well over 150 employees. To understand the incredible future we are launching into, have a quick listen to where we came from.  

Discover: How Much Material?

When people see things made on MakerBot 3D Printers, they often start to wonder two things: how much do they cost, and how much can you make with one roll? In this video, Annelise addresses the question of how much plastic is on one roll of MakerBot Filament, and what you can make with it. Then she shows us how to calculate the final cost. The answer is much simpler than you might think. Just weigh it!  

Discover: Three Ways To Make

So maybe you’ve seen a MakerBot 3D Printer in action or read about them on a blog somewhere. But you’re still wondering, “How does it know what to make?” There are three great ways to get started, depending on your skill level and familiarity with the technology: download something from Thingiverse.com, scan something from the real world, or design something yourself! Whichever option you choose, the process is pretty much the same. This graphic walks you through the steps.  

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