MakerBot is all about creating a 3D printing Ecosystem that makes designing and printing in 3D even easier. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem includes MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, the MakerBot Store, Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Photo Booth, MakerWare, MakerCare, the apps inside Thingiverse, including the popular Customizer app, the recently announced MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, Bre Pettis' book "Getting Started with MakerBot," and partnerships with other 3D design and like-minded companies, such as Autodesk, Nokia and Adafruit.
The MakerBot Thingiverse Customizer Challenge winners will be featured on Thingiverse.com for the coming week and everyone is encouraged to visit the site, see the amazing designs, download and print them.
About MakerBot Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer and has numerous awards, including being honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012; "Best Emerging Tech" at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show; won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award; the Popular Science Product of the Year; and recently was awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up; and Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award, as well as being named by Fast Company as "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics." The company has been featured on the cover of WIRED, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Inc., Worth, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.
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