3-D printing is growing into one of the biggest trends in technology, and no one is dominating the space more than Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MakerBot. MakerBot’s Lauren Goglick gave CRN an exclusive demo of the company’s new line of 2014 3-D printing products.
Goglick focused on the fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator printer, a desktop printer with Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet connectivity. The Replicator is powered by the MakerBot Replicator 3-D Printing Platform, and is cloud- and application-enabled.
Goglick called MakerBot the "desktop solution for all businesses, consumers, and anyone that wants to dip their hand into 3-D printing."
MakerBot's products are compatible with a variety of software with which users can design CAD drawings. The MakerBot Replicator also has 2 GB of on-board storage for rapid prototyping.
MakerBot printers use PLA plastic, an eco-friendly plastic made from cornstarch. "It's easy to print with. It gives great models,” said Goglick.
MakerBot is five years old, but has grown exponentially.
"We're an innovation company; we're always coming out with new products," Goglick said.
PUBLISHED JULY 31, 2014