MakerBot makes material changes with 3D printing

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, desktop 3D printing leaders MakerBot announced a new ecosystem, including new materials, partnerships and services.

“CES 2015 is different for us in that we are purposefully not introducing new 3D printers,” said Jenny Lawton, chief executive of MakerBot. “Instead, we are focusing our efforts on creating the most comprehensive MakerBot 3D Ecosystem to support our customers.”

She pointed out that 2014 had been a highly active year for the manufacturer.

“We brought three new MakerBot Replicator 3D printers to market; we launched numerous other initiatives, including MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot Mobile and MakerBot PrintShop; we introduced the MakerBot Digital Store and brought on licensed partners Sesame Street, Uglydoll, Hello Kitty and Martha Stewart; and we expanded our global presence. … (read more)