Another wild week in 3D printing. There was too much to write about, so I'm trying to make up for it here.

 

Congratulations, Mr. Pettis

Hey, Bre. How's it going? Remember my blog post from April, the one where I said we would do lunch? Guess what?  You're buying.

Ironically, at the bottom of that same post I said Stratasys could join us. Maybe I should be reassigned to the clairvoyant beat. Brooke could do a story on me.

 

Preposterous 3D Printing Premises for Fun and Profit!

I understand that being a satire site means you can say pretty much anything, so long as it results in attention. So, when Movoto came up with a calculator that tells you how long it would take to build a house with a MakerBot, I didn't think much of it, until I saw this part:

Still, it had to be done in order to make some sense of all this hubbub about how you'll supposedly soon be able to print everything from cars to houses.  The truth of the matter is that you won't, despite the fact that the technology will keep getting cheaper and faster with every passing year.

A bit of advice, Movoto. It's really not that hard to Google companies like D-Shape.  Maybe for an encore you could do a calculator that tells us how long it would take to build a two story log cabin out of homemade toothpicks.

 

There are Female Makers?

Okay, I'm kidding. I know there are female makers, but the cliché is hard to resist. Maybe that's why Deb Chase over at Moxie3D wants to raise $35,000 on Kickstarter for a documentary series on maker girls, ages 8-15. There are more female makers than most people realize and the guy who owns this domain is looking smarter every day.

 

Little White Marketing

I love the idea of what Pelican Imaging has planned. I also love a good marketing video as much as the next guy. But, making it look like a Cube can print full color statuettes doesn't exactly inspire trust, if you know what I mean.