As editor for 3D Printer World, Mike tracks industry news and developments across a broad range of topics. He is an IT professional and analyst, software developer, 3D modeler and 3D printing enthusiast. Prior to launching 3D Printer World, Mike was an IT and marketing consultant and before that, the Technical Director of Virgo Publishing, LLC, a magazine publisher and events company.
MakerBot has moved and expanded its production to a larger, 50,000 square foot facility in Brooklyn, NY. MakerBot currently employs 100 "productors" tasked with building...[read more]
If you know anything about personal 3D printing, you know one of the primary barriers to entry is hardware ease-of-use. 3D printer manufacturers address (or don't address) the issue with proprietary hardware or software, or both. Open source is great for a lot of things, but let's be honest. There are reasons HP and Epson 2D printers don't come with instructions for downloading generic open source software and drivers from GitHub or SourceForge.[read more]
MatterHackers, a major provider of personal 3D printer filament, has opened a retail 3D printing store in Orange County, California. In addition to its enormous selection of...[read more]