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.
Massachusetts-based Mebotics has announced plans to crowd fund a CNC device called the Microfactory, described as "A machine shop in a box." The company intends to use Kickstarter to try to raise the cash required to hire production staff and obtain bulk pricing on parts.[read more]
Artec plans to unveil a new 3D Scanner called the "Spider" at the Control show in Stuttgart, Germany (May 14-17, 2013). It is named for the large number of cameras (eyes) incorporated into the design.[read more]