Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, made two significant announcements in his opening remarks at SXSW 2013. The first is a signed agreement with Autodesk to jointly develop and market 3D offerings. The second is a new product called the Digitizer, a desktop 3D scanner.
Vacationers interested in creating a keepsake after a trip to Mount Rainier, Mont Blanc and other geographic landmarks now can do so thanks to Terrainator, a new online service that creates and prints accurate scale 3D models.
MakerBot® and GrabCAD have announced the winners of their recent 3D Printer Challenge to design futuristic vehicles for the year 2040. Six winners out of 151 entries were selected that represent the most futuristic and beautifully designed cars, planes, spacecraft and other space-age vehicles that would exist in the year 2040. All models are optimized for printing in 3D on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer.