Mai 30, 2014 - 3D-Druck News, 3D-Drucker

Hands on with a MakerBot 5th Gen and the Future of Desktop 3D Printing

Then he said: “Go forth and replicate”. I imagined an epic, almost biblical scene, for MakerBot’s launch of its 5th generation of desktop 3D printers. The New York based company needs no introduction, it has been a chief protagonist in the last five years that have shaped a new sector’s birth and initial evolution. Its co-founder and CEO, Bre Pettis, has been among its inspirers.

MakerBot is Stratasys’ $400 million bet on the blooming prosumer market’s potential: it began with the company’s biggest launch to date: three new machines, that were unveiled at CES at the start of this year. The first to hit the streets was the new Replicator 5th Gen and it carries a wide range of functional innovations. MakerBot recently signed an exclusive partnership with Italian distributor Energy Group, so I asked the company’s founder, Mirco Paltrinieri, for a review model. Energy Group is a Stratasys and Autodesk industrial distributor and not really used to this type of media attention. But he decided to give it a shot. And here we are…
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