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MakerBot Celebrates Dads and Grads with 3D Printing Deals

MakerBot Dads and Grads 3D Printing Deals

MakerBot Offers 3D Printing Deals for Dads and Grads

Every year, June marks Father’s Day and graduation season, or “Dads and Grads” as marketers call it. If you’re looking for something unique to celebrate the occasion, 3D printer company MakerBot has a few great gift ideas.

First, MakerBot is offering access to their 3D Photo Booth in their NYC store, free on June 9 from 12pm to 6pm.

We visited the store in April and checked out the scanner for ourselves. Here’s how it works:

  • You sit in a booth and are surrounded by cameras.
  • You line your head up so that it fits in the frame shown on the screen.
  • Cameras take multiple photos from multiple angles.
  • And that’s it! In a few hours, you have a digital head waiting for you on Thingiverse.
  • You can buy a 3D printed version of your head for $20 to $60.

MakerBot 3D Photo Booth

The second offer is for Grads:

We’ll also be celebrating graduates this June at the MakerBot Store.  Any recent graduate that brings in a copy of his/her diploma or proof of graduation will receive a free MakerBot 2013 Graduation 3D printed lithopane. If you’ve seen our lithopanes on Thingiverse, you already know about the awesomeness in store. Graduation lithopanes will be available June 1 – 30, so be sure to stop in while supplies last.

MakerBot Grad Lithopane

Via MakerBot.

Cube 3D Printer on Display at AC Gears NYC Store Special Events

AC Gears Cube 3D Printer Event

Cube 3D Printer Events

AC Gears is a curated electronics & lifestyle store in the village of New York City with unique, useful, and innovative products from the US and around the world. They also sell 3D printers. In April, they are hosting several 3D printing events in partnership with 3D Systems.

3D Systems announced that AC Gears will host a series of 3D printing events featuring the popular Cube 3D printer at their Manhattan store on April 4th and 18th, 2013 from 6pm-8pm. The newest Cube, unveiled at CES in January, will be showcased at the events and adults and children alike are encouraged to play, design and print while enjoying great music.

Awarded “easiest to use” and “most reliable” by Make Magazine, 3D Systems has made its Cube 3D printer even easier to own and simpler to use by offering a Print Pack valued at, $1,500, for just $1,399. This comprehensive value pack includes the Cube 3D printer, 4 cartridges, 25 free prints and Cubify® Invent design software, the only 3D design tool optimized for 3D printing. Cubify.com provides more easy printing options for new users with 3D apps that generate free print files and an entire 3D printing marketplace of items to choose from.

Cube 3D Printer Features

The Cube is available for purchase at the AC Gears store in Manhattan. Product features include:

  • Up to 1.5X faster print speed and 2X better accuracy for printed parts up to 5.5” cubed.
  • Printing in two materials, compostable PLA and recyclable ABS plastics available in 16 different color cartridges including new glow-in-the dark green and blue and metallic silver colors.
  • Cube offers a choice of print mode fill density: lite, medium and solid in both PLA and ABS plastics with optional easy, breakaway supports for the most complex prints. Moisture-lock cartridge ensures extended shelf life and total material usage, improving print quality and sustainability.
  • The printer detects material type automatically based on the cartridge, eliminating the need to change print settings.
  • Aside from being the only 3D printer on the market to print via WiFi, Cube meets all IEC 60950 Printer Safety Requirements, making it the only consumer 3D printer that is safe for home use by children.

Event Details

Are you in NYC and want to attend? Here are the details:

Who: Cubify and AC Gears
What: Showcasing of Cubify’s Cube printers
When: Thursday, April 4th and 18th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: AC Gears
69 E. 8th Street
New York City, NY 10003

More about AC Gears: The company was founded in 2007 and was selected by Inc Magazine in 2010 as one of America’s fastest growing companies and has appeared on Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, among others. AC Gears and its gadgets have appeared on The New York Times, NBC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Rolling Stone, The Jay Leno Show, among others.

More information available on www.3DSystems.com and www.acgears.com.


Photo provided by AC Gears and used with permission.

Shapeways Celebrates 2012: Infographic and 1 Million 3D Printed Products

Shapeways logo

3D printing marketplace Shapeways has published an infographic highlighting its 2012 achievements. Among them:

  • 1 million+ 3D printed products
  • 8,000 shops
  • $500,000 income earned by shop owners
  • Community members from over 130 countries
  • Opening of a new NYC factory

Shapeways 2012 Year in Review 3D Printing


All of the numbers

3D Prints

  • Well over 1,000,000 3D printed products to date
  • Over 10,000 uploads per week

Shapeways Shops

  • 8000+ Shapeways Shops, who earned $500,000 in income for 2012
  • Shop owners earned almost 6 times normal daily sales on Black Friday alone!

Our Community

  • 230,000+ Community Members in over 130 countries

People, places and things

  • 2 Factories of the Future with 3D Printers capable of each creating up to 1,000 unique products daily
  • On our way to 100% local production, with nearly 90% of products sold in the USA made in the USA
  • 30+ material options
  • 70+ employees


Via Shapeways blog.

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: Libraries, China, Survey Results

UNR Library 3D Printing

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from July 17 to July 22.

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3D printing photo by DSTL UNR used under Creative Commons license.

Shapeways Opens NYC 3D Printing and Distribution Center

Shapeways logo

3D printing marketplace Shapeways has opened a NYC-based 3D printing and distribution center. This comes just a few weeks after raising $6.2M in Series B funding.

The NY-based startup began printing from a single 3D Systems ProJet 3500 Plus printer last week at its Long Island City factory/distribution center. Because the machines are customized for specific materials, the ProJet will only be churning out UV curable acrylic plastics until other printers are installed.

This past March, the Long Island City location began distributing its 3D printed wares, which paved the way for the company to begin ramping up its US production efforts. While this isn’t the “factory of the future” that was announced last November, Shapeways says the real deal will be up and running by the end of summer or early fall. There are also plans to implement a “lab” for creators and students alike to experiment with different materials and production methods to further improve and iterate upon current methods.

To date, Shapeways has over 150,000 active community members/designers with over 6,000 of them having their own online shops delivering their custom wares.


Via TechCrunch.