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MakerBot Opens First Retail 3D Printer Stores in BOSTON, Greenwich

November 22, 2013 6:29 PM
By Jim Finkle via Yahoo News

BOSTON (Reuters) - MakerBot, a 3D printer maker which opened two new retail stores this week, is among the companies trying to bring the cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology to Main Street consumers, but skeptics say the rollout is premature.

It's official - 3D printing rocks.

MakerBot, a unit of Stratasys Ltd, opened retail stores this week in Boston and in Greenwich, Connecticut, both of which are twice the size of MakerBot's first store, 1,500 square feet in downtown Manhattan.

The company offers designs for more than 100,000 items through its "Thingiverse" online user community. The products range from knick-knacks like zombie sculptures to jewelry, sink drains and even medical devices. They are printed using its line of corn-based plastic fibers in more than a dozen colors.

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MakerBot Teams Up With Saks Fifth Avenue and MasterCard to Bring

MakerBot Teams Up With Saks Fifth Avenue and MasterCard to Bring 3D Printed Snowflakes to Holiday Shoppers:


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Makerbot teams up with Mike Nystrom to bring

3D printed head to the world.

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So, the reason I missed the Boston opening was because I was in Taiwan then. I missed all the hullaballo.

Honestly Cuddleupski, they're overpriced toys. They can't do anything really useful. For example, that 3D head of mine can't even talk.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Premature? Maybe. Really,

Premature? Maybe. Really, they need a better defined market for the stuff. Come up with examples of why people would want to buy this. Its kinda like the stuff that people dont know they want yet.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Michael needs to take a grand tour.

And bring along a camera.

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intro video - scan and print


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Boston, MA 144 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 617.307.7828

Boston, MA
144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

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printing with graphene? Vice reports


Graphene is like a material with heroic powers. Tougher than diamonds! More conductive than copper! Three hundred times stronger than steel! It's a one-atom-thick, 2D substance made of pure carbon. It's the strongest and lightest substance yet discovered, and so flexible you can roll it up.

A mounting crop of research shows what graphene could make possible. Imagine: gadgets that can fully charge in five minutes, a filter that makes salt water drinkable, computers 1,000 times faster than they are now and more energy-efficient, supercapacitors that make batteries obsolete, unbreakable touchscreens, solar-powered gadgets, and bionic limbs that people can learn how to use again.

Now imagine all that printed from your living room. Here's how the blog 3D Printer put it: "Complex electronics, unbreakable frames and brackets, and even sources of renewable energy could be printed in graphene. Hell, since carbon is floating around us, it may be possible for a 3D printer to pull graphene literally out of thin air."

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"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

damn - that thing's fast...

what kind of processor is in there - Intel 386?

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Lomiko Metals and Graphene Laboratories Launch Graphene 3D Labs-

Lomiko Metals and Graphene Laboratories Launch Graphene 3D Labs-A Company Focused On 3D Printing With Graphene Materials


High quality graphite is a base material for producing graphene. Lomiko will provide graphite to Graphene 3D Labs as the exclusive supplier to Graphene 3D Labs and invest $ 50,000 in the start-up for 250,000 preferred shares which are entitled to dividends. Lomiko will require a minimum of $ 300,000 financing by May 1, 2014 to participate in the venture and further financings to participate in a series of graphene-related ventures in addition to work on a graphite resource at the Quatre Milles Project. The transaction is arm's length and subject to the approval of the TSX.

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Best quote - Critics say the technology could be put to...

"Critics say the technology could be put to nefarious purposes, like building plastic guns and other weapons resistant to detection."

I thought it was going to say 'resistant to tyranny.'

Ha ha!

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