Pfizer Scientists Use MakerBot to Streamline Research


When your products affect the health of millions, you can’t afford to make mistakes. As one of the largest pharmaceutical corporations in the world, Pfizer is committed to producing medications that consumers can depend on. Popular go-to’s like Advil, Centrum, Lyrica, Zoloft, Celebrex, and EpiPen are just a few of Pfizer’s successes. Pfizer’s Global Research and Development scientists use trusted resources to streamline production and yield accurate results. That’s why they’ve chosen MakerBot to help them develop an efficient way to test a new line of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis drugs.
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First Thing Apps Now Available on Thingiverse


Two weeks ago, MakerBot announced the Thingiverse Developer Program to invite the community to add new functionalities and services to the largest 3D printing community in the world. We’re excited to announce today that the first two Thing Apps from Mixed Dimensions and 3D Hubs are launching on Thingiverse. MakerBot believes that adding new features and services to Thingiverse will help make 3D printing more accessible for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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MakerBot Partners with Jabil to Increase Production Flexibility


Today, we are taking another step towards positioning MakerBot for the future. We have decided to partner with Jabil, one of the world’s largest design and manufacturing solutions provider, for the production of all MakerBot 3D Printers going forward. Jabil is headquartered in the U.S. with international production facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Milestones: Achieving Maker Breakthroughs in the Classroom


On this Monday, we’re celebrating milestones in the classroom and the teachers who make it possible. We’ve seen time and again that 3D printing allows students to retain concepts, develop new skills, and bring their ideas to life. Throughout this process, students can achieve their own unique milestones that belong to no one else.

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How MakerBot is Helping Scrub Daddy Accelerate Innovation


What do the following have in common?

• The most successful product on the reality TV show Shark Tank.
• One of the highest grossing campaigns on Kickstarter.
• The most innovative electric car company in the past decade.
• One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
• A computer company with a valuation larger than the GDP of most countries.

You probably guessed it. They’re all winning with MakerBot.

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MakerBot Sponsors Baauer’s “Aa” Listening Party


The wait is over. Brooklyn producer Baauer is back at it with his first full-length album, Aa. In partnership with MakerBot and Soylent, Baauer hosted his album listening party in New York City on March 25th. The event was bustling with industry insiders, who sipped on Soylent while listening to Baauer’s freshest sounds. A personal fan of 3D printing, Baauer enlisted MakerBot to enhance the space with over one hundred 3D prints of the Aa album art. The prints lined bar shelves, tabletops, and DJ area, and were also included in gift bags. With the high-energy sounds of “Day Ones” and “GoGo!” playing in the background, the Aa prints became the perfect accent pieces for this uniquely edgy atmosphere.

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MakerBot Teams up with Future Engineers to Support the Star Trek (TM) Replicator Challenge for K-12 Students

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MakerBot is excited to inspire the next generation of astronauts and Starfleet cadets by supporting the Star Trek Replicator Challenge, a 3D printing challenge developed by Future Engineers for the ASME Foundation, NASA and Star Trek. Participants in the challenge must create a digital model of a non-edible, food-related item for astronauts to 3D print in the year 2050. The Star Trek Replicator Challenge is the third in a series of ‘Future Engineers’ challenges aimed to educate students K-12 about 3D printing and engineering design. Read the rest of this entry »

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PS 121 Students Enjoy Access to Better Learning with MakerBot


Every student, no matter where they’re from, should have access to quality education. Located in a low income community in the Bronx, NY, students at PS 121 Throop struggle with not always having the resources they need to absorb new material and excel in STEAM classes. With funding from the NYS Department of Youth and Community Development, the school was able to start an after school program with The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF). The SASF staff was able to improve student performance, increase engagement, and make a real difference for the students at PS 121 Throop with MakerBot.

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Milestones: Celebrating Invention through Iteration with MakerBot

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MakerBot is celebrating milestones achieved by our community of makers and on this Monday, we’re recognizing inventors. The quintessential 19th century inventor, Thomas Edison once said “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Even if that quote sums up a realistic, healthy attitude towards work, Edison may have tweaked those percentages were he to 3D print today.

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How to Provide Proper Attribution for Designs from Thingiverse

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VEND – the totally printed candy dispenser by Mr_MegaTronic is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution license.

We recently provided a brief explanation of Creative Commons (CC) licenses.  This week, we want to focus on the attribution obligation of CC licenses and explain best practices for providing attribution for designs from Thingiverse.

Attribution is a condition of every CC license. We believe attribution is incredibly important because those who spend the energy and time to create all the amazing Things on Thingiverse deserve credit for offering their work to everyone. So what does proper attribution look like? Read the rest of this entry »

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