It was basically a 3D jigsaw puzzle. The whole time it felt like we were in Santa’s workshop and we were his elves,” said Chris Drake, Design Team Project Manager. “It was amazing to see the evolution from simple pieces straight out of a MakerBot 3D Printer into a complete, dynamic sculpture.”Check out Santa’s Sleigh Upgrade Stop by any MakerBot Retail Store location to see the Kringle Cruiser, and bring home some gifts that keep on making.
Seasonal Icon with a MakerBot Twist With the holidays around the corner, we knew it was time for Santa to make an appearance at the MakerBot® Retail Stores in New York City, Boston, and Greenwich, CT. This year, MakerBot President Jenny Lawton decided to give ol’ Saint Nick a little boost. The MakerBot Design Team got to work and upgraded Santa’s sleigh with some serious rocket power. A Landmark Desktop 3D Print We’ve created three Kringle Cruisers; one for for each MakerBot Retail Store. The biggest one is 63,360 cubic inches, and every piece of it was printed on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer using MakerBot® PLA Filament. For our design team, it wasn’t a typical job. At over 190 pieces each, our three Kringle Cruisers are by far the largest volume print we’ve ever made here at MakerBot.