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MakerBot goes mainstream
Posted: 21 June 2013

Now the 3D printing game starts to get really interesting! MakerBot has been the maverick, the little guy who served the "maker" market of bleeding-edge individuals and innovators, and brought 3D printing within almost everyone's reach with printers selling as low as $500.
But now MakerBot has got serious - and is merging with a large industrial 3D printing company - proof, surely, that this market is really going mainstream.
Add to this other key developments: jet engines now being manufactured through the 3D process. Airbus announcing that its aim by 2050 is to print entire aircraft. GE naming 3D printing as a game changer...the list goes on and on.
And we called it way back in 2004...

Why a 3-D Printer Giant Just Bought MakerBot | MIT Technology Review
21 June 2013
MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, the poster child for mainstream 3-D printing, merges his company with an industrial printing giant.
No more paper or ink, but everything else goes
Dateline: 17 June 2012
I spent a frustrating few days at the World Printing Industry Showcase in Beijing this weekend. As an old-timer of the printing industry, I simply didn't ...
Wolfgang Grulke With Amazon Prime delivery is next day - why wait a week?
Posted: 21 June 2013 at 18:47
Doug Vining But wait, there's more! Amazon now has a dedicated 3D printing 'department'. That's not so amazing, you might say; but think about being able to choose from 20 different models, with supplies, and have them delivered to your door within a week. That's pretty mainstream in my book. Check it out here:
Posted: 21 June 2013 at 18:28
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