MakerBot Labs: new experimental 3D printing platform is MakerBot’s olive branch to open source community

MakerBot Labs: new experimental 3D printing platform is MakerBot's olive branch to open source community

New York 3D printing company MakerBot has launched MakerBot Labs, an experimental platform with open APIs, custom print modes, and an online resource-sharing site. The platform purportedly allows users to “push the limits” of 3D printing. It’s fair to say that MakerBot remains a fairly divisive company within the 3D printing community. Once a beloved offshoot of the RepRap project, MakerBot turned from a community-focused DIY kit maker into something of a corporate machine, eventually being acquired by Stratasys in a $403 million deal. Rather than boost MakerBot to new heights, the Stratasys ownership was followed by mass firings […]

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