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novative and industry-leading customers worldwide. MakerBot¡¯s 3D
Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and in-
cludes:, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the
MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare software,
MakerCare, the MakerBot retail store, and strategic partnerships with top-
tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including
Popular Mechanics¡¯ ¡®Overall Winner¡¯ for best 3D printer, Time Magazine¡¯s
¡®Best Inventions of 2012¡¯, Popular Mechanics¡¯ ¡®Editor¡¯s Choice Award¡¯, Pop-
ular Science¡¯s ¡®Product of the Year¡¯, Fast Company¡¯s ¡®One of the World¡¯s
Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics¡¯, and many
more. For more info on the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner or to
purchase one, visit: or call 347.334.6800.
Desktop 3D Scanners Now Available
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Tech Company Unveils the MakerBot
Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner - A Fast, Easy
Way to Create 3D Models
What¡¯s black and white and has lasers?
The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D
Scanner! MakerBot, the leader in Desktop
3D Printing, announced last month the avail-
ability of the MakerBot Digitizer on its
website. The MakerBot Digitizer is a fast
and easy way for anyone to create 3D models
and is for sale worldwide on
digitizer. Pre-orders are being taken now,
with shipping expected mid-October. Cur-
rent price is $1,400 plus an optional $150 for
MakerBot Digitizer MakerCare, a service and
support program.
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it using a camera and two lasers, and creates a 3D digital file, without any need
for design or 3D software experience. The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scan-
ner is optimized for and works seamlessly with MakerBot¡¯s Replicator Desktop
3D Printers and MakerBot Thingiverse.
The MakerBot Digitizer can be used in the office, manufacturing space, work-
shop, classroom, or in the home to jumpstart the modeling and prototyping
process and create artworks, sculptures and figurines, as well as memorializing
keepsakes and archiving. Just connect the MakerBot Digitizer to a laptop or
computer and you are ready to digitize.
The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner offers:
* Simple, yet sophisticated software to create clean, watertight 3D models with
with just two clicks; * A 3D digital design file in just minutes; * No design skills,
3D modeling or CAD expertise required
to get started; * Outputs standard 3D de-
sign file formats that can be modified
and improved in third-party 3D modeling
programs, like Autodesk¡¯s free software
MeshMixer; * Creates a 3D digital file
to be printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2
Desktop 3D Printer and on other 3D print-
ers; * Easily upload scans directly to Maker-
Bot¡¯s, the community for
discovering and sharing 3D printable things,
with more than 100,000 members; * Ability to
digitize physical objects up to 8¡± in diameter
and 8¡± tall and up to 3kg (6.6 lbs.)
¡°We believe that the MakerBot Digitizer
Desktop 3D Scanner is an innovative techno-
¡°Bringing the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scan-
ner into the world has been a big goal of ours this
year,¡± stated MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis. ¡°We are
really excited about the MakerBot Digitizer. This is
another innovative product for visionaries, early
adopters, experimenters, educators, creative hob-
byists, 3D sculptors, organic modelers, designers
and architects who want to be the first to become an
expert in Desktop 3D Scanning.¡±
The MakerBot Digitizer takes a real-life object, scans
logical breakthrough that sets the standard for
affordable desktop 3D scanning,¡± noted Pettis.
¡°We focused on making the MakerBot Digitizer su-
per easy to use, intuitive and simple. The MakerBot
Digitizer is powered by MakerBot MakerWare soft-
ware, and we plan to offer in the future additional
software updates that are expected to add even
more features and capabilities.¡±
Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest
installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to in-
Create new 3D digital design files in minutes with no design skills
using the new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner