Mar.8, 2013

3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced the development of a new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner prototype at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive.

The MakerBot Digitizer shown at SXSW is still a prototype model and MakerBot will need time testing and improve.

"We are super excited to be able to announce at SXSW Interactive that we are developing the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner," said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "It's a natural progression for us to create a product that makes 3D printing even easier. With the MakerBot Digitizer, now everyone will be able to scan a physical item, digitize it, and print it in 3D – with little or no design experience."

According to Pettis, "The MakerBot Digitizer is an innovative new way to take a physical object, scan it, and create a digital file – without any design, CAD software or 3D modeling experience at all — and then print the item again and again on a MakerBot Replicator 2 or 2X Desktop 3D Printer."

MakerBot is believed to be the first company announce a physical hardware product at SXSW Interactive.

No more information is available yet. But stay tuned! MakerBot anticipates that the MakerBot Digitizer will be used mostly by those who have dreamed of being able to scan a physical object and then print it in 3D.

Update:

You can sign up here to get information and find out when the MakerBot Digitizer will go on sale.

 

 

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