MakerBot Unveils the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner
The MakerBot Digitizer Is A Fast and Easy Way to Create 3D Models
BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
What's black and white and has lasers? The MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop
3D Scanner! The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is a fast and easy
way for anyone to create 3D models. MakerBot, the leader in Desktop 3D
Printing, announced the availability of the MakerBot Digitizer on its website.
The MakerBot Digitizer is for sale worldwide on makerbot.com/digitizer.
Pre-orders are being taken now, with shipping expected mid-October.
Current price is $1,400 plus an optional $150 for MakerBot Digitizer MakerCare,
a service and support program.
MakerBot introduces the MakerBot(R) Digitizer(TM) Desktop 3D Scanner, a fast and easy way to create 3D models, available for pre-orders on http://www.makerbot.com/digitizer. Photo credit: Spencer Higgins.
"Bringing the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner 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 hobbyists, 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 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
Scanner 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, workshop, 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 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 design file formats that can be modified and
improved in third-party 3D modeling programs, like Autodesk's free
Creates a 3D digital file to be printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2
Desktop 3D Printer and on other 3D printers
Easily upload scans directly to MakerBot's Thingiverse.com,
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 3 kg (6.6 lbs.)
"We believe that the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is an
innovative technological breakthrough that sets the standard for
affordable desktop 3D scanning," noted Pettis. "We focused on making the
MakerBot Digitizer super easy to use, intuitive and simple. The MakerBot
Digitizer is powered by MakerBot MakerWare software, and we plan to
offer in the future additional software updates that are expected to add
even more features and capabilities."
For more information on the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner or to
purchase one, visit makerbot.com/digitizer
or call 347-334-6800.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, Ltd., is leading the Next
Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and
affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the
largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and
industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects,
designers, educators and consumers. MakerBot's 3D Ecosystem drives
accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: Thingiverse.com,
the MakerBot Digitizer
Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator
line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare
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," Popular
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. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for
prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and
PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods
directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D
printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital
manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape
and the company operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing
service. Stratasys has more than 1500 employees, holds over 500 granted
or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received
more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com
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