MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator 2

When the first MakerBot appeared in 2009, the idea of 3D printing was a bit foreign to all but the most advanced fabricators. Company founder and CEO Bre Pettis says he used to get asked: “So what, do you have to wear special glasses to see it?” Three years later and with 13,000 units sold, Pettis introduced MakerBot’s second generation of DIY 3D printers: The MakerBot Replicator 2. You load a digital rendering into the tool’s MakerWare software, set it to print, and the $2,199 machine conjures a model from a spool of corn-based plastic. Read the full story at Gizmodo.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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