MakerBot starts shipping MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner to customers, who were the first to pre-order it, this week. Basically, the MakerBot Digitizer quickly turns the things into 3D models then you can edit, improve, share and 3D print. The MakerBot Digitizer will also be available for purchase at the MakerBot Retail Store in New York City, located at 298 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y. soon.
MakerBot® Flexible Filament, was first introduced as the material used in the 3D printed Verlan Dress, printed on MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers, is also available for purchase. MakerBot Flexible Filament is a polyester-based material that is more flexible than MakerBot® PLA and MakerBot® ABS Filaments. Additionally, it also has a low melting temperature so that it can be heated and reshaped.
MakerBot® Dissolvable Filament, which provides dissolvable solid infill for detailed objects and objects with internal moving parts, is also being introduced. It is specifically for the MakerBot® Replicator® 2X Experimental 3D Printer and for those printing with ABS.
MakerBot also releases a MakerBot® MakerWare™ 2.3.0 update including some powerful features such as a new Print Preview setting, an Advanced Dual Extrusion algorithm for the MakerBot Replicator 2X, and multimaterial support.
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, noted, “The MakerWare 2.3.0 update is a significant update”. And he added, “Not only does it offer new features such as print preview, but it provides a new and improved MakerBot Slicer, a helpful ‘lay flat’ option, sizing preferences to know if your print will fit the build plate, custom profiles for MakerBot Flexible Filament and MakerBot Dissolvable Filament, and even a print time estimation. These are really helpful features that will make 3D printing even easier and more enjoyable for the user.”