NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MakerBot®, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, is excited to announce two new features on its Thingiverse™ website to help find, manage, and “follow” the digital designs, Things, designers, categories, and tags you like and care about most.
“Designers like Erik Durwood actually gave us a very important member of the MakerBot family, our R. Maker mascot!”
For those new to desktop 3D printing, MakerBot’s website Thingiverse (www.thingiverse.com) is the leading digital design destination for anyone in the world to share, discover, and download digital designs, most of which can be made and printed with the MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Thingiverse is the go-to place to find out how to make any physical thing. It is truly the “Thing Universe.” Since 2008, Things on Thingiverse have been downloaded more than 8.5 million times, with 500,000 downloads in the past 90-days, and as of November 1, 2012, there are more than 25,000 digital Things just waiting for you to download and make.
“Thingiverse has been a driving force in the world of 3D desktop printing for some time,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO and co-founder of MakerBot. “I wake up every morning and the first thing I do is check-out what has been uploaded to Thingiverse.”
As part of Thingiverse’s new functionality, the newly added MakerBot Thingiverse Dashboard is an all-in-one place to track your favorite “Things” (digital designs), designers, and activity on Thingiverse.
“We have some of the most creative 3D printing enthusiasts on Thingiverse,” noted Pettis. “Designers like Erik Durwood actually gave us a very important member of the MakerBot family, our R. Maker mascot!”
Some of Durwood’s other contributions have ranged from a Filamometer to measure how much filament you’re using, to a functioning lunch box. His designs are simple, creative, practical, and always masterfully executed. Thingiverse is also a place for people to become pioneers within one certain area. Mike Moceri has become exactly that in the world of 3D scanning other people. Mike has scanned more than 230 people using an Xbox Kinect and the software ReconstructMe and shared nicely organized sets on Thingiverse. He’s also a go-to resource for scanning with 123D Catch, and a real leader on Thingiverse.
To learn more about MakerBot and Thingiverse, visit www.MakerBot.com.
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