Microsoft to sell MakerBot 3D printers at its retail stores

Posted on Friday, Aug 09 2013 @ 15:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Dezeen Magazine reports Microsoft teamed up with MakerBot. Under the partnership, customers will be able to buy the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer from 18 Microsoft retail stores across the USA. The stores will also sell the PLA bioplastic material used by the printer and will offer 3D printing demonstrations.
MakerBot has been testing 3D printing demonstrations at Microsoft stores in Seattle, San Francisco and Palo Alto, offering consumers a firsthand experience of 3D printing.

"We've seen tremendous interest and enthusiasm at the three initial 'MakerBot Experience' stores," said MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis. "Rolling the program out to 15 additional Microsoft Stores supercharges our mission to bring 3D printing to more people."
MakerBot's Replicator 2 has a MSRP of $2,199.

MakerBot Replicator 2


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