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Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 by Mark Frauenfelder

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INSIDE THE NEW MAKERBOT

Bre Pettis talks shop.

INTERVIEW BY MARK FRAUENFELDER

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Bre Pettis, a former schoolteacher (and producer of MAKE’s popular “Weekend Projects” video series), recently sold his 3D printer company MakerBot to Stratasys. We talked to Pettis to find out what he’s working on, why he sold his company, and what his plans are for the future of 3D printing.

Tell me about your most recent product, the Digitizer, a 3D scanner that sells for $1,400.

I really wanted to have a 3D scanner — something that would be easy, that would get the job done, and that would be as affordable as possible. What was out there started at about $3,000 and ...

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