30 Jul '15, 8pm

Manufacturing MakerBots for the Mass Market

Back in its garage days, MakerBot sold its 3D printers in kits that owners had to assemble themselves . It was ideal for engineers and experienced DIYers, but not for casual tinkerers. As 3D printing went mainstream , MakerBots evolved into off-the-shelf desktop printers . But that left the company with a problem: the printers weren’t designed to be manufactured on a large scale. Diana Pincus , MakerBot’s plant manager, helped engineer the 5th generation Replicator into an assembly-line friendly product. And when MakerBot moved to its new factory in Brooklyn, Pincus took the opportunity to re-engineer the production process as well. Conveniently, she had a secret weapon —a squadron of 3D printers that can produce new parts for rapid, on-site factory innovation.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/video/consumer-electronics/gadge...

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