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CES 2014: MakerBot shows off 3D Printing Prowess

Company launches Made in CES initiative and promises printed accessories for new products at CES within 24 hours

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM


  • 2014 may well be the year of the 3D printer at CES, and it may just be the year that the world sees a drastic change in the way it thinks about manufacturing.
    MakerBot, probably the biggest name in desktop 3D printing, is aiming to lead that shift to items being made in offices, hospitals, labs, schools, in homes or wherever you can fit one of their printers.

    As part of a larger “Made In…” movement, MakerBot launched its “Made in CES” programme at CES 2014.
    Got a product idea - print it!

    The Made in CES program will send makers from MakerBot and R/GA (the digital agency they are collaborating with) out in to the halls of CES in search of hot new products that they think will benefit from 3D printed accessories.

    The MakerBot designers will then sculpt a corresponding product or accessory and 3D print the item overnight, and within 24 hours, present it to the exhibitor the next day.
    Makerbot promises to print a 3D accessory for certain cool new products at CES.
    Companies interested in having their new product considered for MakerBot’s Made in CES program can vie for the attention of MakerBot by posting a request for MakerBot to check out their product(s) on their social media channels and we can't wait to see what they come up with.

    Any exhibitors looking in are encouraged to tweet, Instagram or tag on Facebook a photo of the item(s) to be considered, using the hashtag #MadeinCES.

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