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About MakerBot Industries

MakerBot Industries brings the future to your desktop. MakerBot's Cupcake CNC—the most affordable 3D printer in the world. It’s your own little factory, and it can print almost anything you can imagine.

The company was founded in 2009 on hardcore open source principles, and our machines are engineered to be hacked straight out of the box. MakerBot Operators share their digital designs on Thingiverse, a digital design community where anyone can share and download 3D designs, for free.

MakerBot Industries was recently named as one of the top 20 startups in NYC, and has been featured in Wired, Make: Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Economist and others.

What do people say about MakerBot? MakerBot Testimonials

The People behind the Machine!


Zach Hoeken Smith +++ Dreamer, scientist, hacker, self-replicator.

Zach Hoeken likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true passion in life is acting as a catalyst and helping others do amazing things. Whether it is creating open source micro controllers, robot controller software, object sharing websites, or 3D printers there is one central purpose: to help other people help themselves create an awesome world to live in. He hopes that someday we can create a world that surpasses even the wildest futures portrayed in science fiction. He thinks the universe is and will continue to be completely rad.


Bre Pettis +++ Hacker, teacher, troublemaker, laser-lover.

Bre Pettis loves to make things, share them with the world, and support others in their dreams of making things. Bre dreams of a 3D printed utopia filled with objects custom made by people with computer controlled machines. In the past he has supported the creativity of others as a school teacher in Seattle Public Schools, as the creator of the weekly video series "Weekend Projects" published on the Make: Magazine website, and as a producer of new media for Etsy.com. He is a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective that seeks to learn, share, and make things. When he's not making things happen, he is sleeping.


Adam Mayer +++ Hacker, Programmer, LED enthusiast

Adam Mayer spends his time making things, thinking about making things, thinking about things to make, thinking about ways to make things, and thinking about ways to make things better. He believes that people should be always be trusted with tools.

MakerBot Interns!

Will Langford

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