When it comes to 3D content these days, many of us know a lot more about 3D movies and 3D glasses than everything else that might be out there. This makes us forget about the other opportunities 3D technology brings to the world which can be in mixed categories involving fun, technology advancement and new information. The devices that the MakerBot store offers surely fit in such mixed categories.
In the past few months and still ongoing, 3D printing technology has experienced a rise in people interested in this part of the 3D market. The infinite number of uses this piece of service and technology offers is unimaginable. It could help people see what they want to build with cheaper material or quite the opposite, it could help people repair or reconstruct parts of an already built object in two quick steps integrated in one (design and printing at once). These are just some thoughts one can come up with when thinking of 3D technology and there is still some distance between us and the fullfilment of these ideas. If you are interested in devices that can come up from this technology, this is what the Makerbot store is for.
MakerBot is a company that recently openened up a store in New York which specializes in providing costumers 3D printing accessories, mainly 3D printers. The company has been online for quite some time and they have always provided intuitive information regarding 3D technology. One of their most popular products is the Replicator (Replicator 2 being the most recent one), which they consider to be the best 3D printer on the market today. It is a bit pricey for the average consumer, currently standing at $2,199.00, but as with all new technologies that exponentially go up in popularity, companies will introduce cheaper versions and some products, such as the Replicator, might drop in price by half in a year or two.
The MakerBot store offers their online products and some fun and cool things that cannot be enjoyed through the Internet. One of these things is a 3D booth and yes, it is as cool as it sounds. The process is as follows. You pay $5, you go into the booth and you are going to be scanned. At the end you receive the data gathered in the booth to take home and you can view it in a 3D viewer program like ShapeShot. If you want a real 3D print of the scanning that occured in the booth, then you will have to take out a bit more money out of your pocket, depending on the size you order, and a have 3D print made.
The location and contact can be located at the bottom of this post. Do not be afraid to walk in and check out the products they have to offer even though some might jump at you in terms of their high prices. 3D printing is still a technology that will take time to reach a steep curve on the popularity graph but we believe that it will indeed get to it in a shorter time than one might expect.
Address: 298 Mulberry St. NYC 10012 | Phone: 347.457.5758
Open: Mon-Sat 12-7 pm & Sun 12-6 pm