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CES 2014: Makerbot press conference (live blog)

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  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:30:53 AM
    @ Eric Chen That, too.
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:31:40 AM
    Available today. Pettis says it should have gone live a minute ago. 
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:31:44 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:31:46 AM
    Assisted build-plate leveling, uses a knob to adjust and light indicator to let you know when you're good to go.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:31:56 AM
    $2,899, available for purchase now.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:32:08 AM
    Box 3.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:32:24 AM
    Wow. A monolith.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:32:41 AM
    No name yet, but about the size of a small fridge.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:32:46 AM
    MakerBot Replicator Z18
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:32:55 AM
    Enclosed build chamber here, too.
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:33:06 AM
    The third and final MakerBot Z18 is for huge stuff, like the space helmet Pettis briefly donned onstage. 
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:33:18 AM
    12x12x18 inches tall build volume
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:33:39 AM
    Bets on price? $5k?
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:34:01 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:34:01 AM
    2,592 cubic inches
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:34:40 AM
    The MakerBot Z18 will be used to make other MakerBots. The singularity is upon us. 
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:34:53 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:35:02 AM
    "Industrial-strength 3D printing" says Pettis.
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:35:26 AM
    Online price of MakerBot Z18 is reportedly $6,499. 
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:35:27 AM
    100 Micron resolution. 3.5-inch full color LCD, prints in PLA, Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet connected.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:35:28 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:36:15 AM
    Man, that price.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:36:32 AM
    Enclosed and heated build chamber. Pretty important for such giant prints.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:36:47 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:37:19 AM
    Next up, MakerBot Apps.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:37:24 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:37:28 AM
    Z18 ships in Spring 2014.
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:37:38 AM
    Pettis skipped on price of Z18 while onstage. 
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:38:02 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:38:03 AM
    MakerBot Desktop App. Includes MakerWare printing software, Thingiverse directly integrated.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:38:25 AM
    Also lets you organize your designs via the MakerBot Cloud Library
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:39:28 AM
    Those cameras? You watch 'em through the Desktop App. (Betting a mobile app is on deck.)
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:40:06 AM
    Mac, Windows, and Linux compatible.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:40:12 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:40:23 AM
    Compatible with all previous models except for Cupcake.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:40:31 AM
    Yup, MakerBot Mobile App.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:41:03 AM
    Print monitoring, alerts, etc.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:41:06 AM
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:42:38 AM
    "It's not just a 3D printer anymore; it's a whole experience and you're connected to that." Only if you're on iOS, unfortunately. 
  • Nick Statt 1/7/2014 12:42:55 AM
    MakerBot smartphone app coming to Android soon, Pettis says. 
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:43:00 AM
    For printing banners on your dot matrix printer. (kidding) #oldschool
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:43:26 AM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:44:49 AM
    A design app for making simple, quick prints of things like bracelets, 3D printed type, etc. Seems useful, but also a shot at 3D Systems' various creation apps.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2014 12:45:33 AM
    Oh, this is cool. MakerBot Verified files in the Printshop app. Kid-friendly, things just work. Thingiverse is great, but not everything on there is so easy to print directly.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2014 12:45:43 AM
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