MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school

12 Nov

The 3D-printing company is “on a mission,” according to Chief Executive Bre Pettis. In an initiative supported by the White House, MakerBot is turning to crowdsourcing to fund the scheme.

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by Zack Whittaker

NEW YORK — MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States, and it’s drumming up support from the industry and general public to make it happen.

While 3D printing, for now, remains a gimmick to many, it garnered enough attention for President Barack Obama to mention the emerging technology in his recent State of the Union Address. He described 3D printing as having the potential to “revolutionize the way we make almost everything.”

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