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MakerBot attending CES to promote and develop 3D printing ecosystem

MakerBot is attending CES 2015 to promote its company and services, not launch new products, as the 3D printing industry continues to mature
By: Michael Hatamoto | 3D News | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:58 pm

CES 2015 - 3D printing specialist MakerBot is attending CES 2015 to help promote its MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, designed to drive interest and innovation in the booming 3D market.




The company is promoting new MakerBot PLA composite filaments, MakerBot 3D Professional Services, a new mobile true remote printing and monitoring service, and the MakerBot Kit for MODO 801. Its PLA composite filaments will be available in late 2015, the company noted.


"We know there is a lot of hype around 3D printing," noted Jenny Lawton, CEO of MakerBot. "We also know that 3D printing is not plug-and-play. It can be challenging and that is why a major emphasis is on creating a MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that helps make 3D printing easier and more accessible. At CES, we want to ground the hype and showcase how educators, businesses and real users have incorporated MakerBot 3D printing into their daily work and lives."


Some may think it's a rather curious decision not to promote new products, but MakerBot is known as one of the leading 3D printing companies - and helping spur new interest in the surging market, rather than produce numerous announcements, could help later in 2015.


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