Tag: maker movement

Autodesk buys a DIY online recipe book

Autodesk buys a DIY online recipe book

Autodesk acquires Instructables, extending its reach into the growing Maker Movement. The CAD industry is arming in a new war for consumers. Autodesk has acquired San Francisco-based Instructables, a popular online community for people who want to join the ranks of the rapidly growing Maker movement. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Instructables.com is [...]

Shapeways seeks to lead personal manufacturing revolution

Shapeways seeks to lead personal manufacturing revolution

With recent VC funding and plenty of media buzz, the spin-out from Royal Philips Electronics continues its quest to become the leading marketplace for using 3D printing for personal product manufacturing. We talk with co-founder and CTO Robert Schouwenburg. All the recent talk about the Maker movement, and recent moves by several companies, have put [...]

Alibre and 3D Systems offer low-cost design/print bundles

Alibre and 3D Systems offer low-cost design/print bundles

Bundles start at $1,500 for 3D CAD software and 3D printer kit. The target is the rapidly growing Maker market of DIY inventors and craft workers. Low-cost 3D CAD developer Alibre has teamed up with 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems to offer a new software/hardware bundle. The new bundle starts at $1,500 and up, depending [...]

3D Systems acquires two boutique 3D printing content companies

3D Systems acquires two boutique 3D printing content companies

Freedom of Creation and The3DStudio.com are expanding the availability of 3D content for printing, and 3D Systems wants the trend to go global. This week 3D Systems acquired two boutique companies in the 3D printing content space. Both Freedom of Creation and The3DStudio.com are known for expanding the boundaries of what can be done with [...]