Video: MakerBot Brings 3-D Printing to the Desktop
The first computers took up entire rooms, and had few functions useful to the common man. Early printers also remained too large and too expensive for widespread use. In both cases, miniaturization and a drop in price came first, with the killer app and public demand following later .
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis believes that 3-D printing has just entered a similar phase of its evolution. In the above video, Pettis explains how his MakerBot, a small, affordable and easy to use 3-D printer, may be the beginning of a revolution in at-home fabrication.
MakerBot Industries will operate a booth at January's Consumer Electronics Show 2011, so expect more coverage as CES approaches.