Monday, July 20, 2015

Empowering Creators: The Revolution in Making Things

At OmniShopper 2015 in Chicago this morning, Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot talked us about the revolution of making things. MakerBot’s role is to enable creativity.

Today, MakerBot’s Thingiverse, founded in 2008, has seen over 12 million downloads per quarter and over one million downloads per week. The volume of downloads is a real indicator that there is a lot happening out there.

“The whole world of 3D printing has really changed because of that content and because of that demand,” said Jaglom.

MakerBot is a leader in the desktop space with over 80,000 3D printers in the world and over 900,000 designers at Thingiverse. Its printers allow people to be more creative and innovative than ever before – they provide the toolset, the software and the accessibility that enhances creativity.
“What Internet did to bits, we believe we did to atoms,” he added.

Today with its 3D printers, MakerBot is empowering students, professionals, and businesses across the globe to make more innovative products. In fact, MakerBot is proud to help students at Florida Polytechnic University, who are developing a whole new way to create and build – these students are building tomorrow’s business and industries, today.  In addition, MakerBot is empowering engineers as Mishimoto Automotive who are creating world-class automotive cooling products. And, the company is even allowing product designers at Martha Stewart to create brand new products, faster and more efficiently.

As a leader in cutting edge technology, MakerBot has a spirit all about trying new things that have never been done before.

Jaglom ends his talk by saying, “Don’t go the way of the dinosaur. Evolve.”

About the Author: Amanda Ciccatelli, Social Media Strategist at IIR USA, has a background in digital and print journalism, covering a variety of topics in business strategy, marketing, and technology. Amanda is the Editor at Large for several of IIR’s blogs including Next Big DesignSTEAM Accelerator , Front End of Innovation and The Market Research Event. She previously worked at Technology Marketing Corporation as a Web Editor where she covered breaking news and feature stories in the technology industry. She can be reached at Follow her at @AmandaCicc.

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