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From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?

From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?

Written by David

May 14, 2019

Back to top Printrbot had produced well-loved, iconic machines since the dawn of the consumer 3D printing revolution, at least until mid-2018 when it shuttered operations. But latest news suggests that the veteran manufacturer is planning a comeback. There aren’t many names as renowned in the hobbyist 3D printing community as Printrbot. Since its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011, Printrbot has been manufacturing 3D printers of its own design and construction from Lincoln, California, until ceasing operations in July 2018. But recent news would have us believe that the small US-born manufacturer is staging a return. The company’s road to fame kicked off with a Kickstarter campaign starring a machine of founder Brook Drumm’s own concoction. At the time, the only way to get started with 3D printing as a consumer was with the $750 Makerbot Cupcake , which took some twenty hours plus to assemble. So when […]


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