Brookhaven Memorial Hospital – MakerBot Stories


Steven Jaworski, a biomedical technician, had to replace so many cables that monitor patients’ vital signs that he ordered cable tethers from a medical supplier for $24.50 per cable, or $73.50 for a set of three. But surgical scissors cut through these tethers easily.

Then Jaworski appealed to the Brookhaven administration that a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer could help solve his cable problem. He designed a tamperproof cable tether. Between the dense black PLA and thick wire, it costs $7.94. It holds all three cables, and surgical scissors can’t cut through it.

Ringblingz – MakerBot Stories


From his 100-square-foot home office, product designer Bill Phelps brought more than a dozen products to market in a year for an $80 million consumer-product-goods company.

Rapid Prototyping at Kisi – MakerBot Stories


Kisi is a startup that turns your smartphone into a keycard and lets you send keys over email with more security and flexibility than, say, leaving a spare key under the flower pot. Kisi began in Munich, Germany is now based in Brooklyn, NY.

MakerBot Replicator Z18 Now In Stock

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is now in stock and available with next day delivery. With its massive build volume, up to 18 inches tall (hence the name), the Z18 has this area of the market all to itself at the moment. It has all the fantastic features of the MakerBot Replicator (5th Gen) including build in camera, LCD display, print over wi-fi, etc. but has a build volume of 42,512 cubic cm, thats 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 45.7cm. Never before a desktop 3D printer in this price bracket been able to print such large objects. To find out more about the Z18 please click here.