Founded in 2009, MakerBot Industries produce open source 3D printers. The MakerBot Replicator™ is an affordable, open source 3D printer that is compact enough to sit on a desktop for making rapid mechanical prototypes with a build envelope about the size of a loaf of bread.
MakerBot Industries has an online community at Thingiverse.com where users can post digital design files, document their designs, and collaborate on open source hardware. The site allows anyone with a digital fabrication device to share their designs.
MakerBot Industries has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Economist and others.