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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers 127

Posted by samzenpus
from the maker-for-the-people dept.
ClockEndGooner writes Looking for a 3-D printer to help you out with a home project or two? If you're in one of the 12 pilot program areas in the U.S., stop into Home Depot to take a look at and purchase a MakerBot 3-D Replicator printer. "...The pilot program will offer the microwave-sized MakerBot Replicator printers, priced at $2,899, for sale, as well as the smaller Replicator Minis, which list for $1,375. 'This will open up the whole world of 3-D printing to people who wouldn't otherwise know about it—like moms and dads, electricians, contractors and DIY-home-improvement folks,' said MakerBot chief executive Bre Pettis. 'It's a good match.'"
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

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  • SciFri / Staples (Score:4, Interesting)

    by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Monday July 14, 2014 @01:10PM (#47450103) Homepage Journal

    This was mentioned briefly [sciencefriday.com] on Science Friday last week. Also that some Staples are going to have them for "service bureau" printing.

    It's a neat idea and a potential reniassance for service bureaus - I haven't needed to go to one since 44-meg Syquest carts were in vogue.

    Eventually we'll all have high-strength 3D printers at home, but that's got to be at least a decade off.

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