April 29th ASME EVENT


3D Printing

A presentation by MakerBot Industries
Co-sponsored by ASME New Haven and the UNH Student Chapter of ASME


MakerBot is coming to New Haven!

Join us in welcoming MakerBot Industries, a leader in the fast-growing world of 3D printing. MakerBot had 16 percent market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011, and they continue to dominate the industry.


This event is a great chance to learn something about 3D printing, a suddenly-affordable technology that is changing the way small engineering firms, students, and hobbyists work.

Click here for details about the company

Event Details

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wed., April 29
Where: Room 208, Buckman Hall, University of New Haven


5:30 p.m.: Networking and light refreshments
5:40 p.m.: Presentation of ASME student awards
5:45 p.m.: Presentation by MakerBot
6:45 p.m.: Q&A
7:00 p.m.: Event ends

The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed!
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Bennett (ASME) at beth.bennett@yale.edu


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Room 208, Buckman Hall
University of New Haven

41.291252, -72.960688
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Parking: Try to arrive early and allow yourself 10 minutes to find a parking spot, because the campus is always VERY busy in late afternoon and early evening.

MakerBot Business Model

MakerBot's business model is to provide most reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing, scanning and entertainment. Addition to this, MakerBot's mission is to to make the world a more innovative place and put a MakerBot on the desktop of every engineer, architect, industrial designer, entrepreneur and educator, as well as in every home. MakerBot's business model is to become an open source hardware company. They believe being open source is the future of manufacturing in the age of sharing. Their commitment to open source stems from their passion for sharing. They believe that if they share with their users and the world, there is a natural positive effect. By being open source, their users are their best collaborators. 

Thingiverse, which is a sharing community like platform where users can share their own designs, models, and ideas is a key to MakerBot being an open source hardware company. This platform is also used as a cloud system where users can save their designs and ideas and make personal portfolios. In this platform, users are able to see great 3D models created by Thingiverse superstar designers and collaborate and remix each other's designs to create more creative and innovative things. 

MakerBot posts very detailed step by step tutorial videos and guides in their official website and their blog so that anyone with basic skills can design things using their products. MakerBot also share open source design tools that can be used during their designing process like 3dtin.com, Tinkercad.com, OpenSAD, etc. They provide separate tutorials and guides for each of this open source design tools as well. 

MakerBot launched MakerBot Academy in year 2013 to equip teachers with the resources they need to give their students a world-class education. MakerBot Academy's mission is to put a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer in every school in the United States of America. MakerBot and America Makes are teaming up to get thousands of 3D printing bundles into schools all across the nation.