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Home Depot starts stocking MakerBot Replicator 3D printer range

updated 03:03 pm EDT, Mon July 14, 2014

Pilot scheme makes 3D printers available in 12 Home Depot stores

Home Depot is expanding its products range to include 3D printers in some of its retail outlets. A total of 12 stores located in California, Illinois, and New York will start stocking MakerBot devices from today as a pilot program, with the products available including not only MakerBot's Replicator line, but also the Digitizer 3D scanner, accessories, and plastic filament for use with the devices.

In a bid to introduce 3D printing to a new crowd, Engadget reports the stores will have employees available to discuss how the printers work and help with purchasing decisions. The stores will also include kiosks to help with customer eduction, continual 3D printing demonstrations, and will offer printed items for customers to take home.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator 2


This is not the first time 3D printing has headed to retail environments. Aside from MakerBot's own stores, Staples has been selling the Cube 3D printer for over a year, and commenced a pilot in-store 3D printing service in April.



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  1. chimaera

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    Have they posted a list of the 12 locations? Also, what are the Mac system requirements, assuming this works with Macs?

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