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Printrbot and the Future of 3D Printing by Brook Drumm

In this first episode of the 3D Printing Society Podcast, I interview Brook Drumm, founder and CEO of Printrbot.

He talks about his projects with Printrbot, why he believes in open hardware and how he adapts to his community. He explains which types of customers use his 3D printers and shares his coming projects for Printrbot. An episode full of useful insight about what it takes to start a business with personal 3D printers and where the market is going.


First 3D printer available on the market for less than $500, first highly successful Kickstarter campaign for a 3D printer, top rated in the latest Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014, Printrbot keeps on being awesome.


Proudly showing off my Printrbot Junior

As a happy owner of a Printrbot Jr. and open hardware enthusiast, it felt natural to invite Brook Drumm on the show for the very first episode of the 3D Printing Society Podcast. Did you know that the Printrbot team is working on a CNC laser-cutter and a foam cutter?

Thanks Brook for this awesome launching episode!

What you will hear about in this episode:

  • How was Printrbot born?
  • What has been the impact of the community on the design so far?
  • Printrbot growth and how to explain it
  • Price point of personal 3D printers
  • Future models to come
  • Type of users
  • The role of 3D printing for education
  • Future of CAD modelling: towards the big skill split
  • 3D printed designs of the future
  • Brook’s coming projects: tools for makers and more

Listen to the episode here:



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And now also:


Where buy a Printrbot?

Printrbot is now also available on Amazon. A Printrbot Simple Kit costs $299 and an already assembled Printrbot Simple costs $399.

Happy 3D Printing Year!


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