MakerBot Industries is a Brooklyn, New York-based company founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach “Hoeken” Smith producingopen source hardware, specifically 3D printers. MakerBot builds on the early progress of the RepRap Project with the goal of bringing desktop 3D printing into the home at an affordable price.
Econolyst is a UK based manufacturing consultancy firm focused on the economic and sustainable implementation of Additive & Advanced Manufacturing processes into main stream production.
Econolyst work with both technology end users looking to implement AAM, and technology vendors looking for future applications and business strategies. Econolyst are engaging in a wide range of AM research projects focused on the development of end-user software tools.
GrabCAD is the largest online community by, and for, Mechanical Design Engineers.
Whether you are an engineer looking to share your talent and designs with the world, a customer looking to crowd-source solutions to your toughest design problems from our 175,000 and growing membership, in need of contracting directly with an engineer for ad-hoc design work in lieu of a full-time hire, or you simply wish to download from our extensive catalog of free models, GrabCAD brings the power of the web to all your mechanical design needs.
Use the power of our global online community to apply thousands of engineering minds to your design problem for less than the price of one.
Whether you have a brand new invention on the back of an envelope and you need to turn it into reality, an old part that has stubbornly never worked quite right, an aesthetic challenge you’d like the design world’s opinion on, or you’d just like to inject some fresh ideas into your current in-house design department, a GrabCAD Challenge is the most effective way to get the engineering world working on your problem.
By using crowd-sourcing in sensitive design areas, the massive brain-power of large groups can yield many, many different nuanced approaches to the same problem. The customer has the benefit of harvesting many surprising ideas which can combine to make a vastly superior final product, in either performance or safety, as compared to any small group or individual.
A GrabCAD challenge is also a great way to let the world know about your company, your exciting or new products and your passion for optimum design.