MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic Retail Sale Debut at AC Gears

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AC Gears Inc announces the US retail debut of Thing-O-Matic 3D printer from MakerBot Industries at AC Gears’ NYC retail store.

AC Gears Inc is excited to announce the US retail debut of Thing-O-Matic 3D printer from MakerBot Industries at AC Gears’ NYC retail store. This is the first and only worldwide retail release of Thing-O-Matic, which has appeared on The New York Times, The Colbert Report, Wired Magazine, and major Internet gadget blogs, but hasn't been available for sale in a physical retail store. Known for always being ahead in sourcing the latest and the newest import gadgets, electronics, and toys, AC Gears is a perfect outlet for MakerBot, a company who has been heralded for its eye on the future.

The Thing-O-Matic is an affordable open source printer that can make just about any object in plastic, from toys and jewelry to more practical things like pliers and shower curtain rings. The MakerBot works like a robotic hot glue gun: ABS (the same plastic used to make Lego) or biodegradable PLA thermoplastic goes into the MakerBot as filament and is heated to a controlled temperature. The melted plastic is then pushed through the nozzle in a thin stream, building an object layer by layer.

The AC Gears’ MakerBot machine prints various 3D designs in-store for customers to view.

Who: MakerBot Industries and A.C. Gears
What: MakerBot Thing-O-Matic retail debut in AC Gears store
When: December 2011
Where: A.C. Gears
69 E. 8th Street
New York City, NY 10003

Press Contact:
Grace Sato
Public Relations
AC Gears Inc
grace(at)acgears(dot)com

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