It retrospect, it really shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that MakerBot is headed down the closed system path. Turns out that on November 9, 2011 they filed a patent application for “Automated 3D build processes” that was successfully granted July 24, 2012.
Thingiverse, the design sharing site, is pretty amazing but is still in its infancy as far as being user friendly and feature rich. One of the features that it is currently missing is the ability to follow Thingiverse users as they upload new designs or print new parts. There are quite a few friends and [...]