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MakerBot Changes the Name of Thingiverse to MakerBot Thingiverse


There seems to be a lot of uproar in the 3D printing community about MakerBot changing the name of Thingiverse to MakerBot Thingiverse. MakerBot also made some cosmetic changes to the site.

The community always seems to get upset anytime changes occur on Thingiverse, which probably stems from the fact that the community thinks it owns the site. Yes, Thingiverse was started by Zach Smith in 2008, but it was created as a companion website to Makerbot.com. MakerBot and its employee have operated, maintained, and paid for the website ever since.

What do you as the user community think? And if you have issues with MakerBot’s control over the site, do you think it’s time to create a new site that’s not owned by a specific 3D printer company? Post your thoughts in the comments.