MakerBot® AT SXSW Interactive

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Gives Opening Remarks

Press Briefing to Follow at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 8

Mar 07, 2013, 11:49 ET from MakerBot Industries

AUSTIN, Texas, March. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot® Industries, will present Opening Remarks for SXSW at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, at the Austin Convention Center.  Pettis will discuss the present and future of 3D printing that is fueling the next industrial revolution. He will also cover one of the lessons he has learned via many years of attendance at SXSW Interactive. 


Bre Pettis' Opening Remarks will be live-streamed and will also feature a Twitter question and answer session.  Live-stream can be seen at 2:00 p.m. (CT), Friday, March 8, at – Twitter Q&A for Bre Pettis should include #AskPettis.


After the Opening Remarks, there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with Bre Pettis for the press at the SXSW Create 2013 Presented by Autodesk area at 3:30 p.m.


The second annual SXSW Create Presented by Autodesk will bring together local and international members of the SXSW community to share disruptive creations and showcase the latest tools and fabrication methods.  This FREE and open-to-the-public event will occur in an exciting outdoor venue adjacent to the Austin Convention Center (101 Red River) and focus heavily on hands-on activities.


Opening Remarks: 2:00 p.m., Fri, Mar 8

Austin Convention Center



Press Opportunity: 3:30 p.m., Fri, Mar 8

SXSW Create Presented by Autodesk

101 Red River – adjacent to Austin Convention Center


Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16 percent market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6 percent market share. In 2012, MakerBot estimates that it now has a 25 percent market share of the 3D printer market.  There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things.  The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer and was honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012.  In addition, MakerBot was named "Best Emerging Tech" at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award, the Popular Science Product of the Year, and recently was awarded the Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award as well as being named by Fast Company as "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics." And MakerBot was recently awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up.  The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone,, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.


SOURCE MakerBot Industries