Fine Prints

Former Makerbot COO Is Selling His Own 3D Home Printer, Which Starts at Just $500

The Solidoodle in action at New York Tech Day. (Photo: Ben Weitzenkorn)

Sam Cervantes, a former aerospace engineer, spent almost a year as chief of operations for Brooklyn-based 3D printing powerhouse Makerbot before leaving at the end of 2010 under undisclosed circumstances. But after about a year, he bounced back into the 3D printing scene with his own printer and company, Solidoodle. The basic printer starts at just $499, making it one of the cheapest at-home 3D printers on the market. Read More