January 17, 2013 AT 2:00 am

Manufacturing and Prototyping in MakerBot Explorers Video Series #3dthursday

Here’s a video from MakerBot showing how a design team used 3D printers to help them create and tune prototypes for products, from the MakerBot blog:

Marcel Botha says the need for a better baby spoon is obvious: just look at any baby’s face after his most recent meal. Unfortunately what makes for some pretty hilarious shots on Instagram can be a real pain for the parent on the other end of the spoon. Marcel partnered with a few others including Manuel Toscano of the New York based creative agency Zago to create Spuni, a revolutionary spoon suited for a baby’s mouth. Now the team uses their MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to create samples for press and potential investors. Having a MakerBot in the office gives the Spuni team the (relatively) immediate gratification of having proof-of-concepts in hand within a few hours instead of a few weeks.

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