An Interview with MakerBot’s Mark Palmer: Transforming Product Design with Desktop 3D Printing
Desktop 3D printing can forever change how designers work. Take it from Mark Palmer, MakerBot’s Head of Experience Design. He leads a team of industrial designers to develop new products for MakerBot. Day in, day out, he and his team rely on our 3D printers and solutions to do their work better. He recently joined Tom and Tracy Hazzard on their podcast WTFFF?! for an in-depth discussion of how desktop 3D printers are transforming product design and development.
“It’s all about helping you progress your thinking as fast as possible”, he says. Palmer makes clear that the advantages go far beyond low-cost rapid prototyping. They span across the entire design process from making designs tangible to lowering costs to accelerating timelines through rapid iteration and real-time decision making and more. In fact, the closer a designer or team are to desktop 3D printers the faster they can print new designs, exchange feedback, experiment with changes, and ultimately push a project forward.
Whether you’re developing products in a startup, a large company, or as an entrepreneur, desktop 3D printing can dramatically improve how you work.