Home Depot is selling MakerBots in stores as part of a 3D printer pilot

Next to Home Depot’s enormous bags of potting soil, multi-packs of light bulbs, and other home improvement goods is something new this week: 3D printers. The chain began stocking printers made by MakerBot in its stores in three states: California, Illinois, and New York as part of what Home Depot described to Bloomberg as a “pilot.” The company hopes people will buy them to print one-off parts for projects, but still come back for things that can’t be printed out, as well as to restock on spools of filament.

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