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News ByteMay of 2011. He will remain an advisor to the company. DiMaria joins Eye-Fi, which makes Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards for cameras, at a time when more digital-imaging products are coming out with built-in WiFi, forcing a reevaluation in strategy at the Bay Area-based startup.
News ByteMakerBot, a company specializing in selling 3-D printing hardware to individuals and smaller companies, unveiled a small, desktop-sized 3-D scanner prototype at SXSW on Friday. MakerBot founder Bre Pettis said the device uses a series of cameras and lasers to scan an object, and then creates a digital file that can be read and used to fabricate a 3-D printed object on one of MakerBot’s Replicator printers. The company aims to launch the product by the end of the year. Inexpensive 3-D scanning was also a major focus at Microsoft’s recent TechFest.