(IBTimes.com) — MakersCafe, the first 3D-printing cafe in East London, recently opened in Shoreditch. The cafe allows customers to have a coffee while printing their creations using 3DSystems’ CubeX 3D printers and laser-cutting printers. MakersCafe charges by the minute for laser-cutting and 3D-printing, starting from £1 per minute ($1.66). Customers will have to bring their own laptops to the café, and they are encouraged to brainstorm for ideas there. They can either make their creations with open-source 3D design software, such as Rhino or Google SketchUp, or pay the café to create the file for them.
MakersCafe is the brainchild of Soner Ozenc, a product designer and mechanical engineer who started an online design studio called RazorLabs in 2006. Users can upload their designs, which the company then engraved and cut out using laser-cutting and engraving printers.Tags: 3D printing, 3D Systems, GoogldSketchUp, MakersCafe, RazorLabs, Rhino, Soner Ozenc