The major problem with 3D printers is the creation of the 3D model. The software used to do this can be complicated for beginners. The Makerbot Digitizer ($1400) makes creating 3D models simple enough even for those new to 3D printer. With a couple of clicks the Makerbot will create a 3D model that is ready to print. No 3D design skills are needed and you can use the design files with the 3D printer of your choice. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=9GfnKKczec0 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for more details.