Posted: April 20, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Provo Craft, the world’s leading producer of desktop manufacturing tools, started out as a craft store in Utah that sold glitter, felt, and googly eyes. Today they have millions of users, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, and a business model that is equal parts Pinterest, Zynga, and MakerBot. Provo Craft is the sleeping giant of the desktop design movement. The Cricut personal paper cutter is the primary driver of Provo Craft’s transformation. It looks like a small printer, but instead of depositing ink, it cuts flat materials into patterns based on digital input. Most people use Cricut devices to cut paper, but the enterprising also cut fabric for quilting, fondant for cake decorating, even acrylic for making stencils (via MakerBot Pinterest = Craft Juggernaut | Design | Wired.com)

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