One hundred thousand Original Prusa printers. Well, actually over 130,000at the time of writing this article! I would have never imagined that this is where we would be in just a few years. It’s no longer just me and Michal working in a small basement. The Prusa Research team now has 433 people! And I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of them for contributing to our common goal. I have a great deal of respect for the entire team – we wouldn’t be where we are right now without you!
Do you wonder where it all began? Why did I buy my first 3D printer? And how many tons of Haribo bears we shipped in total? For the past 6 months, we’ve been working on a short documentary, mapping everything from my first Mendel to the current stage of the company.You’ll see a ton of things we’ve never shown before – from powering the entire building with a diesel generator when our farm blew the building’s fuses, to the complex testing machines we’ve come up with for QC.
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