MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
Yes this is made from bioplastic, from PLA (PolyLactic Acid).
It is made by extracting sugar from (usually corn) starch, then fementing it to produce lactic acid, then binding the molecules together chemically (polymerising it) to form poly-lactic acid.
It is a complcated thing to create designs and production process that are 100% ethical from a social, environemental and moral point of view. We're planning on investigating from our filament supplier to find out about their production process, where their vegetals are from and how the fields are managed.
Thanks for your interest !