Polar 3D is featured in the 3DPrint.com magazine article "Choosy Thieves Smash & Grab 22 Polar 3D Printers in Midnight Raid, Snubbing MakerBots–and Inspiring an Extruder Trade-In, "
In the wee hours of a muggy August night, thieves battered in the doors to the headquarters of Polar 3D in Cincinnati, Ohio. Equipped with numerous, tall laundry baskets, they performed a streamlined mission to steal 22 Polar 3D printers in a mere six minutes. Caught on video, they made their escape, leaving behind all the MakerBots, as lonely as a handful of Bit-o-Honeys ostracized from your heaping Halloween bucket full of treats. MakerBot has suffered a lot of conflicting press lately due to layoffs and restructurings of all sorts–and apparently even the underworld is educated regarding 3D printer consumerism.
Let’s face it. Crime sucks. No one likes getting the call from the security company, or arriving to the office to find glass and destruction everywhere–not to mention missing items. But the team at Polar 3D dusted themselves off very quickly and they are making a positive out of a negative regarding the smash and grab at their headquarters.