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About MatterHackers

Join us in our quest to give everyone the power to make anything.


From software, to supplies, to printers, we are working hard to enable people to turn the ideas they have into the things they use.


MatterHackers is headquartered in beautiful Orange County, California. Feel free to stop by our showroom and see what 3D printing is all about.

3D Printers

We distribute over 40 types of 3D Printers, with free shipping and lifetime support. Not sure which printer is right for you? Call our knowledgeable staff for a free consultation.


MatterHackers is one of the largest and most trusted online resources for materials, boasting over 350 standard, exotic and exclusive styles of filament.


Find the latest upgrades for your 3D printer in our online store. We are also the developers of the MatterControl Touch 3D printer controller.


MatterControl is an open source desktop 3D printing software platform, created by MatterHackers and compatible with most 3D printers. Download for free at

Leadership Team

Lars Brubaker

Lars Brubaker

Chief Executive Officer

Lars is a programmer, 3D printer enthusiast, and entrepreneur who cares deeply about enabling people through technology. Prior to co-founding MatterHackers, Lars worked for many years in the video games industry where, as the founding CEO of game studio Reflexive Entertainment, he helped to pioneer the web-based digital distribution of video games. Reflexive Entertainment was purchased by in 2008.

Kevin Pope

Kevin Pope

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin is a software geek and all-around problem-solver. He is passionate about 3D printing and its potential as a game-changing technology. Prior to co-founding MatterHackers, Kevin was the CEO and CTO of VentureBox, a web-based business software provider. Previously, Kevin was also the Controller at Reflexive Entertainment.

Michael Hulse

Michael Hulse

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is a versatile numbers guy. Besides being a CPA and finance guru, Mike enjoys interacting with people and helping to spread the word about 3D printing. Prior to co-founding MatterHackers, Mike spent time as an auditor at KPMG and then as an SEC reporting specialist at Viacom.


It all began in 2009 when Lars Brubaker received his MakerBot Cupcake Kit and thought - "This is going to change everything."

Flash forward several years to September 2012. Having sold his previous technology company to, Lars decided it was time to tackle another entrepreneurial challenge. He teamed up with former colleague and fellow technology enthusiast Kevin Pope, along with CPA and finance guru Michael Hulse. Together they looked for ways to apply their talents to the task of improving both the capabilities and accessibility of desktop 3D printing technology.

In the course of their own 3D printing endeavors, they noticed that finding consistent, high-quality supplies was difficult, as was finding good knowledge about desktop 3D printing. The MatterHackers site was created to provide both. Today MatterHackers is one of the largest distributors of 3D printers and 3D printer filament in the USA.

Looking to leverage past experience and expertise, the team also began working on MatterControl - an Open Source software platform for 3D printing. MatterControl is now one of the leading software choices for desktop 3D printers and it continues to improve every day.