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MakerBot Unleashes the 3D Designer in Everyone with Launch of MakerBot PrintShop
|By Business Wire
|June 27, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
Anyone with an iPad and a Fifth Generation MakerBot® Replicator® 3D
Printer can now unleash their inner 3D designer with just a few taps of
their finger. MakerBot PrintShop™, a fun, easy and free way to
create and 3D print all kinds of cool things, makes its debut on the iTunes
App Store this week. With MakerBot PrintShop, consumers of all ages
interested in 3D printing can easily make signs, letters, nameplates,
custom bracelets and rings, and many more items with this powerful and
intuitive app that is easy to use with no 3D printing or design skills
MakerBot PrintShop is now available on the iTunes App Store. MakerBot PrintShop is a fun, easy and free way to create and 3D print all kinds of cool things. (Photo: Business Wire)
Optimized to be what MakerBot believes to be the ultimate companion app
for all of its Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers,
and especially the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, MakerBot
PrintShop is the first app designed for people with no experience in 3D
printing and no design experience. This consumer-friendly app allows
creation without a learning curve. Want to create beautiful and
functional jewelry, signs, or access a personal Thingiverse Library?
MakerBot PrintShop guides the user through a simple, yet intuitive
interface that virtually creates custom 3D prints in a matter of
minutes. All MakerBot PrintShop selected prints are MakerBot verified to
ensure virtually full-proof 3D printing. No guesswork, sizing, or use of
complicated design software. MakerBot PrintShop also works over WiFi, so
just log on, create and print to a WiFi enabled Fifth Generation
MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer.
“With the introduction of MakerBot PrintShop, we believe we have finally
provided a piece of software that helps bring 3D printing to the
masses,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “We have removed the
obstacle of not knowing 3D design to be able to 3D print. MakerBot
PrintShop takes that challenge out of the equation and makes 3D printing
fun and easy, as well as accessible for all ages and skill levels.”
Harnessing the power of the cloud to access a library of MakerBot
verified designs and customizable objects, MakerBot PrintShop offers
several tools that make it easy to unleash creativity and easily 3D
print things including three initial launch features of MakerBot
PrintShop Type Maker, Ring Maker and Bracelet Maker.
MakerBot PrintShop Type Maker is the first type tool created
specifically by MakerBot for 3D printing letters, words, nameplates,
sign and more. With MakerBot PrintShop Type Maker, the creator can make
amazing fun and funky signs, blowing them into fanned-out proportions or
printing them on the straight and narrow.
With MakerBot PrintShop Ring Maker, budding jewelry designers can
custom-size and 3D print creative rings that sport a range of fun and
interchangeable tops, such as a crown, bell, diamond, viking helmet,
baseball cap, flower, owl, turtle shell, coffeemaker, cone, and even a
photo frame with a photo insert to showcase a loved one or favorite
The MakerBot PrintShop Bracelet Maker is the third feature in MakerBot
PrintShop that allows the user to create, size and 3D print
sophisticated bracelets featuring abstract patterns and designs.
All items 3D printed using MakerBot PrintShop can be printed in a
variety of color combinations from the 20-plus MakerBot PLA Filament
colors available for the Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer
family of printers. For users that want to save their designs for future
printing, the app allows for storage of designs in a personal MakerBot
Cloud Library. Users can also use the app to monitor, pause and cancel
3D print jobs remotely via a WiFi connection.
Download MakerBot PrintShop today for free in the iTunes
App Store. For more information on MakerBot and MakerBot PrintShop,
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by
setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.
Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and
industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects,
designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ expectations
of the benefits that it will receive from MakerBot PrintShop are
forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations
and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current
information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt
change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys'
business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or
implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that the
benefits that Stratasys expects from the partnership will not
materialize, or could be less, than Stratasys currently expects, due to
technical or other unforeseen reasons, such as software issues; and
other risk factors more fully explained under the caption “Risk Factors”
in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2014. Stratasys is
under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update
or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by
the rules and regulations of the SEC.
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