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MOTA Launches Market's First High-Performance and Affordable Personal 3D Printer on Kickstarter

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - July 08, 2014) - MOTA®, a leading manufacturer of wearables, mobile accessories and consumer electronics devices, today announced the MOTA 3D Printer, a high-performance and affordable personal 3D printer, launching a Kickstarter project to raise funds for large-scale production.

The MOTA 3D Printer provides plug-and-play high-precision, high-quality 3D printing for individuals and businesses at a market leading price.

"Our vision is to make 3D printing ubiquitous, empowering as many people as possible to make real what they imagine," said Kevin Faro, MOTA co-founder. "But that can't happen until the cost of a printer is low enough and the functionality high enough to reach a tipping point. The MOTA 3D Printer represents this, a fully featured high-performance printer that's production-ready. We're utilizing Kickstarter to raise the funds needed for high-volume manufacturing. In return for people's support we're offering them a MOTA 3D Printer at a price can't be beat."

Analysts from Gartner, Inc. and Canalys have characterized the 3D printer market as being at an inflection point and growing rapidly.1 Identified by Goldman, Sachs as one of the themes forcing businesses to "adapt or die," 3D printing's fastest expansion will come from personal use, according to Credit Suisse.2 The MOTA 3D Printer is intended to stimulate mass-market demand for personal 3D printers, helping to create a large, self-sustaining community of makers.

Highly Capable, Highly Precise

The MOTA 3D Printer is highly capable, able to make objects up to 6.1 inches wide x 6.1 inches long x 6.5 inches high using either PLA or ABS plastic filaments. It is also highly precise, with a layer resolution of 100 microns and build resolutions of 11 microns in the X & Y axes and 2.5 microns in the Z axis. A broad range of print speeds -- 60-120 millimeters/second -- and optional heated print bed give users great flexibility in designing their creations for qualities such as texture, opacity, reflectiveness, line precision, strength and/or sharpness.

The printer is ready to use out of the box, with MOTA and open-source software as well as one filament spool.

Unlike most personal 3D printers, the MOTA 3D Printer has two spool holders, allowing users to swap filaments faster, and a filament protection cartridge to help prevent the filament from absorbing moisture in the air. Users can change filaments without removing the object being made.

An SD card reader slot in addition to a USB port lets users load design files without a computer nearby.

The printer has an enclosed and illuminated print bed with see-through walls that help minimize noise. A front-panel display provides information about parameters such as time and temperature and a soft-touch control panel allows users to input changes.

Kickstarter Price and Availability

The MOTA 3D Printer is available to Kickstarter backers for pre-orders with deliveries as early as August 2014. The project launched on July 7, 2014 and per Kickstarter rules will end on August 6, 2014.

Availability at leading consumer electronics retailers in North America is scheduled for October 2014 at a suggested retail price of $599.

More information about the MOTA 3D Printer is on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mota/mota-3d-printer-the-first-affordable-high-quality

About MOTA

MOTA, by UNorth LLC, imagines, builds and markets stylish and innovative wearable and creative consumer electronics. From interactive personal devices to intelligent mobile and sound accessories, MOTA empowers users by enabling them to command their world while having fun. To find out more, please visit www.mota.com, email [email protected] or call 888-324-2787.

MOTA and MOTA 3D Printer are trademarks or registered trademarks of UNorth LLC in the United States and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. The MOTA 3D Printer has multiple patents pending in the U.S. and other countries.

1 Pete Basiliere, Gartner, "3D Printing: The Hype, Reality and Opportunities Today," Oct. 1, 2013, slide 16; Tim Shepherd, Canalys, "3D Printing Market to Grow to US$16.2 Billion in 2018," March 31, 2014.

2 Rob Wile, Business Insider, "Creative Destroyer 7: 3D Printing," Aug. 8, 2013 and "Credit Suisse: 3D Printing is Going to be Way Bigger than what the 3D Printing Companies are Saying," Sept. 17, 2013.

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