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[December 10, 2013]

MakerBot Launches 3D Print Services in its MakerBot Retail Stores

BROOKLYN, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

MakerBot is launching a 3D print service in its MakerBot retail stores located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn. Starting today, simply walk into one of the MakerBot retail stores with a .STL, .OBJ, or Thing file on a USB drive and MakerBot will 3D print your design for you! All items are 3D printed on a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer in the MakerBot Store.

Digital files will be 3D printed with MakerBot PLA Filament, available in either white, black, translucent red, warm gray or natural. Additional colors are available for an additional fee. 3D printing times will be estimated and arrangements made for pick-up of the item or items; customers will also be notified when their print is ready for pick-up. All items ordered through the MakerBot 3D Print Service will be printed at a MakerBot retail store. All files must adhere to MakerBot's Terms of Service.

"We are really excited to be able to offer 3D printing services at our MakerBot retail stores," noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "Ever since we opened our first MakerBot Store in New York, customers have been asking if we can custom 3D print items. Now, we can officially offer a 3D printing service and have already had many customers who are very excited about this possibility. The ability to design and create a physical object, then hold it in your hands is very powerful."

Pricing is based on 3D print time:

Less than 30-minutes is $10; up to one hour is $20; two hours is $35; four hours is $65; five hours is $80; and 3D prints up to six hours is $100. 3D prints longer than six hours will be provided with a cost estimate.

Eager to try 3D printing but not sure where to begin? MakerBot recommends finding some inspiration on MakerBot® Thingiverse®. With more than 100,000 3D model files available for download, Thingiverse is the 3D printing community for discovering, printing and sharing 3D models. Print a keychain, a custom phone case, or get festive with a holiday ornament.

MakerBot 3D Printer Services are available at:




                   
MakerBot Store NYC

298 Mulberry Street

New York, NY 10012

347-457-5758

MakerBot Store Boston

144 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

617-307-7828

MakerBot Store Greenwich

72 Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830

203-297-6175

 

Learn more at: http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2013/11/06/makerbot-retail-new-3d-print-service-at-makerbot-store/#sthash.69MUgf2A.dpuf

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys (News - Alert), Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare software, MakerCare, the MakerBot retail store, and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics' "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer, Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of 2012," Popular Mechanics' "Editor's Choice Award," Popular Science's "Product of the Year," Fast Company's "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics," and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution (News - Alert) by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.

About Stratasys

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet® 3D printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,700 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: stratasys.com or blog.stratasys.com.

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