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MakerBot | New Flexible and Streamlined Financing Options

Finance your next MakerBot purchase now!

Between MakerBot.com, MakerBot Retail Stores, and Certified MakerBot Resellers, there are already a lot of ways to get your hands on a MakerBot product. And now, thanks to our new financing partners, Affirm and LEAF Commercial Capital, there are two more.

A new consumer finance option for MakerBot customers
Affirm financing lets MakerBot customers split their payments into three, six, or twelve monthly installments. Affirm offers a quick and streamlined loan approval process built right into our order checkout. It’s a great way to buy your favorite MakerBot 3D printing and scanning devices and accessories without having to carry a balance on your credit card.

Benefits of financing with Affirm
– Easy Checkout: Get instant approval at check out from any device with just a few pieces of personal information.
– Flexible Financing: Grab your MakerBot products today and pay over time with a monthly payment plan that best fits your budget.
– Always Transparent: There are no catches or hidden fees, so what you see at checkout is exactly how much you will pay.

Take advantage of Affirm financing today at MakerBot.com. After adding your MakerBot product and accessories to your cart, select “Finance with Affirm” at checkout. Shop Now.

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Flexible financing for MakerBot business customers
Quickly prototype and build the next generation of commercial, industrial, and consumer products with MakerBot and LEAF Commercial Capital. With LEAF’s fast, easy, and flexible financing, acquiring the latest MakerBot 3D printing technology and services is simpler and more affordable than ever.

Benefits of financing with LEAF
– 100% Financing: LEAF can finance your entire MakerBot solution, including shipping, filament, and training.
– No Money Down: Get the MakerBot 3D printing technology you need with zero cash out of pocket.
– Flexible Terms: LEAF can customize payment terms to help businesses with seasonal variations and other changing business conditions.

Contact the MakerBot Sales Team to learn about flexible business and enterprise financing options through LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., a recognized leader in equipment and software financing.

 

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MakerBot Desktop 3.6 | Better Remote Monitoring, Easier Setup

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Ready for improved remote monitoring and quicker printer setup? MakerBot Desktop 3.6, an accessible point of entry to the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, has arrived and is ready for download.

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True Remote Monitoring
We’re constantly iterating on MakerBot Desktop, taking in your feedback and moving forward. One inquiry we often get from users: How can I monitor my MakerBot Replicator from a different network?

Now you can. Once you’ve enabled cloud services on your 3D printer, you can monitor and 3D print from anywhere. Start a print on your home or office printer, no matter what network you’re using.

Improved 3D Printer Setup
The latest version of MakerBot Desktop contains a new first run experience, helping you to get set up faster with your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer. The new experience contains Wi-Fi setup, 3D printer registration, and an automatic firmware update check to ensure your printer is working with the latest MakerBot has to offer.

Make sure your MakerBot Replicator is working at peak performance. Download MakerBot Desktop 3.6 today.

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MakerBot Innovator Sessions | 21 Terms For the 21st Century

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Ever heard of a scanvanir? What about a thingstagram? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. These and 19 other unusual terms will be explained and examined by Isaac Budmen, speaker at the next MakerBot Innovator Session in New York City on Thursday, March 19th at 7 pm.

Isaac is an artist, designer, and lifelong inventor whose work in digital fabrication has been featured at the London Science Museum and the Westmoreland Museum of America. He’s also shared his ideas at SxSW and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now he’s coming to the MakerBot Retail Store in NYC.

Isaac will be presenting 21 new terms that relate to behaviors, ideas, and things made possible by 3D printing technology. Learn what a 21st century aesthetic might look like, what technology-enabled behaviors are popular, and some 3D printing-inspired ideas that can change the way we live our lives. Space is limited, so register today to reserve a spot.

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See The Words On Display
Isaac has also created a window display for the NYC MakerBot Retail Store that showcases a visual encyclopedia of the 21 terms up for discussion at his Innovator Session. Stop by 298 Mulberry St. in Manhattan to check it out.

To learn more about Isaac’s projects, check out 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, the Interactive Art Synthesizer, and The Book On 3D Printing. You can also download his designs for free on MakerBot Thingiverse.

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MakerBot Innovator Sessions | Rapid Prototyping with Mike Grandinetti

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Mike Grandinetti knows a thing or two about innovation and technology. He’s juggled multiple careers and positions over the years, including entrepreneur, educator, public speaker, mentor, consultant, and board member. For over 30 years he’s worked with the likes of Startup NEXT Boston, Hult Business School, Open IDEO, and more. Needless to say, he’s the perfect candidate for our next MakerBot Innovator Session on Thursday, April 2nd at 7 pm/

Human Centric Design
Mike will be at our MakerBot Retail Store in Boston, MA to present at MakerBot Innovator Sessions, a gathering of 3D printing enthusiasts doing something different in the world of tech, education, and more. Mike will focus on Human-Centric Design enabled by 3D printing, specifically skills essential to managing innovation initiatives for developing new products. He’ll discuss how rapid prototyping with 3D printing is a major step for the field of Human-Centric Design. It’s a great opportunity to meet a well-respected and internationally known start-up and tech speaker.

Register today for the event in Boston on Thursday April 2nd at 7 pm.

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Thingiverse | Countertop Challenge

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Some people look at space and appreciate the emptiness; we look at space and see a blank canvas, awaiting inspiration. That’s where you come in.

We’re collaborating with FirstBuild to introduce the MakerBot Thingiverse FirstBuild Countertop Challenge. And we’re asking you to help fill in the empty space on your kitchen countertop.  The possibilities are endless.

To qualify, designs must be uploaded to both Thingiverse and FirstBuild.com between February 26th and March 14th, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Make sure to use the hashtag #CountertopChallenge. Winners will be announced on April 20th, 2015.

Make sure to read all the Official Rules here.

GO!

 

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MakerBot Innovation Centers | A Year Later at SUNY New Paltz

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since SUNY New Paltz opened the first MakerBot Innovation Center. But for staff and students at the university, time has flown by in the wake of 3D printing’s big splash on campus and on February 25, MakerBot CEO Jenny Lawton will head to New Paltz to celebrate the anniversary and give a talk on the current state and future of the 3D printing industry.

Bringing the Community to the Classroom
Besides giving students access to 30 cutting-edge 3D printers for bringing their innovative designs to life, the school’s MakerBot Innovation Center has also had a huge impact on the community. For example, students enrolled in the Digital Design and Fabrication class get to work with local entrepreneurs on 3D modeling and Real-Time Prototyping projects. So far, the collaboration has provided digital design and fabrication expertise to about 50 businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Hudson Valley.


The school also launched workshops that have attracted a wide variety of K-12 teachers, from art to chemistry, looking for ways to bring digital design and fabrication technologies in their classrooms.

Catching the Eye of Employers
The outpouring of innovation from the student body is also attracting the attention employers searching for talented job candidates with 3D design and printing experience.

“We’ve seen huge interest from companies looking for talent with additive manufacturing experience, and the number of inquiries we get from local business and industry grow daily,” said Dan Freedman, dean of the School of Science and Engineering.

Governor Cuomo Takes Notice
The positive economic ripple effect in the community has also not gone unnoticed by state officials. In the fall, the school was awarded the $10 million NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant from Governor Andrew Cuomo to help further establish the school as an engineering innovation hub.

“The MakerBot Innovation Center has been hugely successful here at SUNY New Paltz and the interest from both students and industry has exceeded even our wildest expectations,” said Freedman. “MakerBot put us on the map as an innovation leader and we’re now positively impacting the Hudson Valley economy in so many ways,” added Freedman.

Interested in learning more about what a customized MakerBot Innovation Center could do for your university or organization? Visit MakerBot.com/innovation-center

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MakerBot Desktop | A Quick Calibration for Better Prints

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Are your prints peeling off the build plate? Filament under extruding? If you’re using a raft but are still having issues with print quality, you may want to manually adjust your MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder’s Z-Axis Offset. We’ve covered this quick tip before, and this short video also walks you through the process. We’re constantly iterating and that means regular software and firmware updates. Make sure you’re working with the latest software and firmware and update yours today.

Step-by-step instructions on manually adjusting your Smart Extruder’s Z-Axis Offset are also on the MakerBot Support pages. You can find tips for your MakerBot Replicator Mini, MakerBot Replicator, and MakerBot Replicator Z18. This quick trick could lead you on your way to better, more reliable 3D printing.

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MakerBot PrintShop 1.4 | 3D Print with Your iPad over 3G/4G

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Last week, we introduced an exciting new feature into the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem: the ability to start a 3D print remotely using your smartphone. MakerBot PrintShop 1.4 now makes this feature available to all iPads connected to a cellular network, along with a brand new way to browse the MakerBot Digital Store and make in-app purchases of digital models.

Download MakerBot PrintShop 1.4 from the App Store

Got an iPad with a 3G or 4G Connection? Print Away!
Like MakerBot Mobile 2.0, MakerBot PrintShop 1.4 utilizes the all-new MakerBot Cloud Services, which allow you to start, monitor, and cancel prints, as well as unload filament remotely from your 3G- or 4G-connected iPad. Now, you can customize all the medals, vases, rings and type you want, and start 3D printing them right away no matter where you are.

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Browse, Purchase, and Print from the MakerBot Digital Store
In MakerBot PrintShop 1.4, we’ve also crafted an elegant in-app browsing experience for exploring the MakerBot Digital Store. Browse all of our models and collections, and purchase your favorites. Using in-app purchases, you can simultaneously charge your iTunes account while downloading your new model to your MakerBot Cloud Library.

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MakerBot Mobile | 3D Print on the Go with Mobile 2.0

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When we released MakerBot Mobile last June, we told you that future releases would give you the ability to remotely monitor your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer on the go. We added that in our last release, but now we’ve gone one step further.

Introducing MakerBot Mobile 2.0, which includes the ability to send feedback on your MakerBot Mobile experience from inside the app, and the ability to start a 3D print from just about anywhere on a 3G- or 4G-connected wireless device.

Download MakerBot Mobile 2.0 for iOS from the App Store now

Control Your MakerBot 3D Printer Anywhere You Go
MakerBot Mobile 2.0 is the first app to take full advantage of MakerBot Cloud Services. This new technology makes it possible to start a print using your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer via your mobile device, as well as the ability to monitor your print via your onboard camera, cancel a print, or unload filament.

Send Us Feedback Instantly
At MakerBot, we’re always listening intently to your feedback and ideas. That’s why we made it easy for you to give us feedback right in the MakerBot Mobile app. Just select Settings to send us direct feedback, or rate us on the App Store.

Important Setup Information
To unlock all these features, you must follow a quick, one-time setup process. Visit our online support page for the details.

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MakerBot Software | Desktop 3.5 and Firmware 1.6 Are Here

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The next versions of MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware have arrived. Be sure to install them right away so you can take advantage of the latest improvements and capabilities.

DOWNLOAD MAKERBOT DESKTOP 3.5 NOW

Say Goodbye to Manual Updates
As promised, we’ve now included an auto-update feature in this version of MakerBot Desktop. So after you download MakerBot Desktop 3.5, you can unlock the latest and greatest features and fixes to MakerBot Desktop without having to check for updates.

For the time being, you’ll still need to update your MakerBot Firmware manually. To do so, simply navigate to Devices in MakerBot Desktop, and select Upgrade Firmware.

PLEASE NOTE: For best results when printing files via the USB port, your printer’s internal storage, or your Library, reprepare (reslice) them through MakerBot Desktop. Files that are not reprepared (resliced) won’t give you the best results.

Laying the Groundwork for On-The-Go Printing
The ability to print, monitor, and control your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer via MakerBot Mobile from any 3G or 4G connected wireless device is coming soon. The new versions of MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware include the necessary updates to make this feature possible. Download them now to be ready.

Two More Features
MakerBot Desktop 3.5 also comes equipped with an updated Device Preferences panel, and the ability to adjust the temperature on your MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder in Print Settings.

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Finance with Affirm

How does Affirm work?

Buy now with Affirm and pay over time. It’s simple financing that fits your life.

Monthly Payments

Pay over time with Affirm and split your purchase into 3, 6, or 12 monthly payments. Rates from 10-30% APR.

Easy Checkout

Select the Affirm payment option when you check out and provide some basic information to get instantly approved.

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