MakerBot Mobile | Download 2.0 on Android for Better Printing


MakerBot Mobile 2.0 for Android is the update your smart phone has been waiting for. Upgraded and featuring new ways to 3D print, MakerBot Mobile 2.0 is helping bridge the gap between iOS and Android features.

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Print From Virtually Anywhere
If you have an Android smart phone with a Wi-Fi or Cellular data connection, you can now 3D print from virtually anywhere. Access and monitor any of the latest line of MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, whether the printer is at the office, in the classroom, or waiting for you at home. When you start a print and can’t be near your MakerBot 3D Printer, you can remotely check on its status with the onboard camera feed to ensure it’s still printing.


Get The Details
Want more? We’re releasing version 2.1 soon, in which you’ll be able to access various device preferences and notifications on Android.

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Have questions or feedback about MakerBot Mobile 2.0 for Android? Send your comments to [email protected].

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3D Hubs | Think Globally, 3D Print Locally


Ever since MakerBot started, we’ve been steadily expanding our 3D ecosystem with new features for our 3D printing and scanning hardware, software, firmware, and services. Now, we’re adding a new, exciting partnership.

3D Hubs is the world’s largest 3D printing network, with close to 10,000 3D printer operators. Need something printed? Log in to 3D Hubs and they’ll find you a printer. What happens when the world’s largest 3D printer network and MakerBot Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D design community, team up? A better experience for users and designers.


Reliable 3D Printing Right Around The Corner
Accessibility is the big idea behind our latest partnership with 3D Hubs. It’s our hope that this collaboration will provide an opportunity to those who don’t yet own a 3D printer to join the growing MakerBot Thingiverse community.

For the launch, we’ve recruited a handful of Thingiverse power users to make their designs available for easy printing. Just look for the “Print with 3D Hubs” button on the item’s Thingiverse thing page. Click it to set up a 3D Hubs account, choose a location, and order a 3D print of the item.

-Arian Croft (dutchmogul), the creator of Pocket-Tactics and co-founder of Ill Gotten Games, is a prolific and popular 3D designer with hundreds of designs on Thingiverse.

-Quincy Robinson (3DKitBash) is a toy industry professional with a history of award-winning and noteworthy innovations that cater to Fortune 500 companies.

-Isaac Budmen (ibudmen) is author of The Book on 3D Printing and is a designer of sculptures, mechanical parts, and amazing architectural designs.

-Walter Hsiao (walter) is a prolific 3D designer who specializes in parts and accessories for everyday living.

-Nervous System designs an assortment of jewelry, art, and housewares inspired by science.

-Simplus Design creates beautiful 3D printed housewares designed by founders Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed.

-Laura Taalman (mathgrrl) is a professor, mathematician, blogger, and maker who 3D printed something every day for a year.

-Bold Machines, created by MakerBot co-founder Bre Pettis, partners with innovators to explore new approaches to industrial and personal applications, as well as fabrication through 3D printing.


No Printer? No Problem.
With over 1,800 MakerBot 3D Printers around the world registered on 3D Hubs, it shouldn’t be hard to find a Hub near you ready to take your order. Hubs offer different methods for getting you a finished print, from pickup to shipping options. Visit the 3D Hubs website to look for the closest Hub.

Giving Credit Where It’s Due
And when you order, you have the option of tipping the designer who made the item to show your appreciation (and reward their genius). Suggested amounts will be shown on the thing page.


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An Announcement

At MakerBot, we continue to evolve at an incredible pace. We’ve grown more than 600% from 2012 to 2014 – in short, we’ve grown incredibly fast.

As a company that’s focused on leading-edge innovation, we’ve learned to embrace change in order to stay focused.

Today, we at MakerBot are re-organizing our business in order to focus on what matters most to our customers. As part of this, we have implemented expense reductions, downsized our staff and closed our three MakerBot retail locations.

With these changes, we will focus our efforts on improving and iterating our products, growing our 3D ecosystem, shifting our retail focus to our national partners and expanding our efforts in the professional and education markets.

“These organizational moves are part of the continued scaling of MakerBot,” said David Reis, chief executive officer of Stratasys.

At MakerBot, we’re proud of being a highly innovative company that is leading the new product category of desktop 3D printing. We’ve experienced significant growth since inception, and achieved market leadership by iteratively testing, proving and pivoting our business.

We look forward to putting the power of desktop 3D printing in the hands of even more people in 2015.

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MakerBot | Live Demos & More at 3D Print Design Week

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The 3D Print Design Show is hitting the Jacob Javits Center in New York City this April 16th and 17th, and MakerBot is showing up big. The MakerBot Booth is hosting exciting and engaging live demonstrations, a MakerBot Starter Lab, sample 3D prints, and prizes. The event is free if you register in advance, so sign up today.

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Interactive Design Bars
Join MakerBot at the 3D Print Design Show and head to our Interactive Design Bars. We’ll be providing live software demonstrations throughout the day, led by experts from the likes of Pixologic, Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS, and more. You’ll have the chance to use the featured software thanks to gear like Creative Pen provided by our hardware partner Wacom.

MakerBot Studio will also be on hand. The team will be giving live design demonstrations that show off the skills that contribute to 3D Design Services by MakerBot and the MakerBot Digital Store.

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Engaging Discussions at MakerBot Sessions
The “MakerBot Sessions: MakerBot Learning and Speaker Series” will be held at the MakerBot Theater located directly behind our booth. On April 16th, MakerBot Learning will host workshops focused on how to get up and running faster with your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer, tips on 3D design, and ideas on integrating 3D printing into your workflow. The afternoon will feature an exciting discussion on the 3D print and design industry by experts from The Foundry, Pixologic, and SOLIDWORKS.

On Friday, April 17th, Autodesk hosts a panel of 3D printing enthusiasts and explorers from the fields of architecture, product design, K-12 education, as well as representatives from SUNY New Paltz. Stop by the MakerBot Booth for the full schedule.

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Did Somebody Say Prizes?
At the MakerBot booth, we’ll be giving out great prizes all weekend. Guests can enter for a chance to win gear from brands like Wacom, Modo, Pixologic, Tinkercad, and Simplus Designs. You can even enter for the chance to win a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer!

There will also be MakerBot Starter Lab on hand, as well as a host of 3D models, including large-scale pieces from teams at MakerBot Studio, Perkins+Will, Alvaro Uribe Design, and Simplus Design.

We can’t wait to meet you at our booth at 3D Print Design Week. See you this weekend!

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MakerBot PrintShop 1.5 | Bring Your Drawings To Life With Shape Maker

You’ve got great ideas and your full sketchbook is proof of that. Unfortunately, you don’t yet have the 3D design skills to bring those ideas to life. Until now. Enter Shape Maker, an exciting new tool in MakerBot PrintShop 1.5. Shape Maker brings your drawings, doodles, ideas, photos, and scans from 2D to 3D, converting your projects into 3D printable files.

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Snap, Adjust, 3D Print
It’s easy to use Shape Maker. Designed for the iPad and built right into PrintShop 1.5, Shape Maker is intuitive, relying on simple gestures to adjust the details of your 3D print.

-Step 1: Take a picture of your drawing, or upload an image from your iPad’s camera roll.
-Step 2: Scale and crop your image to get the desired shape, using the image balance slider to get it just right.
-Step 3: Save, 3D print, and share your file!

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It’s All In The Lines
We put together some tips to help you get the most out of Shape Maker. It’s simple and fun to use, but using easy-to-capture images makes Shape Maker even simpler.

-Thick black lines on a white background work best. We suggest using a black felt marker. Pictures or designs saved to your iPad’s camera roll should have a similar contrast.
-When taking a photo of your design, reduce shadows as much as possible to help ensure a usable capture.
-You can also use illustration software to make a black on white graphic, save it as an image file, and then save the image to your camera roll. Once you’re in PrintShop 1.5, you can upload the image directly from your iPad’s camera roll.

We’re excited to see what you make with Shape Maker.

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Thingiverse Groups 1.1 | Updated Based On Your Feedback


When we launched the Thingiverse Groups feature, we knew it was the beginning of something great. To make it even better, we needed to hear from you with suggestions and feedback. So we offered up a survey, and after sifting through the results, we’ve made some highly requested improvements.

Searching and Sorting
One of the most common requests we received involved updating the searching and sorting function. Groups 1.1 has a more accessible search bar and now scans Group descriptions as well as titles, expanding your results. You can sort by groups, and when creating a group, similar names are suggested to avoid creating duplicates.

More for Group Owners
Another suggestion we received from users of Groups was more administration ability for the Group owner. Our latest update means owners can now edit topic thread titles and group names, as well as delete groups that don’t contain any members or topics.

Get Social
Many users wanted easier access to social networks like Twitter. We heard you loud and clear. Groups 1.1 supports Twitter cards, allowing for direct Group URL sharing.

We’re constantly iterating on Thingiverse Groups, and future innovations are on the horizon, including improved categorization and multiple group owners. Be sure to send us your feedback often. We can’t wait to see what you make.

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MakerBot | New Flexible and Streamlined Financing Options

Finance your next MakerBot purchase now!

Between, 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 After adding your MakerBot product and accessories to your cart, select “Finance with Affirm” at checkout. Shop Now.


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


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.


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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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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