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MakerBot Launches 3D Print Services

MakerBot is launching a 3D print service in its MakerBot retail stores located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn.

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.

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