MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, is excited to announce
the MakerBot® Developer
Program, created to encourage app and game developers to
take their creations to a new level and include 3D printing capabilities
in desktop, mobile, tablet, and console-based apps and games. Launching
today, the MakerBot Developer Program will give developers unprecedented
access to tools and resources to use the MakerBot Replicator® 3D
Printing Platform for iOS, Android, Web, and more. To help kick-off this
exciting opportunity, MakerBot is also announcing that Modio,
a new 3D printing app for the iPad that allows users to design fully
poseable creatures and characters and then 3D print them on a MakerBot
Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, is the first MakerBot-Ready App
and the first MakerBot Developer Program launch partner.
MakerBot launches a MakerBot Developer Program with MakerBot-Ready Apps. MakerBot's first launch partner for the MakerBot-Ready Apps program is Modio, a new 3D printing app for the iPad that allows users to design fully poseable creatures and characters and then 3D print them on a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We have been approached by developers for a long time who have
tremendous ideas that they want to bring to life with 3D printing
capabilities," noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "The MakerBot
Developer Program finally enables developers to create apps that are
designed to work seamlessly with our MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D
Printers and live within the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem certified as
MakerBot-Ready Apps. It will be very exciting to see what develops."
The MakerBot Developer Program provides the tools and resources to
integrate with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, giving developers access to
the fast-growing 3D printing market. All MakerBot-Ready Apps will be
certified to print easily on MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers,
creating what MakerBot believes to be the ultimate collection of
educational, entertaining and useful 3D printing applications.
Developers can create the hottest new games, 3D designs, characters,
educational content and more, and have the unique ability to integrate a
wide variety of 3D printable content seamlessly into the MakerBot 3D
Ecosystem.As the app collection grows, MakerBot-Ready Apps will be
indexed and searchable by category, making it easy to find new and
exciting content for a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer.
With Modio, the first MakerBot-Ready App, users seamlessly merge digital
and analog play with features unlike anything the 3D printing industry
has seen before. Modio enables anyone to create customizable designs of
fully poseable creatures, robots and characters using a broad collection
of interchangeable parts, templates and customization elements that
provide unlimited play at the flick of a finger. The designs are created
to work with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers and to 3D print
without any rafts or support material. To simplify the 3D printing
process, the app also provides a unique 3D printing visualization
interface that allows users to determine the size and layout of all the
parts on the build plate of a 3D printer. Users can then simply upload
their creations directly from the app to their MakerBot Cloud Library
and 3D print them using the MakerBot Desktop App.
Modio will be showcased at the MakerBot Retail Stores in New York,
Boston, and Greenwich, Connecticut, where visitors can make a Modio
creation on an in-store iPad and then place an order right there to
custom print it via the MakerBot Store In-Store 3D Print Service.
"Being the official launch partner of the MakerBot Developer Program is
really exciting," said Hilmar Gunnarsson, founder and CEO of Modio. "We
introduced Modio to the maker community at the Bay Area Maker Faire last
month and the response has been simply amazing. Now, to be able to come
out and showcase the app's intuitive 3D printing workflow and seamless
integration with MakerBot is even more exciting and demonstrates our
commitment to help make 3D printing as easy as possible."
For more information on the MakerBot Developer Program, please contact
MakerBot at makerbot.com/developers.
To learn more about Modio, visit modio3D.com
or to download it from the App Store, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/modio/id872606271?mt=8.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys
Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting
the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in
2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and
industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects,
designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
Modio Inc. is a corporation at the forefront of 3D printing and
play. With the Modio app for iPad, anybody can create amazing, poseable
models using modifiable parts and easily 3D print them using desktop 3D
printers. Modio has offices in Reykjavik, Iceland and Providence, Rhode
Island. For more information please visit www.modio3D.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys' beliefs
regarding the benefits consumers will experience from MakerBot-Ready
Apps, Stratasys' expectation on the timing of shipping and the
expected performance of MakerBot-Ready Apps, are forward-looking
statements, reflecting management's current expectations and beliefs.
These forward-looking statements are based on current information that
is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks
and uncertainties associated with Stratasys' business, actual results
could differ materially from those projected or implied by these
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to: the risk that consumers will consummate the benefits
of MakerBot-Ready Apps as expected by management's expectations;
the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the availability
of MakerBot-Ready Apps; and other risk factors set forth
under the caption "Risk Factors" in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report
on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on
March 3, 2014. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims
any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.
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