23 Dezember 2013

MakerBot Introduces Six New MakerBot PLA Filament Colors

Fun Neon and Sparkly Colors Expand Filament Options    

MakerBot is introducing six new MakerBot® PLA Filament colors this week to expand its selection of colors to 23 PLA filament options! The new MakerBot PLA Filament colors will include True Green, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Sparkly Dark Blue and Sparkly Dark Black. The new MakerBot PLA Filament colors will be available for order from makerbot.com/filament or in the MakerBot retail stores located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn., as of today, December 17.

“These new colors are going to be really cool to 3D print with,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “I can’t wait to see what creativity gets sparked by the ability to 3D print in neon MakerBot PLA or sparkly Blue or Black. The whole office is excited about getting their hands on these new colors and they are going to be great for 3D printing colorful prototypes, models and 3D printing your holiday gifts.”

MakerBot PLA Filament is a bioplastic derived from corn. It contains no heavy metals, phthalates or BPA. Every filament color is comprehensively quality tested at both 100-micron and 200-micron layer resolutions on the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer to verify that the filament will perform every feature that MakerBot® MakerWare™ software offers and reliably slice and print every type of printing. MakerBot also notes that it believes its MakerBot PLA Filament is the best, safest, and most consistent filament for MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers.

MakerBot PLA Filament is an easy to use, nice and consistent material to 3D print with and performs well with most prints. MakerBot PLA Filament also adheres well to acrylic and glass build plates and to blue painter’s tape, which many use on their build plate.

The 1 kg spool (2.2 lbs) of the new MakerBot PLA Filament will retail for $48 to $65, depending on the color. The new MakerBot PLA Filament colors are available starting today, December 17, at MakerBot retail stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn., and online at makerbot.com/filament.

About MakerBot:

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, 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. 

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.

Source: Stratasys, press release, 2013-12-17.


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