Includes new Vase Maker tool, available from iTunes App Store
BROOKLYN, NY, Oct 17, 2014 – MakerBot announced an enhanced and updated version of its free iPad app, MakerBot PrintShop version 1.0.5, which includes the new Vase Maker tool and is available from the iTunes App Store. MakerBot PrintShop allows anyone with an iPad and a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer to unleash their inner 3D designer with just a few taps of a finger. MakerBot PrintShop is a fun, easy and free way to create and 3D print all kinds of cool things. The first tools available in the app were Type Maker, Ring Maker and Bracelet Maker. Now, MakerBot adds a fourth tool to the app: Vase Maker.
With the MakerBot PrintShop Vase Maker tool, anyone can instantly become a designer able to create what MakerBot believes to be beautiful custom sculpted vases, bowls and containers. The tool’s easy-to-use iPad interface enables users to create custom and personalized designs in an instant, with only the swipe of a finger and the selection of intuitive tools. The MakerBot PrintShop Vase Maker can be used to create custom potted plant holders, vases, chalices, desk accessories, bowls and containers with more than four different base patterns and thousands of possible combinations.
“We love the simplicity and creativity of the MakerBot PrintShop Vase Maker tool,” noted Jenny Lawton, acting CEO of MakerBot. “We’ve been working on creating easy-to-use tools for those who are interested in creating custom designs easily, and MakerBot PrintShop is a great way to jump into design without any previous experience. It is so simple that anyone can make something and then 3D print it. I personally have a growing collection – I can’t wait to see what people make!”
The MakerBot PrintShop Vase Maker tool is optimized for use with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. A MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer can create vases that are up to 5.5 inches tall; a MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer can print designs up to 17.5 inches tall. The app also works with the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer and automatically sizes 3D prints based on the printer selected.
“The MakerBot PrintShop Vase Maker tool is just another part of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that makes 3D printing easy and accessible,” said Lawton. “The creative possibilities are endless with this app, and Vase Maker is a great tool for creating beautiful and unique gifts for family and friends.”
The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem encompasses MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers; the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner; MakerBot software and apps, including MakerBot PrintShop and MakerBot Mobile; the MakerBot MakerCare Protection Plan; MakerBot Retail Stores; MakerBot Learning; and partnerships and MakerBot Digital Store content. MakerBot PrintShop is just one of the many tools that MakerBot offers to help make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone, from engineers, architects and industrial designers, to teachers, students and artists, to even those who want to utilize the power of 3D printing in the home. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem has also been designed with the future in mind. While MakerBot 3D printing and scanning hardware is at the center of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, the power comes from MakerBot’s continual updating of its software and apps to work toward constantly improving the 3D printing process and experience. to ensure that a new extruder can be easily swapped in when new filament materials become available.
Download MakerBot PrintShop today for free from the iTunes App Store. For more information on MakerBot and MakerBot PrintShop, visit makerbot.com/printshop. Sharing of MakerBot Vase Maker creations is also encouraged, so be sure to use the hashtag #makerbotvasemaker when posting any creations on Twitter and Instagram.
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.