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-Address the Wider Needs of Professionals and Educators through new MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Print, Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle, Thingiverse Education, and More

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Stratasys Asia Pacific, subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) today announced the new MakerBot 3D printing solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators. New products and solutions, including the MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Print and Mobile applications, Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle, and Thingiverse Education for educators, allow professionals to easily integrate MakerBot into their workflow and help educators introduce their students to 3D printing. To see MakerBot’s new solutions for professionals and educators in action, please visit

The MakerBot new 3D Printers feature larger build tray, faster print speed and more reliable 3D printing experience
The MakerBot new 3D Printers feature larger build tray, faster print speed and more reliable 3D printing experience

The new MakerBot Print software helps streamline the 3D printing preparation process for users
The new MakerBot Print software helps streamline the 3D printing preparation process for users

“We have gone through a cultural shift here at MakerBot over the past year, where listening and understanding the needs of our customers are cornerstones of our company. As a result, we’ve gained an in-depth understanding of the wider needs of professionals and educators that has informed our product development process,” said Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot. “Our new solutions for professionals and educators are based on feedback addressing how we could accelerate and streamline the iterative design process and make teaching with a desktop 3D printer easier and more effective.”

MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ Bring Larger Build Volumes with Faster Print Speed to Users

The new MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ have been re-engineered and tested to provide better performance — that means faster, easier, and more reliable 3D printing experience for users. Both printers feature an improved gantry and Z-stage through stiffer materials and sturdier construction for consistent and predictable printing. Working closely with Stratasys, MakerBot’s new 3D printers went through extensive testing of 380,000+ hours[1]across multiple facilities to ensure reliable, high quality performance.

The new MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ Desktop 3D Printers feature:

Larger build volumes
Higher print speed[2]
Swappable MakerBot Smart Extruder+
The industrial design team at Canary, a leader in security technology, has been using MakerBot 3D Printers and recently testing MakerBot’s new solutions for professionals. “Using a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer helped us accelerate the development of the new Canary Flex by allowing us to quickly go through multiple iterations,” said James Krause, Director of Industrial Design at Canary. “We were enthusiastic to test the new MakerBot Replicator+ and right away we noticed the faster workflow, as well as huge improvements to print quality and speed.”

MakerBot Print and MakerBot Mobile Enhance Printing Preparation Process

The updated version of MakerBot Mobile includes a Guided Setup feature that walks the user through the entire 3D printer setup process step by step.

The new MakerBot Print software helps streamline the 3D printing preparation process for users through multiple new features.

Native CAD Support[3] allows users to easily import common CAD files[4] and assemblies
Dynamic Print Settings[5] enable users to auto arrange multiple trays and change print settings (resolution or layer thickness) for each individual model on the build plate, saving time by printing models with varying print settings simultaneously.
Print Preview option allows users to review the Smart Extruder+’s path and make adjustments before printing a model.
MakerBot Print and an updated version of MakerBot Mobile are available now.

Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Helps Professional Users Create Durable, High-impact Strength Prototypes and Fixtures

MakerBot Tough PLA combines the toughness of ABS and the flexural strength of PLA, making the material especially suitable for functional prototypes and prototyping jigs and fixtures with threaded and snap fits. MakerBot Tough PLA has been tested and optimized to print reliably and easily with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+. The new bundle consists of three spools of MakerBot Tough PLA Filament in slate gray and the MakerBot Tough PLA Smart Extruder+.

“The new MakerBot Tough PLA is a workhorse for functional printing. We mainly use it for prototyping parts and jigs for product cycle testing,” said Mack Mor, Senior Product Engineer at OXO, who’s been testing MakerBot Tough PLA over the past months.” The flexibility is key for parts that don’t break, even with thin features that would normally be troublesome. The interlayer adhesion is strong, but the raft is still super easy to remove. The material also slides well so it is good for snap fits.”

The Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle is available now.

Thingiverse Education is a new platform that allows educators to learn 3D printing best practices and exchange knowledge from over 100 lesson plans created by other educators and vetted by MakerBot’s education and curriculum experts. Educators can filter lesson plans by subject, grade, or standard, and, in the spirit of Thingiverse, remix them to match specific learning goals.

To learn more about MakerBot’s solutions for professionals and educators, please visit

About MakerBot

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. MakerBot’s mission is to advance tomorrow’s innovators and institutions by empowering the professionals, educators, and students of today. Rather than solely focus on hardware, MakerBot offers connected solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators. MakerBot’s solutions provide a faster more effective way for engineers and designers to test ideas and help educators to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest installed bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. To learn more about MakerBot, visit

About Stratasys

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing — shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility — reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: or, and follow us on LinkedIn.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits customers will experience from MakerBot Print, MakerBot Mobile, MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle, and Thingiverse Education (New Products) 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 not realize or otherwise achieve benefits from the new aforementioned Products; the risk that technical or other difficulties will preclude the potential benefits described in this release; 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 21, 2016. 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.

Media Contact
Stratasys AP
Alice Chiu
+852-3944 8846


1 This number includes testing of the MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, Smart
Extruder+, and other subsystems.
2 This number is based on internal testing of a variety of prints by MakerBot. Print speed improvements
vary depending on the geometry of the printed model.
3 Windows only. Importing STL assemblies possible for Mac users
4 The following file formats are supported: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt,
.sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam), IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart,
.CATProduct), Wavefront Object (.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo
(.prt, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML (.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
5 The Dynamic Print Settings feature is expected to become available in the coming months.

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Source: Stratasys AP
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September 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm

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