First Mobile App by MakerBot Expands 3D Printing Ecosystem and Accessibility to Thingiverse.com
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 17, 2013 — The MakerBot® Thingiverse® 3D Design Community now has a mobile app! As of today, the ability to access 3D design files from MakerBot’s Thingiverse just got a whole lot easier. The new MakerBot Thingiverse IOS app available for download from the App Store. This is the first mobile app for MakerBot Thingiverse.
MakerBot Thingiverse launches IOS App. Explore Thingiverse, the world's largest 3D printing community, from your mobile device. mbot.co/1er2Xjk
The MakerBot Thingiverse app is designed to allow you to easily search and explore Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D printing community, from the comfort of… everywhere! The app lets you browse featured 3D designs, and new and noteworthy items, which have been selected by the Thingiverse community based on popularity. When viewing 3D designs, the user can scroll through beautiful slideshows of detail photos. Like, collect and quickly share directly from the app to your social networks or email them to friends.
“Launching the MakerBot Thingiverse IOS app has been a goal of ours and we are pretty psyched to launch it today,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “We encourage everyone to download the Thingiverse app and be a part of the Next Industrial Revolution that is being fueled by 3D printing.”
Some of the great features of the new Thingiverse app include uploading photos, which makes it simple to share images of your 3D prints or update your profile and cover images from your phone. A Dashboard offers a carousel of featured things and Dashboard updates. The Explore function allows you to scroll through the latest and greatest things on Thingiverse and see new and noteworthy items uploaded to the site, featured items, popular items, made items, and have the ability to like and add items to your collections, then share with your social networks. There are also Thing detail screens that have photos of items, full screen slideshows of the designs, descriptions, instructions and license information. The Use profile offers cover images, a custom avatar and description of the Thingiverse member; you can also follow other users, and see designs and made things based on profiles. Search is also included so you can find your favorite designs and search on topics or browse through the expansive Thingiverse library. When you print an item from Thingiverse, the app also provides an opportunity to take a photo, upload it and associate the image with a Thingiverse thing from your download history, collections, favorites or search. You can also add a description, then share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or save to your camera roll. Thingiverse settings are also accessible via the app.
MakerBot’s Thingiverse is the 3D Design Community for discovering, printing and sharing 3D models. It is the best and largest place to discover and print 3D models and contains the world’s largest 3D printing community with more than 120,000 members and 100,000+ and growing downloadable digital designs of free 3D models, with more than 38 million file downloads. MakerBot’s Thingiverse website and app are a great place to learn about 3D printing, share ideas, customize 3D prints, remix and collaborate. There are even MakerBot Thingiverse superstar designers that share their design files, which you can download, print, share and get inspired.
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. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
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 <