MakerBot Expands 3D Ecosystem and Transforms the Way You Think of/in 3D

Lawton also noted, “We know there is a lot of hype around 3D printing. We also know that 3D printing is not plug and play. It can be challenging and that is why a major emphasis is on creating a MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that helps make 3D printing easier and more accessible. At CES, we want to ground the hype and showcase how educators, businesses and real users have incorporated MakerBot 3D printing into their daily work and lives.”

MakerBot’s CES booth experience illustrates how real users are incorporating 3D printing into their workflow, saving time and money, and inspiring a whole new generation of innovators. MakerBot CES booth partners include:

  • GE FirstBuild: Learn about the power of Real-Time Prototyping and innovative ways to rethink the traditional manufacturing process by incorporating 3D printing. At the MakerBot CES booth, meet two FirstBuild engineers and Natarajan (Venkat) Venkatakrishnan, the director of FirstBuild, and hear their vision for using 3D printing to transform the traditional design and manufacturing of products.
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: MakerBot’s CES experience will feature a firsthand look at how 3D printing transforms the design process for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and helps bring designs to life and products to market faster and more affordably. Meet a Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s designer and learn how they take new product ideas from concept to completion by transforming the design process with 3D printing
  • Whitby School: This pre-K through eighth grade school uses MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers for all grade levels to inspire and excite kids to think differently about their world and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Meet Whitby School’s technology teacher and hear how she incorporates 3D printing into the school’s curriculum for math, science, art, business and more.

To learn more about MakerBot at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, visit booth #72711 in the Sands Expo Convention Center, CES Tech West, in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015.

About MakerBot

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 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. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the introduction of new MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments, MakerBot Professional Services, MakerBot Full Remote Printing and Monitoring, the MakerBot Kit for MODO 801, MakerBot and GE FirstBuild Icebox Challenge winners, and other partnerships, Stratasys’ expectation on the timing of shipping the new materials, features and services, as well as the statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ expectations of the benefits that it will receive from its partnerships with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The Foundry, GE FirstBuild and any other partners 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 perceive the benefits of the new MakerBot PLA Composite filaments, products and services and partnerships, to be the same as Stratasys does; the risk that unforeseen technical difficulties will delay the shipping of the MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments or other services; the risk that the benefits that Stratasys expects from the partnership will not materialize, or could be less, than Stratasys currently expects, due to technical or other unforeseen reasons; 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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Supporting Details on MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments, MakerBot 3D Professional Services, MakerBot Mobile True Remote Printing and Monitoring, MakerBot and The Foundry, MakerBot Thingiverse and GE FirstBuild, and Martha Stewart for MakerBot Digital Store

MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments

2015 will be the year MakerBot launches new MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments. The MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments will be available in three categories: Metal, Stone and Wood. MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments shown at CES include Bronze, Iron, Limestone and Maple , and are made of highly filled composites that MakerBot believes to be different from any other 3D printing material on the market. The new MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments are created to provide beautiful and realistic 3D prints. Paired with special MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruders, MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments are planned to be available for printing on the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer.

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