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TMCNet:  MakerBot Press Briefing at CES

[January 03, 2013]

MakerBot Press Briefing at CES

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WHO: Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot® Industries, will present MakerBot's newest 3D printer, the MakerBot® Replicator(TM) 2X Desktop 3D Printer, at CES. This "daredevil" machine will push the limits of 3D printing and will allow users to experiment with new techniques, prints, and colors.

In addition to the MakerBot Replicator 2X Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot will also be making several exciting announcements at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show that will impact all areas of MakerBot - from its website Thingiverse, to its printers, software and filament.

And, on Wednesday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m., at the MakerBot CES booth, Bre Pettis will sign copies of his new book on 3D Printing entitled "Getting Started with MakerBot," which is part of the Make: makezine.com book series by O'Reilly. The first 200 guests to MakerBot's booth (Booth #32025 in LVCC South Hall ¾, Upper Level & Connector) on Wednesday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m., will receive a complimentary signed copy of the book.

WHAT: The MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer is a full-featured desktop 3D printer for daredevils and experimenters to explore the frontiers of 3D printing. Equipped with two extruders and optimized for the traditional thermoplastic ABS filament, the MakerBot Replicator 2X is an even more advanced extension of MakerBot's most recent new product, the MakerBot Replicator(TM) 2.

The MakerBot Replicator 2X Desktop 3D Printer is MakerBot's fifth generation "prosumer" 3D printer. The 2013 Consumer Electronic Show (Booth #32025) is the first time the machine has been unveiled to the public and available to see in action, in person. The MakerBot Replicator 2X Desktop 3D printer is priced at $2,799 and will start shipping in mid-January 2013.

WHEN & WHERE: Press Briefing - 2:00 P.M., Tues., January 8 Book Signing - 4:00 P.M., Wed., January 9 LVCC South Hall 3/4 LVCC South Hall 3/4 Upper Level & Connector Upper Level & Connector Booth #32025 Booth #32025 WHY: Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot® (www.makerbot.com) is a global leader in desktop 3D printing. There are more than 15,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people that just like to make things. The first generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer and was honored as one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012. In addition, MakerBot was named "Best Emerging Tech" at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, won Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award, the Popular Science Product of the Year, and recently was awarded the Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others.

SOURCE MakerBot Industries

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