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MakerBot And Museum Of Design Atlanta Team Up To Showcase 3D Printing In Collaboration With Hidden Heroes Exhibition

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MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is excited to announce participation in the Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) new exhibition, Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, February 23 – May 11, 2014. MakerBot will showcase the future of everyday household items, such as iPhone cases and jewelry, using 3D printing in conjunction with the MODA exhibit in the Museum’s “Design Bar,” a fun, interactive space. MODA is the Southeast’s only museum dedicated to the study and celebration of design in its many forms.

To commemorate the design of everyday items, MODA will host the exhibition Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, which highlights the stories behind the design of 36 ordinary objects that have revolutionized the way we live, such as paper clips, bubble wrap and pencils. The exhibition is organized by The Vitra Design Museum in Germany, in conjunction with Hi-Cone. The products showcased in this traveling exhibition illuminate four aspects of their design: innovation, production, evolution and inspiration.

Coinciding with the exhibition is a unique juxtaposition of creating today’s everyday objects against the backdrop of yesterday’s everyday items via 3D printing with MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers, which will be 3D printing prototypes and models of items destined to become household objects.

Everyday items such as chip clips, pens, toy cars, bracelets and iPhone cases can all be created from 3D printing and will be some of the fun everyday items that the museum patrons will be able to make on a MakerBot Replicator 2 at MODA.

In addition to the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers printing items related to the exhibition, there will also be educational programming for innovators of all ages who are interested in 3D design and 3D printing. Registration for these sessions can be made by visiting www.museumofdesign.org or calling 404-979-6455.

“We are really excited to partner with MODA on the Hidden Heroes exhibition,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Design is a huge part of 3D printing, and we’re excited to show how easy and accessible 3D design and 3D printing of everyday items are and can help transform someone from being a passive observer, to being an active participant in the design process.”

“We’re thrilled to bring MakerBot into the MODA Design Bar so that our visitors can have hands-on experiences designing and creating 3D objects,” said MODA executive director Laura Flusche. “It’s especially appropriate that we are able to do so during the Hidden Heroes exhibition, because 3D printers provide a revolutionary way to manufacture everyday objects and to customize them in accordance with individual needs and tastes. We believe this technology will change the way we create, use and think about everyday objects in our lives.”

Hidden Heroes. The Genius of Everyday   Things is on exhibit from February 23 – May 11, 2014Museum of Design AtlantaMODA is located at 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. www.museumofdesign.org

About MakerBot

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 stores, 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 .

About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Celebrating 25 years in 2014 and located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since March 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more.

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