MakerBot Introduces Fun New MakerBot Filament Colors

It’s almost Halloween, and MakerBot® is introducing three new MakerBot® PLA Filaments that might add a little spook and some glow to the Hallow’s Eve festivities. The new MakerBot PLA Filaments are available online at makerbot.com/filament and in the MakerBot Store in New York and are MakerBot® Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament optimized for the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and MakerBot® Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA Filament.

Made with a special phosphorus dye, MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament works with any light source and glows a ghostly green in the dark. The intensity of MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament's glow depends on the intensity of the light charging it: the stronger the light source, the better. No sunlight is required to power-up the MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament - any light source will do. Just keep in mind that charging the MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament takes around two to three minutes depending on the intensity of your light source. Once the MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament is all powered up, try printing out a spooky print like a large troll statue from Thingiverse super user colinfizgig or this fun Witch’s Hat by MakerBot. The mesmerizing allure of the MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament can be brought back again and again by just renewing the light source for a few minutes.

MakerBot is also releasing MakerBot Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA Filament. These two nuanced colors are great for professionals using a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, or for anyone that wants shades of gray for their 3D prints. They also work well for some spooky Halloween-themed 3D prints!

“We’ve introduced a couple new MakerBot PLA Filament colors this fall, including our beautiful MakerBot Translucent PLA Filaments, as well as the versatile MakerBot Flexible Filament and MakerBot Dissolvable Filament; it’s been great to see the cool 3D prints our customers are making with them,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Around the office, everyone went wild for the MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament, so seeing the 3D prints to be made with it will be really fun. The new Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA Filaments will be especially useful for architects and engineers using 3D printed models to suggest the materials they're planning to use for particular sections of a structure or product.”

The MakerBot Glow-in-the-Dark PLA Filament retails for $130 for a 1 kg spool; the MakerBot Warm Gray and Cool Gray PLA Filaments retail for $48 for each 1 kg spool. For more information on MakerBot Filaments, visit makerbot.com/filament.

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 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.

About Stratasys

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 ® and PolyJet ® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1500 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: stratasys.com or blog.stratasys.com.

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