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MakerBot Unleashes the 3D Designer in Everyone with Launch of MakerBot PrintShop

Anyone with an iPad and a Fifth Generation MakerBot® Replicator® 3D Printer can now unleash their inner 3D designer with just a few taps of their finger. MakerBot PrintShop™, a fun, easy and free way to create and 3D print all kinds of cool things, makes its debut on the iTunes App Store this week. With MakerBot PrintShop, consumers of all ages interested in 3D printing can easily make signs, letters, nameplates, custom bracelets and rings, and many more items with this powerful and intuitive app that is easy to use with no 3D printing or design skills needed.

MakerBot PrintShop is now available on the iTunes App Store. MakerBot PrintShop is a fun, easy and f ...

MakerBot PrintShop is now available on the iTunes App Store. MakerBot PrintShop is a fun, easy and free way to create and 3D print all kinds of cool things. (Photo: Business Wire)

Optimized to be what MakerBot believes to be the ultimate companion app for all of its Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, and especially the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, MakerBot PrintShop is the first app designed for people with no experience in 3D printing and no design experience. This consumer-friendly app allows creation without a learning curve. Want to create beautiful and functional jewelry, signs, or access a personal Thingiverse Library? MakerBot PrintShop guides the user through a simple, yet intuitive interface that virtually creates custom 3D prints in a matter of minutes. All MakerBot PrintShop selected prints are MakerBot verified to ensure virtually full-proof 3D printing. No guesswork, sizing, or use of complicated design software. MakerBot PrintShop also works over WiFi, so just log on, create and print to a WiFi enabled Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer.

“With the introduction of MakerBot PrintShop, we believe we have finally provided a piece of software that helps bring 3D printing to the masses,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “We have removed the obstacle of not knowing 3D design to be able to 3D print. MakerBot PrintShop takes that challenge out of the equation and makes 3D printing fun and easy, as well as accessible for all ages and skill levels.”

Harnessing the power of the cloud to access a library of MakerBot verified designs and customizable objects, MakerBot PrintShop offers several tools that make it easy to unleash creativity and easily 3D print things including three initial launch features of MakerBot PrintShop Type Maker, Ring Maker and Bracelet Maker.

MakerBot PrintShop Type Maker is the first type tool created specifically by MakerBot for 3D printing letters, words, nameplates, sign and more. With MakerBot PrintShop Type Maker, the creator can make amazing fun and funky signs, blowing them into fanned-out proportions or printing them on the straight and narrow.

With MakerBot PrintShop Ring Maker, budding jewelry designers can custom-size and 3D print creative rings that sport a range of fun and interchangeable tops, such as a crown, bell, diamond, viking helmet, baseball cap, flower, owl, turtle shell, coffeemaker, cone, and even a photo frame with a photo insert to showcase a loved one or favorite scene.

The MakerBot PrintShop Bracelet Maker is the third feature in MakerBot PrintShop that allows the user to create, size and 3D print sophisticated bracelets featuring abstract patterns and designs.

All items 3D printed using MakerBot PrintShop can be printed in a variety of color combinations from the 20-plus MakerBot PLA Filament colors available for the Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer family of printers. For users that want to save their designs for future printing, the app allows for storage of designs in a personal MakerBot Cloud Library. Users can also use the app to monitor, pause and cancel 3D print jobs remotely via a WiFi connection.

Download MakerBot PrintShop today for free in the iTunes App Store. For more information on MakerBot and MakerBot PrintShop, visit makerbot.com/printshop.

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 sells desktop 3D printers 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’ expectations of the benefits that it will receive from MakerBot PrintShop 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 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, such as software issues; and other risk factors more fully explained 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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