Brooklyn, NY—MakerBot and the Home Depot are collaborating to bring MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printers to customers on homedepot.com/makerbot and in 12 Home Depot stores in California, Illinois and New York. This is the first time the home improvement specialty retailer has offered 3D printers for sale in its stores.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Home Depot to help bring MakerBot 3D printing technology to the Home Depot customers,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Imagine a world where you can 3D print replacement parts and use 3D printing as an integral part of design and building work. Every day we see the magic of 3D printing becoming a reality with our customers; now the Home Depot can also see that magic. We can’t wait to see what the Home Depot customers make with our products.”
MakerBot, founded in 2009 and now a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., specializes in desktop 3D printers and scanners. The company has more than 50,000 MakerBot 3D printers out in the world. MakerBot offers an entire MakerBot 3D ecosystem that’s designed to make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. The ecosystem includes its 3D printers and scanners, its Thingiverse.com website—a large 3D printing design community for discovering, creating and sharing 3D printable files—as well as software, apps, partnerships with leading companies, MakerBot Learning training programs and its own retail stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut.
MakerBot’s products include Replicator line of 3D printers, which includes the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator Mini compact 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D printer and the MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner.
MakerBot 3D printing and scanning products are being showcased inside Home Depot stores in specially designed kiosks that encourage visitors to experience 3D printing firsthand. Trained MakerBot retail staff provides continual 3D printing demonstrations and offer 3D printed keepsakes for interested customers to take home with them, as well as help with purchase decisions.
Home Depot stores selected to offer the MakerBot Replicator 3D printing products and hands-on demonstrations include the following. California: 3838 Hollis Avenue, Emeryville; 1781 E. Bayshore Rd., East Palo Alto; 1125 Old County Rd., San Carlos; 1675 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; 22855 Victory Blvd., West Hills; and 7100 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. Illinois: 1232 W. North Ave., Chicago; 2920 Audrey Avenue, Naperville; 1300 S. Clinton Street, Chicago; and 2665 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. New York: 40 West 23rd Street, New York City; and 980 3rd Avenue, New York City.
“We are continually looking to bring the latest innovation to our customers and are excited to offer MakerBot 3D Printing products in select stores and on homedepot.com. MakerBot 3D printers are yet another great technology that can serve particular needs of specific customers,” said Joe Downey, merchant, the Home Depot. makerbot.com