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MakerBot Press Briefing at CES

January 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHO:
                   Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot(R) Industries, will present MakerBot's newest 3D
                   printer, the MakerBot(R) 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 3/4, 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(R) (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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