Nov.25, 2014

Yesterday Staples announced it will begin selling MakerBot 3D printers in 50 retail stores across the US, today MakerBot announced that they have signed another agreement with Fry's Electronics. MakerBot and Fry's Electronics announced that its 3D printers and filaments will be available in select Fry's Electronics stores in the U.S. and online.

Based in San Jose, Calif., Fry's was founded as a Silicon Valley retail electronics store to provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the hi-tech professional. Fry's retails over 50,000 electronics items within each store, in a total of 34 stores. The stores range in size from 50,000 to over 180,000 square feet.

This national rollout positions MakerBot as a premier partner with Fry's Electronics in the 3D printing area. Visitors to Fry's Electronic stores in 32 locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Texas and Washington, will be able to purchase MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers and PLA Filament right in the store. MakerBot Filaments will be displayed in specially designed MakerBot in-store kiosks at Fry's.

Visitors to Fry's stores in Sunnyvale, California, and Wilsonville, Oregon, will be able to see MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers in action and get to experience the magic of 3D printing firsthand. will also offer the full line of MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.

"We are really excited to partner with Fry's Electronics to bring MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers and Filaments directly to high tech professionals in more retail locations throughout the United States," noted Jenny Lawton, acting CEO of MakerBot. "It's also a great experience to be able to visit Fry's and purchase multiple colors of MakerBot Filament when working on a 3D printing project."

On the filament side, MakerBot offers more than 20 colors of its popular MakerBot PLA Filament, including specialty colors like Translucent and Glow in the Dark.

MakerBot 3D Printers and Filaments are Available at the Following Fry's locations:


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Adam wrote at 11/26/2014 2:44:43 AM:

No. They'll just shut down any forums or websites that mention how bad the new extruders work.

Disatisified Makerbot Owner wrote at 11/25/2014 9:57:06 PM:

Will they also service the printers there... and keep an ample supply of "Smart Extruders" on hand for when they break?

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