Aug. 20, 2014

MakerBot announced Wednesday that it has added a new MakerBot-Ready App, Fraemes to its developer program. Fraemes is an interchangeable and personalizable iPhone case that is ready to print on your MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.

Fraemes is the second MakerBot app to be announced since the MakerBot Developer Program launched in June, with the goal of providing developers the resources needed to integrate with the MakerBot platform.

Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, noted that phone cases have been one of the most popular items to 3D print. And now Fraemes provides bumpers for mobile phones so users can 3D print them and insert as many customized and personalized design "inserts" as they desire.

"When we worked on creating the Fraemes technology, simplicity was our number one goal. We wanted to make it easy for designers and non-designers to design and personalize in 3D," noted Sakunthala Panditharatne, Fraemes' graphics engineer. With Fraemes, anyone can now print and carry around their own completely original piece of art, and change it up whenever they want."

How It Works

First, users connect their MakerBot account at Fraemes site and select a design from Fraemes' collection, each customizable with shapes and text. Once the checkout process is complete, users can then 3D print the designs directly from their MakerBot Desktop Library.

Those who don't yet own a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer can still personalize their Fraeme iPhone case by purchasing their own custom Fraeme for $20 from a MakerBot Retail Store, located in New York, Boston or Greenwich, Connecticut, where it is 3D printed and available for pick-up. Digital files to download and bumpers to purchase are available through Fraemes' site, with digital files costing up to $1 and bumpers $12 each.

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Mark wrote at 8/21/2014 3:36:53 PM:

funny how they show a photo of it printed next to the 5th gen, but PRINTING on a rep2.. oh wait, not funny, predictable, becuase none of the 5th gens print, they just break or jam and have to be sent back.

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