The Home Depot Now Selling MakerBot 3-D Printers at Select Stores in CA, IL and NY
BROOKLYN, NY and ATLANTA—July 16, 2014—MakerBot and The Home Depot have announced a collaboration 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 beginning July 14, 2014. This is the first time The Home Depot has offered 3-D printers for sale in its stores and will be a pilot program for MakerBot and The Home Depot.
MakerBot was founded in 2009 and specializes in desktop 3-D printers and scanners. MakerBot is a leader in the desktop 3-D printer market with more than 50,000 MakerBot 3D Printers out in the world. MakerBot sets itself apart by offering an entire MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that makes 3-D printing easy and accessible for everyone. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem includes its 3-D printers and scanners, its Website Thingiverse.com, the world’s largest 3-D printing design community for discovering, creating, and sharing of 3-D 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, CT. MakerBot’s products include the award-winning MakerBot 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 will be showcased inside The Home Depot stores in specially designed kiosks that will encourage visitors to experience the wonder of 3-D printing firsthand. Trained MakerBot retail staff will provide continual 3-D printing demonstrations and offer 3-D printed keepsakes for interested customers to take home with them, as well as help with purchase decisions.
The Home Depot stores (12) to offer the MakerBot Replicator 3-D printing products and hands on demonstrations will be:
- 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
- 7100 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach
- 1232 W. North Ave., Chicago
- 2920 Audrey Avenue, Naperville
- 1300 S. Clinton Street, Chicago
- 2665 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
- 40 West 23rd Street, New York
- 980 3rd Avenue, New York
MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3-D printing industry, and The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. By joining forces to showcase the power and versatility of 3-D printing in a DIY retail environment, the companies hope to educate customers, who range from builders, architects and contractors to designers, landscapers and general consumers, on the benefits of 3-D printing technology. MakerBot 3-D printing is used for fast, inexpensive production of replacement parts, product prototypes, architectural designs, art projects, collectibles and many other items.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Home Depot to help bring MakerBot 3-D printing technology to The Home Depot customers,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Imagine a world where you can 3-D print replacement parts and use 3-D 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.”
Joe Downey, merchant, The Home Depot, also commented: “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 3-D printers are yet another great technology that can serve particular needs of specific customers.”
Click below to watch a B-Roll video of the MakerBot 3-D printers in a Home Depot store:
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3-D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3-D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,264 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion. The company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.