MakerBot booth at The Home Depot
MakerBot and The Home Depot announce 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.
MakerBot and The Home Depot announce 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 3D printers for sale in its stores and will be a pilot program for MakerBot and The Home Depot.
MakerBot already has more than 50,000 MakerBot 3D Printers out in the world and aims to set itself apart by offering an entire 3D Ecosystem that makes 3d printing easy and accessible for everyone. This latest retail development complements MakerBot's own retail stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut.
MakerBot 3D Printing and Scanning products will be showcased inside The Home Depot stores in specially designed kiosks that will encourage visitors to experience 3D printing firsthand. Trained MakerBot retail staff will provide continual 3D printing demonstrations and offer 3D 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 3D 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 3D 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 3D 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 3D printing technology. MakerBot 3D 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 3D printing technology to The Home Depot customers,” noted 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.”
“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.