Press release

PENSA Accelerates Product Innovation with MakerBot METHOD

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MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, today announces details of one
of its first customers utilizing the recently launched MakerBot
, the first performance 3D printer. PENSA,
an industrial design and invention consulting firm based in New York
City, is using METHOD to streamline its product design and development
processes while reducing overall production time and costs.

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MakerBot + PENSA

MakerBot + PENSA

PENSA is a full-service design and engineering agency that develops
products and experiences to help customers improve the quality of their
lives. The agency works with industry-leading corporations and startups,
including GoTenna, OXO, Bayer, One Blade, D.I. Wire, One Drop, and

Since integrating METHOD into their daily design process, the product
development teams at PENSA are enjoying their new tool; testing ideas
early and often in order to accelerate design iteration cycles and make
quicker decisions. The designers and engineers utilize METHOD for a wide
range of uses, including to print fixtures or end-use parts, form
studies, volume studies, and functional testing.

“PENSA is centered on invention, and we use 3D printing as a way to help
us invent. The MakerBot METHOD allows us to be uninhibited in our
testing – a crucial step for invention and design,” said Marco Perry,
Co-founder, PENSA. “METHOD has proven itself to be an extremely reliable
tool. The dimensional accuracy that we are getting with METHOD compared
to any industrial FDM is as good or better than anything we have owned
or used in the past. Before METHOD, we would only use industrial 3D
printers to check for fit and finish. Now, we are using 3D printing
earlier in our process, and we can run through iterations very quickly,
using it to check for functionality, ergonomics, and mechanics.”

Previously, PENSA relied on a combination of desktop and industrial 3D
printers to execute prototyping at different stages of the design
process. However, the desktop machines were unreliable, while the
industrial 3D printers were costly to operate, required dedicated
technicians, and included lengthy cleanup times. This would ultimately
translate to higher costs and longer production times for PENSA’s
clients. As a result, the company invested in METHOD for its industrial
grade 3D technologies, desktop accessibility, and disruptive price point.

“We are thrilled to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response
from our early customers,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “As one of
the leading product design firms in New York, PENSA understands better
than most the need for reliable rapid prototyping. METHOD was engineered
to enable product teams like those at PENSA to become more agile and
help them speed up their innovation processes.”

METHOD carefully controls the 3D print environment to produce repeatable
and consistent parts, vertical layer uniformity, and cylindricity. This
level of dimensional accuracy and reliability are made possible by
leveraging industry-leading Stratasys® patents, including a circulating
heated chamber, precision PVA water soluble supports, and dry-sealed
material bays.

“The reality when it comes to physical models is that it is just a step
in the process. The real result for our clients is that it is a product
that sells well for them,” explains Perry. “The fact is that we rely
heavily on our tools, just like a chef would rely heavily on a sharp
knife. If a chef is thinking about how the knife works, he is not
thinking about the meal he has to make. For me, the best tool is one
where you do not have to think about how it works. We have to take it as
a given that the product will work well because we are focused on the
whole picture. The reliability of the METHOD really helps with that—it’s
not even a thought. You just run it.”

About MakerBot

a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the
3D printing industry. The company helps create the innovators of today
and the businesses and learning institutions of the future. Founded in
2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for 3D
printing for reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use.
Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases
in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing
community in the world.

We believe there’s an innovator in everyone, so we make the 3D printing
tools that make your ideas matter. Discover innovation with MakerBot 3D

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