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MakerBot and Nokia Collaborate to Enable Printing of Custom 3D Smartphone Covers

MakerBot and Nokia Collaborate to Enable Printing of Custom 3D Smartphone Covers

MakerBot and Nokia have partnered to create a free, downloadable 3D printing file to allow those interested in 3D printing to custom make their own phone case for the latest Nokia Lumia smartphones. On top of that, if you own a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, you can print the case in about an hour.

Nokia and MakerBot have just launched the Nokia 3D printing community project, or 3D-printing Development Kit (3DK). The 3DK provides a 3D template and case specs for printing shell covers for two of Nokia’s latest smartphones - the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 520. Using the 3DK, anyone with a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer can print their own shell.

The 3D printing plans, optimized for printing on a MakerBot, are available on MakerBot's Thingiverse.com.

Nokia and Makerbot are demonstrating the exciting possibilities for 3D printing at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona from 25-28 February.

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