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MakerBot to offer custom 3D printed iPhone cases

3d printed iphone casesMakerBot have announced a brand new 3D printing app, including Fraemes, which gives users the ability to print out fully customisable 3D printed iPhone cases.

Fraemes is the second MakerBot-Ready app to be announced since the MakerBot Developer Program launched in June.

The MakerBot Developer Program aims to provide developers the resources needed to integrate with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem and to access the growing 3D printing market. The MakerBot Developer Program also includes 3D printing capabilities in desktop, mobile, tablet and console-based apps and games, granting developers unprecedented access to MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform for iOS, Android, Web and more.

“We are excited to partner with Fraemes as one of our approved developers and offer 3D printable, customisable and personalised iPhone cases,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot.

“Phone cases are always one of the most popular items to 3D print and now with the MakerBot-Ready App Fraemes, 3D printing customers can easily and simply customise iPhones cases – with no design experience necessary.”

Users who purchase a Fraemes bumper can 3D print 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,” said 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 does the app work? 

First, users connect their MakerBot account at and select a design from Fraemes’ collection of professionally designed inserts including cityscapes, pop culture icons and monograms – each customisable with shapes and text. Once the checkout process is complete, users can then 3D print the designs directly from their MakerBot Desktop Library.


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