The Syfy Channel, an American TV network featuring horror and science fiction programming, has teamed up with 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot.
January 14, 2016: Syfy will share exclusive content of 3D printable models from Syfy shows with MakerBot’s Thingiverse community. During the International, CES Syfy featured a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer equipped with the new Smart Extruder+, to 3D print various models based on their TV series “The Expanse”.
March 21, 2016: Update – Syfy to offer further 3D models on Thingiverse
Syfy deepens its partnership with MakerBot and now launches more show-inspired models on Thingiverse. The new models include the time machine from 12 Monkeys as well as an alien skull from Hunters, with more models to be launched this week.
Matthew Chiavelli, SVP, Syfy Digital, said: “In just two months, our partnership with MakerBot has found an enthusiastic and growing audience among the 3D printing community. It’s a natural evolution to extend this relationship to include more of our engaging series.”
The new models, 3D printed by Brooklyn-based service provider Voodoo Manufacturing, debuted at the Silicon Valley Comic Con.