OtterBox releases CAD: imagine, design and create your own accessory
CAD is now available for the whole community of inventors, makers, and other creative minds who can now design and 3D print their own accessories.
The uniVERSE Case System
The uniVERSE Case System comprises a slim, protective OtterBox case that can be used on both iPhone and iPad. A modular rail mount fixed on the back allows attachment of a wide range of accessories. On the other hand, OtterBox has signed agreements with other accessory brands to create high quality accessories for uniVERSE.
“One of the core values at OtterBox is innovation, which is why we created the uniVERSE Case System,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “We’re inviting the community of innovators around the world to customize their mobile experience by designing their own accessories.”
The release of the uniVERSE accessory mount CAD allows the creative community to imagine, design and create their own accessories for uniVERSE. Partnering with 3D Hubs, a global network of 3D printing services, the possibilities are truly endless. 3D Hubs taps into a network of more than 6,500 printers throughout the world, offering competitive pricing, quick turnaround from local vendors and myriad materials.
“We’re excited to partner with a company like OtterBox that understands the potential of mass-customization and has taken full-advantage of our publicly available supply chain API – a tool which connects companies to our distributed manufacturing network and allows them to create digital supply chains of 3D printed products,” said Bram de Zwart, CEO of 3D Hubs.
OtterBox will unveil uniVERSE and the power of innovation at the World Maker Fair in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 23 and 24. Participants will be able to design and print their uniVERSE accessories onsite on a LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer from Aleph Objects, a global leader in Free Software and Open Source Hardware, and manufacturers of the LulzBot line of 3D printers, parts and plastics.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with OtterBox,” said Aleph Objects Director of Marketing, Ben Malouf. “OtterBox is demonstrating exemplary vision by releasing their uniVERSE accessory mount CAD under Free licensing, and we are excited to help bring their community’s ideas into reality with LulzBot 3D Printers at World Maker Faire.“
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