MakerBot said Wednesday that it has added Fraemes as its second 3D printing enabled app to its developer program. The bet: Adding Fraemes, which enables custom iPhone cases to be printed, will speed up mainstream adoption.
Owners of a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer will have to connect their MakerBot accounts with their Fraemes collection. Once a checkout process is complete, 3D printed Fraemes designs can be processed from the MakerBot Desktop Library. For people without a MakerBot Replicator, they can purchase a custom Fraeme for $20 from a MakerBot retail store---only in New York, Boston or Greenwich, Conn. to print the cases. Digital files run $1 and bumpers go for $12.
It's unlikely that the Fraemes partnership will entice the masses, but garner some interest from folks pondering 3D printers.