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Verified Prints with the Atmel-powered MakerBot

The MakerBot crew recently launched its Verified Prints program for the Atmel-powered Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. According to MakerBot’s Kate Hannum, the team spent a significant amount of time testing and pre-slicing Thingverse files to curate high-quality print designs for Makers.

“Load these prepped files directly onto an SD card and print beautifully in PLA on your MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. We looked for designs without too many parts, too much hassle to assemble, any glitches or unexpected errors, and that don’t take a lot of monitoring to ensure perfection when printing,” Hannum explained in a recent blog post.

“From now on, whenever you see the black MakerBot Verified Files button on a Thing page, you can click into the MakerBot Verified tab to download pre-sliced .x3g files. You’ll also recognize the files as you’re exploring Thingiverse by the red check mark symbol. You can easily access a collection of all the Verified Files here.”

Hannum also noted that experimental works-in-progress are a key part of what makes Thingiverse amazing – a characteristic of the site which will surely continue to grow and thrive.

“[However], we know there are those of you in the community who are just getting started or don’t want to spend the time experimenting with the more challenging designs on the site,” she added. “You just want to download and print – that’s what MakerBot Verified Files are about.”

Although the MakerBot crew started with just over 75 files, the company has already begun testing and adding additional Verified Files to more Thing pages. You can access them here.