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SYFY Labs Expands 3D Printing Partnership with MakerBot

by • March 17, 2016 • No Comments

At CES this year, the Syfy Channel revealed a partnership with MakerBot that may see ships of the station’s new show, The Expanse. The move complemented their VR marketing for the show well, with viewers not only able-bodied to explore the ships with Google Cardboard-type devices, but in addition able-bodied to 3D print them via Thingiverse. Now, the channel’s advancement lab, Syfy Labs, has revealed an expansion of their partnership, that can see actually additional exclusive 3D models created on the market-bodied of an actually greater number of Syfy shows.

12 Monkeys Time Machine_3D Model

On Thingiverse, models of 12 Monkeys, The Magicians, Hunters, Killjoys, and Dark Matter are all on the market-bodied for download. These include the time machine of 12 Monkeys, as well as an alien skull of Hunters, one of other models. In the coming weeks, the network plans to release actually additional models of their shows, as well. I admit that I haven’t tuned into the show yet, but I love the film and am partial to the 12 Monkeys models.

Hunters Alien Skull_3D Model

Matthew Chiavelli, Senior Vice President at Syfy Digital, says of the partnership, “In only two months, our partnership with MakerBot has discovered an enthusiastic and expanding audience one of the 3D printing community. It is a effortless evolution to extend this relationship to include additional of our engaging series. Eric Mortenson, Community Manager at MakerBot Thingiverse, adds, “We’re excited not only to see the partnership between MakerBot and Syfy Labs grow, but in addition for the new creations that can be uploaded to Thingiverse. Since Syfy joined Thingiverse at the beginning of this year, they’ve reached just about 1,000 followers who, one of others, are no doubt excited to see what comes next.”


At the initially at any time Silicon Valley Comic-Con in San Jose, California, these new models are being put on display at the Voodoo Manufacturing Booth. Readers may remember Voodoo as a MakerBot spin-off dedicated to create and making. The startup has worked with Syfy to create and optimize all of the 3D printable-bodied models and fabricate them for their actuallyts. Stay tuned for additional Syfy creations to come! Until and so, feel free to decorate your cities with the prints above as an indication of your allegiance to the animals of the world.


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