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Hubs partners with Otterbox to provide new uniVERSE case accessories globally

Written by George Fisher-Wilson



Hubs is partnering with leading smartphone case brand Otterbox to globally manufacture 3D printable accessories for the Otterbox uniVERSE case system.

The uniVERSE Case System features a slim, protective OtterBox case for iPhone and iPad with a modular rail mount on the back that allows attachment of a variety of accessories. To date, OtterBox has partnered with other leading brands to create best-in-class accessories for uniVERSE. Charge up with mophie, expand memory with SanDisk or convert iPad into a laptop with Brydge, all with trusted OtterBox protection.

One of the core values at OtterBox is innovation, which is why we created the uniVERSE Case System. We're inviting the community of innovators around the world to customize their mobile experience by designing their own accessories. Jim Parke, CEO of Otterbox

Partnering with Hubs, a global network of 3D printing services, the possibilities are truly endless. Hubs taps into a network of more than 6,500 printers throughout the world, offering competitive pricing, quick turnaround from local vendors and a 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 Bram de Zwart, CEO of Hubs

OtterBox will showcase uniVERSE and the power of innovation at the World Maker Faire in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 23 and 24. Attendees of the event will have a chance 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.