Founded in 2009, MakerBot was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable with their first 3D printer, the Cupcake CNC. In 2010, they became the first company to present a 3D printer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). After being acquired by Stratasys in 2013, they introduced the first Wi-Fi connected desktop 3D printer in 2014. Today, they serve the largest install base of 3D printers worldwide and run the largest 3D design community in the world.
WHY USE A 3D PRINTER?
3D printing is changing industry as we know it. It’s applications are far ranging from concept modelling, functional prototyping and injection moulding.
3D printing is also finding a global home in the education sector, whilst in In the medical world, 3D technology is worth billions, in the fields of both prosthetics and bioprinting.
MakerBot’s dynamic products are revolutionary in their approach to link the worlds of big business and affordable 3D printing.
AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
MakerBot's range of 3D printers are designed with an inbuilt ease of use to appeal as educational tools for a wide variety of age ranges. MakeBot’s Educator’s Guide provides teachers tested lesson plans as well as simple instructional advice.
MakerBot’s Thingiverse, the world's largest 3D printing community, contains over 2 million basic 3D models ready for students to print straight away!
MakerBot Print is free software that streamlines the 3D printing process.
Import design files in native CAD and fine-tune their settings for optimal printing results; keep your projects organised by automatically arranging models across multiple build plates; Control your printer, and monitor print progress remotely.
JOIN A COMMUNITY
Alongside the revolutionary Thingiverse, MakerBot Labs allows consumers to form a fully interactive community.
Born out of feedback from advanced users, MakerBot Labs forms an experimental online platform for engineers and developers to create, build, customize, and collaborate on MakerBot 3D printing solutions.