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MakerBot Hits a Major Milestone with the Sale of 100,000 3D Printers — and Invites You to Celebrate

by • April 4, 2016 • No Comments

MakerBot_logo.svgIf I talk to a fewone who’s just marginally acquainted with 3D printing, the one printing device they’ve usually heard of is the MakerBot. It is, really probably, the most well-known of 3D printing devices, the closest thing the industry has to a true household name. One of the most talked about printing devices for hobbyists, the MakerBot has produced a few of the most worthwhile innovations the 3D printing industry has seen – like the original 3D printed prosthetic hand that launched e-NABLE, for example. Founded in 2009 and purchased by Stratasys in 2013, MakerBot holds several industry “initiallys” – theirs was the initially 3D printing device to be presented at CES, and their Thingiverse platform was the initially online platform for the open sharing of 3D creations. Now MakerBot has revealed the achievement of another initially – the initially company to sell 100,000 3D printing devices.

“Being the initially company to have sold 100,000 3D printing devices is a primary milestone for MakerBot and the entire industry. MakerBot has turn it intod 3D printing additional accessible and at the present time is empowering businesses and educators to redefine what’s possible. What was once a product utilized just by manufacturers and hobbyists has matured worthwhilely and become an indispensable tool that is changing the way students learn and businesses innovate,” said MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom.


Education is pretty one factor in MakerBot’s good results. Through a series of Thingiverse challenges, most of them focutilized on students, they’ve encouraged kids and adults alike to use their creativity to turn it into a few revolutionary inventions. Initiatives like MakerBot in the Classroom and We Need a MakerBot have added 3D printing education into schools, and MakerBot Innovation Centers have opened in universities across the world. That’s a lot of printing devices in a lot of schools, and both the company and the educational institutions they’ve reveryed out to have benefited – not to mention the industry as a whole, as additional and additional young individuals become trained in the innovation.

“3D printing has become a primary focal point in our school with children as young as five via tools like MakerBot PrintShop to turn it into their own creations. Because MakerBot 3D Printers are so effortless to use, our middle school students can move on to additional high end projects. Right now they are working together to find sustainable solutions in urban planning and above all learning crucial skills that they can use for the rest of their lives like worthwhile considering, collaboration and product development,” stated Yolanda Valencia, chair of science and engineering at Gulliver Middle School in Miami.

To celebrate the 100,000 printing device milestone, MakerBot is doing what they love – introducing a contest. The #MakerMilestones competition encourages manufacturers to share their own 3D printing milestones on social media, for a accident to win a MakerBot Replicator.

manufacturerbotreplicator“We’re challenging individuals across our social media platforms to share their #MakerMilestones. Tell us the moment in that 3D printing inspired you, changed the way you work or led to a positive result for a student, colleague, or friend,” said Vice President of Marketing Colby Dennison.

To enter, share your story, plus an optional photo, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MakerMilestones, and manufacture certain to tag @MakerBot as well. A panel of five judges can select the three winners out of the 50 most talked about posts on every platform. The deadline for entry is June 15; winners can be revealed by June 22.

If you don’t care to enter, you can yet purchase a MakerBot Replicator at a worthwhile discount – the normally $2,899 printing device can be reduced to $2,499 in addition until June 15. Care for a stroll down memory lane? Take a appear at our long history of MakerBot coverage here, and if you’d like a few extra inspiration, check out how MakerBot – and 3D printing in general – has impacted students at the University of Maryland at a lower place. Discuss in the MakerBot 3D Printer Milestone forum over at 3DPB.com.