3D Printers for Educators & Professionals

Driving innovation through additive manufacturing MakerBot believes there’s an innovator in everyone. As a global leader in desktop 3D printing, they set the standard in reliability and ease-of-use by providing effective solutions for every stage of the desktop 3D printing process. From the start, they have also redefined what’s possible for makers of all walks by introducing many industry firsts. MakerBot, now part of Stratasys, is building on this legacy by providing robust and usable desktop systems from makers to engineers.



A manufacturing workstation.


A manufacturing workstation.

Makerbot Case Studies

UK School Teaches 21st Century Skills with Makerbot 3D Printers

When we bought the Replicator series, it gave students more exposure to the technology, which resulted in increased interest and use.

Preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and resilience to embrace their future has always been at the crux of Abingdon School, an independent day and boarding school for boys, in Oxfordshire, England.

The school’s Design and Technology department offers a range of product design courses that aim to develop students’ technical knowledge and proficiencies. 3D modeling and design are taught alongside traditional manufacturing methods using woods, metals, and polymers.

Lockheed Martin Taps Makerbot 3D Printers for Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Space uses METHOD X to create parts for the lunar rover project, enabling the engineers to design, develop, and test autonomous systems and processes

Lockheed Martin is a global aerospace and defense company, with the mission to connect, protect and explore. The company focuses on next-generation and generation-after-next technologies. In alliance with General Motors, Lockheed Martin is developing a new fully-autonomous lunar rover that could be used for NASA’s Artemis program. This is a fitting team that pays homage to the original Apollo rover, which GM was also involved in its development.

Some elements of the rover’s autonomy system’s early design and development is done at Lockheed Martin’s state-of-the art R&D facility in Palo Alto, Calif., the Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which is well-equipped with a variety of cutting-edge technology, including a lab full of 3D printers. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin’s team of engineers.

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