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MakerBot Launched New 3D Printers for Schools and Professionals

United States: MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. has announced to launch a new 3D printing solution for professionals and educationist that helps engineers and designers to integrate 3D printing in the classroom to bring creativity in learning. In addition, the company offers a new platform that includes hardware, software, and materials for professionals and educationist.

The company introduced ‘MakerBot Replicator +’ and ‘Replicator Mini+’ which are pretty fast and has comparatively low noise in comparison to other 3D printers. The ‘MakerBot Replicator +’ is the company’s first professional grade 3D printer which has a 25% larger build volume, while these are 30% faster in printing and 27% quieter. In addition, the printer comes with Smart Extruder+’s head which help the users to review each individual layer or play an animated video preview to see the support material placement and validation.

‘MakerBot Print’ and the new ‘MakerBot Mobile app’ helps in monitoring and printing capabilities in supporting offices and classrooms. Individual users and small to large organizations now have the flexibility to control and monitor multiple 3D printers throughout the offices or schools, in different buildings, or even different parts of the world through live camera feeds and print status updates.

TechSci Research depicts that with increasing investment on research & development by the companies involved in manufacturing 3D printers coupled with increasing demand of low cost 3D printer in various end user industries majorly in education and small business. In addition, the growing adoption of 3D printers in education segment would help the company in increasing its market share in desktop 3D printer.

With increasing adoption of personal as well as industrial & metal 3D printers, growing investment on research & development by the companies involved in manufacturing 3D printers coupled with increasing government support is driving the demand of 3D printers across globe. United States, Germany, Netherland, Russia, etc. are the major countries using 3D printers for various applications including automotive, packaging, consumer electronics, etc.

According to the recent report published by TechSci Research, Global 3D Printers Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, global 3D printers market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 31% through 2020. Increasing adoption within manufacturing industries, decreasing average selling prices and government support are the key factors driving 3D printers market globally. Besides manufacturing industries, educational institutes, and research agencies such as NASA are also adopting 3D printers for various R&D activities.

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