Joining Stratasys on its largest ever tradeshow booth, desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot, is set to showcase the entire MakerBot 3D Ecosystem at the inaugural formnext powered by TCT Show 2015 in Frankfurt.
MakerBot will be exhibit a comprehensive range of products including hardware, materials, software, accessories, services, and content that integrate seamlessly with each other to make 3D printing more accessible for everyone. MakerBot will exhibit alongside fellow Stratasys subsidiary, Solidscape in a one-stop shop for 3D printing.
"We are excited to join Stratasys and Solidscape at this year's formnext powered by TCT Show,” Andreas Langfeld, General Manager with MakerBot Europe, commented. “This collaboration will allow us to showcase a wide variety of additive manufacturing solutions, ranging from the portable MakerBot Replicator Mini to the industrial Stratasys Objet1000 Plus. Booth visitors will be able to see first hand how combining MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers with industrial Stratasys 3D Printers can help them accelerate their innovation process. The Stratasys booth will also feature a MakerBot Innovation Center, a custom solution for organizations that want to embrace 3D printing at a larger scale.”
The MakerBot Innovation Center is MakerBot’s big education initiative and the next step in intelligently scaling up 3D printing and integrating it into design processes. Aimed at educational institutions and businesses, the Innovation Centre is a large-scale installation of MakerBot 3D printers that are connected through the MakerBot Innovation Center Management Platform. This software gives the operator control over a large number of 3D printers to manage print requests and minimise downtime.
Langfeld added: "In order to make 3D printing an essential tool for future generations, we need to introduce students to 3D printing today. Desktop 3D printing allows students to bring their ideas to life in a way that's high-fidelity, affordable, and fast. With 3D design software getting simpler, students can close the gap between ideas in their heads and real objects in their hands with less friction than ever before. 3D printing can help teach many of the 21st century skills that employers are looking for, such as STEAM literacy, collaboration, problem-solving, and applying knowledge to the real world."
MakerBot will also display a variety of resources that help educators introduce 3D printing in the classroom, including free handbook, ‘MakerBot in the Classroom’.
formnext powered by TCT will take place on 17th-20th November in Hall 3 of the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Visitors can see MakerBot on booth G40. Register here to attend.