Apr 5, 2016

Desktop 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot today announced that it has sold more than 100,000 3D printers worldwide. MakerBot is also the first company in the 3D printing industry to reach this milestone.

Founded in 2009, MakerBot introduced its first 3D printer, the Cupcake CNC, in 2009. In 2010, MakerBot became the first company to present a 3D printer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). After being acquired by Stratasys in 2013, MakerBot introduced its Fifth Generation 3D Printers in 2014, which was the first Wi-Fi connected desktop 3D printers with a swappable Smart Extruder. According to the company, out of the 100,000 3D Printers MakerBot has sold over 40,000 are Wi-Fi connected.

“Being the first company to have sold 100,000 3D printers is a major milestone for MakerBot and the entire industry,” said Jonathan Jaglom, CEO at MakerBot. “MakerBot has made 3D printing more accessible and today is empowering businesses and educators to redefine what’s possible. What was once a product used only by makers and hobbyists has matured significantly and become an indispensible tool that is changing the way students learn and businesses innovate.”

To celebrate, MakerBot announced that it is reducing the MakerBot Replicator from $2,899 to $2,499 until June 15, 2016. The company is also launching a social media contest to encourage customers to share their own #MakerMilestones for a chance to win one of three MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers.

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

A panel of judges will select the best of the submitted stories from the 50 most popular posts across MakerBot’s social media platforms. The judges include Jonathan Jaglom, MakerBot CEO, Deanne Bell, Co-Host of CNBC’s Make Me A Millionaire Inventor and Founder and CEO of Future Engineers, Jason Frasca, Entrepreneurship Instructor at Montclair State University, and Tom and Tracy Hazzard, CEO and COO of Hazz Design. MakerBot will award three 3D printers with filament and MakerCare to the winners.



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Fardin Amin wrote at 4/11/2016 8:16:24 AM:

Nice job guys, its great to have a 3d printer that is desktop size. We also build 3d printers in our company

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