Printing technology has been improving with rapid speed and the latest invention of 3D printing has got easier too for everyone including teachers and students.
With the use of Chromebooks one can access all the 3 printers on the network by using apps and platforms. The latest in the line comes from the stable of MakerBot, which has launched My MakerBot to cram everything needed in just one in-browser tool.
In 2009 the company began with Cupcake CNC, but in 2013 a great change arrived in the form of its first Wi-Fi 3D printer after Stratasys acquired MakerBot.
Earlier in 2017 MakerBot said they are focusing on educational sector and the latest My MakerBot platform seems to a good part of the move.
With the latest My MakerBot platform users can first upload and prepare the files and thereafter print those while monitoring the progress from any location and from any device.
However, the MakerBot’s 3D printers are not cheap you need shed out about $6,500 for the Replicator Z18 model. It builds large industrial-grade products, prototypes and models.
The next is Replicator+ and it costs $2,500. It is designed for educators and professionals. The third known model is Replicator Mini+ and comes with a price tag of $1,300. It is highly compact and good solution to smaller 3D printing products.
My MakeBot platform is also learned to have teamed up with Autodesk and supports K-12 design software Tinkercard to enable students staying within the browser environment in creating designs in software of Autodesk before exporting to My MakerBot and printing thereafter on a networked 3D printer.
The company has come up with educational guide too and the tool is named as MakerBot Educators Guidebook. It has lesson plans based on different category including that of Cloud print.