UltiMaker, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, launches the new MakerBot SKETCH Large 3D Printer, the latest addition to the popular MakerBot SKETCH platform [in case you missed recent merger news, Ultimaker and Makerbot merged earlier this year]. The SKETCH platform is one of the most comprehensive 3D printing solutions for education, expanding students’ access to 3D printing, empowering them to bring their ideas to life, and preparing educators to succeed in class.
With more 3D printing power than standard SKETCH and just as easy to use, SKETCH Large allows teachers and students to explore 3D printing on a larger scale, allowing students to further develop their ideas with designs. bigger and bolder. With the ability to fit up to 10 student projects on one build plate, SKETCH Large allows teachers to optimize print times and focus on their priorities. The SKETCH Large makes 3D printing large projects or multiple projects smoother and easier than before.
UltiMaker offers a comprehensive educational ecosystem for educators and students, giving them access to a wide range of resources designed to enhance classroom learning. This includes hundreds of pre-designed and proven projects and lesson plans for all levels, in-depth training through MakerBot Certification™ programs, MakerBot CloudPrint™ that can be connected to Google Classroom, and access to a growing knowledge base on one of the largest 3D printing teacher communities on Thingiverse®.
The SKETCH Large is available as a single-unit solution or as a two-unit classroom package to accommodate more students. Each MakerBot SKETCH Large features a fully enclosed chamber, particulate filter, heated and flexible build plate, touchscreen capabilities, onboard camera, material sensors, and Wi-Fi and USB capabilities. SKETCH Large comes with three spools of easy-to-print MakerBot PLA, training on ISTE-certified 3D printers, program creation, and design thinking lessons. One teacher license and fifteen student licenses for MakerBot Certification training programs for teachers and students, which includes a comprehensive curriculum for teachers and interactive design thinking lessons for students.
“Supporting 3D printing and STEAM education continues to be one of our core principles. We believe that making 3D printing more accessible will allow students to take their creativity to the next level. With the new SKETCH Large, teachers and students can amplify their ideas and designs, unhindered by the limitations of a printer,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO of UltiMaker. “But 3D printing is more than just a printer, which is why we are continually improving our education ecosystem, one of the most comprehensive and established 3D printing solutions on the market for educators. Our goal is to give educators and students the tools and resources they need to unleash their creativity and unlock learning opportunities.
The MakerBot SKETCH Large has been extensively tested for system reliability, subsystems, and print quality testing. With SKETCH Large’s closed chamber, heated build plate, built-in particle filter, and material sensors, teachers can print large projects with peace of mind.