MakerBot, a leader in desktop 3D printers, announced that its MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers will be available in Amazon’s recently launched 3D Printer Store. Amazon is now an official reseller of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer and will start selling a limited number of the top-selling desktop 3D printer later this month. MakerBots will also still be available on MakerBot’s own website, www.MakerBot.com, and sold internationally through its partner distributors.
“We are excited to see Amazon embracing 3D printing and devoting an online store to the technology,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Being a part of Amazon takes 3D printing and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer to a whole new level, and reaches a much broader consumer market. We’re pretty excited about this opportunity.”
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is one of the more successful, affordable and accessible desktop 3D printers on the market. It is MakerBot’s fourth generation 3D printer and an easy and fast tool for making professional-quality models and prototypes. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer features a 100-micron layer resolution, and offers a 410 cubic inch build volume (11.2” L x 6.0” W x 6.1” H).
In addition to the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, MakerBot offers a full MakerBot 3D Printing Ecosystem that makes designing and printing in 3D even easier. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem includes MakerBot’s 3D printers, MakerWare software, MakerCare service, Thingiverse.com with more than 100,000 available digital designs, MakerBot Filament, the MakerBot Store, a 3D Photo Booth, and strategic partnerships with Autodesk, Adafruit, Nokia, OUYA, Amazon, and others. Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, even wrote the book on 3D printing with Getting Started with MakerBot (O’Reilly, $15.99).