MakerBot Cloud’s Integration with Google for Education Further Streamlines 3D Printing for Teachers and Students
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 23, 2020 — MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), joins the Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative to deliver an even more powerful 3D printing experience for teachers and students.
The MakerBot Cloud™ platform, MakerBot’s print preparation and management solution, is now integrated with Google for Education to provide educators and students with an easy 3D printing workflow. One of the key challenges that teachers face when using 3D printers as a learning tool is how to best manage student submissions and print files. MakerBot Cloud enables educators to easily share, approve, queue, and print directly to MakerBot 3D printers. Whether they’re at home or in the classroom, teachers can access their students’ print submissions through MakerBot Cloud.
The MakerBot Cloud integration with Google For Education provides teachers with familiar tools as they get started with 3D printing with their students. Through the integration, educators and students can easily connect to MakerBot Cloud by using their Google credentials to log in with one click.
Educators can share their printer queue directly to Google Classroom, and students can submit their 3D print projects to MakerBot Cloud to be approved by their teachers for printing. Teachers can also save and organize their students’ design files to Google Drive.
“As a Google for Education partner, we are making it easier for teachers and students to join the MakerBot ecosystem and utilize the tools and resources we have available,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “We remain committed to supporting 3D printing education and will continue to develop solutions that will advance the possibilities of learning and innovation.”
As schools shift to adapt to a changing environment, the ability to collaborate with diverse learning environments is more important than ever. MakerBot Cloud allows users from anywhere in the world to access their 3D printers at any time.
For more information, visit makerbot.com/education.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. The company helps create the innovators of today and the businesses and learning institutions of the future. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for 3D printing for reliability, accessibility, precision, and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world.
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