MakerBot Joins Google for Education Integrated Solutions to Ease 3D Printing Workflow

3D Print during the Lockdown

MakerBot Cloud’s Integration with Google for Education Further Streamlines 3D Printing for Teachers and Students

3D Print during the Lockdown
Above: Educational models to teach kids/Image Credit: Thingiverse/MakerBot. Note: Image used for representation purpose only

MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys, announced that it has joined the Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative to deliver an even more powerful 3D printing experience for teachers and students.

MakerBot will integrate The MakerBot Cloud™ platform – MakerBot’s print preparation and management solution 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.

By integrating MakerBot Cloud with Google, MakerBot will enable 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.

Speaking about how the integration will ease 3D printing workflow for teachers and students, Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot said, “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. 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.

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