Tacoma, WA, September 8th, 2014 -- FabLab, the high-tech workshop and 3D design studio, has added MakerBot 3D Printers, Supplies, Support and Training to its list of capabilities and is now an authorized reseller of MakerBot 3D printers, 3D scanners, supplies, and training.
“We are very excited about the Fifth Generation products including the Replicator, the Mini, and the Replicator Z18. These new machines are built with the user in mind and are easier to set up and maintain than earlier models. The Z18 has a massive 12x12x18 inch build envelope.” comments Stephen Tibbitts, Managing Director.
For the past couple of years, FabLab has provided specialized training classes for educators and has provided technical support where necessary to keep machines working properly. FabLab is now in a position to sell and support the machines in addition to training and servicing.
Although FabLab works with inventors, engineers, architects, entrepreneurs and artists, a big focus is on education and making sure students in our local communities are exposed to additive manufacturing which is being touted as the “Next Industrial Revolution”. In order to reach the students, you first have to educate and support the educators.
CTE (Career Technical Education) and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) instructors from school districts around the Puget Sound region have tapped FabLab for 3D printing, training and support. Now FabLab Tacoma offers sales of both the machines and consumables.
Founded in May 2012, FabLab is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of highly creative people and a multitude of high quality machines, tools and software. FabLab offers meet-ups, classes, workshops and instruction for people of all ages and skill levels.
For information visit http://www.FabLabTacoma.com, email info@FabLabTacoma.com. You can follow FabLab on Twitter at "@FabLabTacoma." FabLab is also on Facebook as "FablabTacoma".