|[January 27, 2014]
Dell Adds MakerBot 3D Printing to Enable End-to-End 3D Digital Prototyping Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced it will offer MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and
scanners to create an end-to-end 3D design solution for small and
medium-sized businesses enabling fast and affordable prototyping. By
adding MakerBot 3D printers and
scanners to its existing portfolio of Dell
Precision workstations, engineers can design and test new product
concepts quickly; architects can create 3D prototypes during the design
phase; and start-ups can experiment with new product designs and
artistic models inexpensively.
3D printing has moved well beyond early adopters and hobbyists, and is
now being utilized regularly in business applications where substantial
cost and time-to-market benefits are gained, with IDC
predicting that the 3D printer market will see a compound annual revenue
growth rate of 29 percent from 2012 to 2017�. Small businesses are
finding that desktop 3D printing provides a cost-effective alternative
to enlisting off-site or overseas prototyping facilities to create molds
and designs, allowing for designers and engineers to design, build,
iterate and innovate more often, more affordably and at a faster rate.
"At Dell we strive to arm start-ups, designers and engineers with the
powerful, reliable and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed,"
said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Dell Precision workstations. "With
the addition of MakerBot's 3D printers and scanners to Dell's
workstation portfolio, our customers can now bring their innovative
prototypes to life much more quickly and affordably."
Dell will be showcasing its 3D design solutions, including Precision
workstations with AMD (News - Alert) FirePro W5000 workstation graphics optimized and
certified for SolidWorks� and the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D
Printer, in booth 501 at SolidWorks
World from January 26-29 in San Diego, CA (News - Alert).
and Dassault Syst�mes have worked closely together for years to
test, certify and optimize SolidWorks software on Dell workstations
enabling a stable and reliable platform to create, simulate, visualize
and collaborate on designs, speed up workflows and maximize
productivity. Dell will also demonstrate Dell
Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO), a tool that enables
customers to complete their projects in the fastest times possible by
automatically tuning and configuring Dell hardware for SolidWorks
software. Based on Dell testing and benchmarking, users can experience
up to 57 percent increase in application performance� with DPPO.
"Partnering with Dell is another step in building out the MakerBot 3D
Printing Ecosystem that makes 3D printing easy and accessible for
everyone," noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "Dell has done a great job
with supporting and enabling small businesses, and we are excited to
bring our 3D printing solutions to their customers to unlock their
Products and Availability
The following MakerBot 3D printing and scanning solutions, along with
MakerBot Filament, are expected to be available for purchase from Dell
via www.dell.com/3Dprinting on
Feb. 20 in the U.S. This distribution agreement provides exclusivity by
Dell; MakerBot Replicator 3D printers will be the only FDM technology
sold through Dell's small business channel in the United States.
MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer - sets the standard
in desktop 3D printing, allowing users to bring their projects to life
with professional-quality, 100-micron layer resolution and a
410-cubic-inch build volume priced at $2,199.
MakerBot® Replicator® 2X Experimental 3D Printer - a
full-featured desktop 3D printer designed for experts who want to
explore the frontiers of 3D printing. It features experimental dual
extrusion that is optimized for printing with MakerBot ABS Filament
and is available for $2,799.
MakerBot® Replicator® Mini Compact 3D Printer - an easy-to-use,
no-compromise compact 3D printer for everyone, from beginners to
professionals, offering fast and easy one-touch 3D printing will be
available in the spring at an anticipated price of $1,375.
MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer - fifth generation
MakerBot technology that provides outstanding speed, reliability,
quality, and connectivity for easy-to-use, reliable desktop 3D
printing. The MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer provides a large build
volume and fast print times to accelerate rapid prototyping and model
making. Available for pre-orders now and priced at $2,899.
MakerBot® Replicator® Z18 3D Printer - offers massive build
volume and the best price to performance ratio in its category;
available in the spring of 2014 for an anticipated price of $6,499.
MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner - the fast and easy way
for anyone to create 3D models to modify, improve, share, and 3D
print. The scanner is optimized for use with MakerBot Replicator
Desktop 3D Printers and MakerBot Thingiverse and is available at the
price of $949.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and
services that give them the power to do more. For more information,
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is leading the
Next Industrial Revolution (News - Alert) by setting the standards in reliable and
affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the
largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and
industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects,
designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives
accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: Thingiverse.com,
the MakerBot Digitizer
Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot
Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare
software, MakerCare, the MakerBot
retail stores, and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands.
MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular
Mechanics' "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer, Time
Magazine's "Best Inventions of 2012," Popular Mechanics'
"Editor's Choice Award," Popular Science's "Product of the Year," Fast
Company's "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in
Consumer Electronics," and many more. Join the Next Industrial
Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
Dell and Dell Precision are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims
any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
� IDC (News - Alert) Special Study, Worldwide 3D Printer 2012-2017 Forecast and
Vendor Share, doc #244304, December 2013
� AMD FirePro W5000 is thoroughly tested and certified by Dassault
Syst�mes for performance and stability with SolidWorks 2013 and 2012.
� Based on system graphics composite score from testing at Dell labs
December 2012 using a Dell Precision M6700 with Nvidia Quadro® K3000M
comparing factory-installed default settings against DPPO optimized
settings running Dassault Syst�mes SolidWorks Performance Test. Actual
performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing
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