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MakerBot Opens Innovation Centers at Universities and Businesses

MakerBot has announced the opening of two Innovation Centers located at the State University of New York at New Paltz and College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, AR.

According to a company press release, these centers are filled with more than 30 MakerBot desktop 3D printers and scanners to help train the next generation of engineers, architects, industrial designers and artists.

Not only will these centers be available to university students, but also businesses that can use the technology for design, product development and rapid prototyping.

“Having a MakerBot Innovation Center in a place of business or in a university can change the whole dynamic of the new product iteration and innovation cycle,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “Class projects can be brought to life through 3D printing and scanning. Product prototypes can be created, refined and finalized at a much faster and affordable pace. Schools can train future innovators and be ahead of the curve when it comes to preparing students for the real world. We believe that having a MakerBot Innovation Center in a university or workplace is an incredible opportunity for those using it to unleash the power of innovation and change the world.”

For more information, visit MakerBot.

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