MakerBot has signed an agreement with D&H Distributing as a distributor of MakerBot 3D printers and scanners in the U.S. D&H specialises in important vertical markets for 3D printing, such as education, medical and healthcare, government and manufacturing.
MakerBot’s printing and scanning solutions will be incorporated into D&H’s comprehensive K-12 education offering, which includes a resource page plus educational sessions through avenues like its Solutions Lab Training Center. Both MakerBot and D&H concur that K-12 and higher education are areas that are expected to help drive the continued adoption of 3D printing, as 3D printing is a new and compelling technology platform that bridges the gap between the digital and the physical world.
“We’re excited to partner with D&H to help expand the availability of MakerBot 3D printers and scanners in areas such as education, medical and healthcare, which we at MakerBot see as crucial for the growth of the 3D printing market,” noted Mark Schulze, general manager of the Americas and Emerging Markets for MakerBot. “We’re especially thrilled about D&H’s strength in the education vertical. Just as it was for computers in the 1980s, we see educational use of 3D printers as an important catalyst for the broader adoption of the technology. D&H also reaches the top 100 consumer electronics and IT resellers in the United States, which we think will help us expand our sales channels across the U.S. to reach designers, educators and engineers.”
D&H will distribute MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, which include the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. In addition, D&H will offer the MakerBot Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner, MakerBot PLA and ABS Filaments, and other MakerBot 3D printing accessories.