Educational 3d printer

MakerBot Sketch

The all-in-one 3D printer solution built for education

Brought to you by the leader in 3D printing for education, MakerBot Sketch is the easiest to use and most reliable 3D printer for the classroom. Each MakerBot Sketch package comes with 2 Sketch 3D printers plus enough filament to start your 3D printing journey. It also includes online training modules for 3D printing classroom success, hundreds of curated 3D printing lesson plans, plus all tools and accessories needed.

  • Complete your classroom printing faster with two 3D printers

  • Make 3d printing more accessible to your students

  • Boost opportunities for student innovation

Student Innovation
Maximise Student Innovation
  • The access you need to print your students’ projects and keep innovation going strong.
  • Combine Hybrid Classroom Teaching with Hands on Learning.
  • Unlock students’ creative potential with accessible 3D printing merged with project-based learning.
Develop Professionally
Develop Professionally, Gain Confidence
  • Over 15 hours of student curriculum with Design Thinking and 3D Printing.
  • 3D printer training for both teachers and students.

  • 3D Printing-Integrated training for teachers

Printing Collaboration
3D Printing Collaboration from Anywhere
  • Free cloud-based software with MakerBot CloudPrint integrated with Google Classroom.
  • Design-to-Print integrations across familiar softwares like TinkerCad, Fusion 360 and Onshape.
Curriculum Barrier
Lower the Curriculum-Planning Barrier
  • Access 600+ lesson plans across various grade levels & subjects.
  • Join the largest 3D printing community of educators.
  • Curated lesson plans created by MakerBot Certified Educators.

Fast track your 3D Printing Success with the MakerBot Certification (TM) Program

Each MakerBot Sketch dual printer package comes with two teacher and ten student certification licenses for free.

With the MakerBot Certification ™ program you get access to a full set of interactive content, projects, quizzes and exams developed by MakerBot Certified Educators. With the MakerBot Certification program, you will become a 3D printing expert in no time.

This powerful online training program teaches both you and your students to use 3D printers effectively. This is a great way to certify your students real world problem solving through design thinking and 3D printing in the classroom.

Find out more about the MakerBot Certification Program and see what is included in our Certification Program Guide


    MakerBot Certification program for students CLICK HERE

    Hundreds of Classroom 3D Printing Lesson Plans with Thingiverse

    Thingiverse education provides over 600 free lesson plans that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective across a broad range of grade levels and subjects. It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practises, and remix or submit projects. Get inspired by the broad range of lesson plans and ideas at Thingiverse.

    3D Printing that is safe for you and your students

    The Sketch uses completely safe and non-toxic filament, which means it is safe to have in the classroom for you and your students.
    In addition the Sketch uses an enclosed print chamber, heated build plate and a particulate filter.

    Heated & Flexible Buildplate
    Heated and Flexible Buildplate

    Heated build plate for secure, successful printing and a flexible surface to make removing finished prints a breeze.

    Enclosed Chamber & Particulate Filter
    Enclosed Chamber and Particulate Filter

    Place your printers anywhere in the classroom without worrying about curious hands and print with peace of mind with a particulate filter installed in each printer.

    Touch Screen Controls
    Touch Screen Controls

    Allows you to start, montior and pause your student’s prints for easy 3D printing navigation.

    Full access to MakerBot CloudPrint

    The MakerBot Sketch also includes full access to MakerBot CloudPrint, our 3D printing file management software. Students can submit their designs easily and teachers can queue up their classrooms prints seamlessly. This cloud based tool also allows you to print to the Sketch remotely for greater accessibility.


    MakerBot Educators Guidebook

    The MakerBot Educators Guidebook is the definitive guide to 3D printing in the classroom. Developed with and for teachers, so that they could have tangible lessons in their classrooms. Download your free copy here

    Educators Guidebook


    What's Included Sketch

    A – 2 MakerBot SKETCH™ 3D Printers
    B – MakerBot Cloud™
    D – 6 MakerBot PLA Spools
    E – 4 Build Plates
    F – 2 Spatulas
    G – 2 Snips


    C – 2 Seats in MakerBot Certification™ for Educators
    C – 
    10 Seats in MakerBot Certification™ for Students

    Industry leading Australian Warranty and Support

    MakerBot 3D printers are backed by a full and comprehensive Warranty and support for Peace Of Mind. Our Australian based warranty centre and Technical support 3D Printing Experts are here to help. And you can upgrade to our swap out warranty (link to) for even greater peace of mind.



    Print Technology
    Fused Deposition Modeling

    Build Volume
    150mm x 150mm x 150mm
    [5.9in x 5.9in x 5.9in]

    Layer Resolution
    100-400 microns [0.0039 IN-0.0157 IN]
    Print mode tuned for 200 microns

    Material Diameter
    1.75 mm [0.069 in]

    Material Compatibility
    MakerBot Sketch PLA Material
    MakerBot Sketch Tough Material

    Extruder Compatibility
    MakerBot Sketch Extruder

    Nozzle Diameter
    0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

    Print File Type


    Ambient Operating Temperature
    15-30°C [59-86°F]

    Storage Temperature
    0-55°C [32-131°F]


    Product Dimensions
    433.4mm (H) x 423.1mm (W) x 365.0mm (D)
    [17in (H) x 16.6in (W) x 14.4in (D)]

    Shipping Box
    549mm (H) x 517mm (W) x 46mm (D)
    [21.625in (H) x 20.375in (W) X 18.25in (D)]

    Product Weight
    11.8 kg [26 lb]

    Shipping Weight
    17kg [37.5 lb]


    Build Surface
    Grip Surface

    Build Plate Leveling
    Heated with removable flexible build surface


    Fully enclosed
    Particulate Filter
    UL, CE, FCC
    IEC/ EN/ UL60950-1, IEC/ EN/UL 62368-1


    Software Bundle
    MakerBot Print Software

    Supported File Types
    MakerBot (.makerbot)
    STL (.stl)
    SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm)
    InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam)
    IGES (.iges, .igs)
    STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp)
    CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct)
    Wavefront Object (.obj)
    Unigraphics/NX (.prt)
    Solid Edge (.par, .asm)
    ProE/Creo (.prt, .prt., .asm, .asm.)
    VRML (.wrl)

    Operating Systems
    Windows (7, 10)
    Mac OS X (10.12+)
    NOTE: Does not support Mac Catalina

    CAD Plugins
    SolidWorks, Autodesk Fusion 360, Onshape, Autodesk Inventor


    Power Requirements
    100-240 V, 50-60 HZ


    USB, Ethernet, Wifi


    Camera resolution
    2 megapixels

    MakerBot Logo Horizontal White


    Enquiry 1300 118 308
    Service 1300 448 384

    Find Us

    HEAD OFFICE: 40 Koornang Rd, Scoresby
    Victoria Australia 3179

    3D Printers Australia : Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney