MARKHAM, ON June 25, 2015 — Makerwiz, a pioneer in desktop 3D printing education, service and equipment distribution in the Greater Toronto Area, today announces its new partnerships with four major players in the digital fabrication industry: 3D Hubs, 3D Systems, Filabot and MakerBot.
Makerwiz is a leading provider of prosumer and consumer 3D printing and scanning technology and services in York Region, a region with over 1.1 million inhabitants immediately north of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Becoming an authorized dealer of quality products from 3D Systems and MakerBot will allow Makerwiz to help popularize 3D printers and 3D scanners in the GTA and make these products readily available to the STEM educational space in Ontario and across Canada. Partnering with 3D Hubs, Makerwiz is organizing regular 3D printing “meetups” and expanding its rapid prototyping service to assist more hobbyists, product designers and industrial engineers realize their project goals. As a dealer for Filabot, Makerwiz will distribute filament makers that recycle waste plastics into useable 3D printing filaments, thereby encouraging environmental stewardship through enabling green manufacturing processes.
3D Hubs is the world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers with over 18,000 locations in over 140 countries. The company is on a mission to make 3D printing accessible to everyone by unlocking the world’s idle 3D printers, facilitating transactions between 3D printer owners (Hubs) and people that want to make 3D prints. 3D Hubs empowers people to create a new type of product, which is personalized, on-demand and locally produced. Makerwiz is already an experienced “Hub” in the Toronto 3D Hubs community and will assume the responsibility of organizing monthly “meetups” on behalf of 3D Hubs going forward.
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated 3D scan-based design, freeform modeling and inspection tools and an integrated 3D planning and printing digital thread for personalized surgery and patient specific medical devices. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce functional parts and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future. Makerwiz will distribute the Cube (3rd Generation) 3D Printer, the CubePro 3D Printer, the CubePro Duo 3D Printer, the CubePro Trio 3D Printer and the ProJet 1200 3D Printer, as well as the Sense 3D Scanner, the iSense 3D Scanner, the Touch 3D Stylus, Cubify softwares (Invent, Design and Sculpt) and CubePro PLA and ABS Cartridges, and other 3D Systems 3D printing accessories.
Filabot is the world’s first manufacturer of desktop 3D filament makers. The company ships plastic recycling systems and recycled products to companies all around the world for different applications. The staff at Filabot wants to change how the world uses plastic by making plastic the solution to its own problem it creates. Their goal is to have Filabot be a one-stop shop for start-to-finish, environmentally friendly, 3D printing. Filabot already has a big presence in the 3D printing market but continues to grow rapidly as it expands the horizons in the industry. Makerwiz, currently the only Canadian distributor for Filabot, will provide the Filabot Wee Kit, the Filabot Wee, the Filabot Original, the Filabot Original EX2, and the Filabot Spooler to the Canadian market.
MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable. MakerBot now has one of the largest install bases and market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, with more than 80,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world and a robust MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that combines hardware, software, apps like MakerBot PrintShop and MakerBot Mobile, materials, training, support, consulting, retail stores, partnerships and Thingiverse, the world’s largest online community for 3D printing, in order to make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers are used by engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers to enhance education and transform the design process through Real-Time Prototyping. Makerwiz will distribute 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, as well as the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, MakerBot PLA and ABS Filaments, and other MakerBot 3D printing accessories.
“Our new partnerships with MakerBot, Filabot, 3D Systems and 3D Hubs provide enormous opportunities for us to further expand our expertise and service areas in 3D creative technologies. Having the world’s best players in digital fabrication behind us is crucial acknowledgement of our company’s strong potential in distributing high quality creative technology equipment and supplies to multiple market segments that will experience explosive growth over the next few years.” said Dr. Peter Lau, Maker-in-Chief at Makerwiz. “With substantial expertise in public contract tendering and e-commerce platforms, Makerwiz will initially focus on targeting the STEAM needs of school and library makerspaces, then move on to inspire and address the demands of individual families who yearn for boundless tools to develop their innate creativity.”
Makerwiz is a creative company dedicated to promoting the Maker Movement by fostering the knowledge and application of emerging creative technologies such as 3D printing, drone robotics and wearable electronics. The motto of Makerwiz is “Inspiring Boundless Creativity”. Founded in 2014, Makerwiz is an active organizer of the 3D Hubs community in Toronto. Headquartered in Markham (otherwise known as the “High Tech Capital of Canada”), the company is also heavily involved in the creation of two new public makerspaces in York Region. For more information, contact Makerwiz at 1-800-586-2949 or visit makerwiz.com.