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MakerBot SKETCH

The SKETCH platform supplies you with what you need to integrate 3D printing into the new school year successfully — whether that’s back in the classroom or teaching from home.

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The Makerbot SKETCH platform supplies you with what you need to integrate 3D printing into the new school year successfully — whether that’s back in the classroom or teaching from home.

Why Use Maketbot Sketch?

Heated and Flexible Buildplate

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

Touch Screen Controls

Start, monitor and pause your students' prints with an intuitive interface, designed for easy 3D printing navigation.

Enclosed Chamber and Particulate Filter

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

Printing Materials

  • MakerBot Sketch PLA Material
  • MakerBot Sketch Tough Material
MakerBot SKETCH

MakerBot SKETCH Features

  • System Size

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

  • System Weight

    11.8 kg [26 lb]5

  • Material Diameter

    1.75 mm [0.069 in]

  • Build Surface

    Heated with removable flexible build surface

  • Build Envelope (XYZ)

    150mm x 150mm x 150mm [5.9in x 5.9in x 5.9in]

Full Specifications
System Size

433.4mm (H) x 423.1mm (W) x 365.0mm (D)

[17in (H) x 16.6in (W) x 14.4in (D)]

System Weight

11.8 kg [26 lb]

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 Compatibility

MakerBot Sketch PLA Material

MakerBot Sketch Tough Material

Extruder Compatibility

MakerBot Sketch Extruder

Nozzle Diameter

0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Build Surface

Grip Surface

Ambient Operating Temperature

15­-30°C [59-86°F]

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

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Whether It’s Back In The Classroom, Fully Remote Or Going Hybrid — We’ve Got The Ideal Setup For You

MakerBot Certification™

ISTE-CERTIFIED 3D PRINTER TRAINING FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

With over 15 hours of student curriculum accessible online, our Certification program gives your students the tools to build and strengthen their design thinking skills with 3D printing. Get access to a full set of interactive content, projects, quizzes and exams developed by MakerBot Certified Educators.

MakerBot CloudPrint™

MANAGE YOUR CLASSROOM’S PRINTING LIKE A BOSS

Bringing you MakerBot CloudPrint – an entirely new way for teachers and students to collaborate and share access to MakerBot 3D printers – even when learning remotely. All of the benefits of our easy to use MakerBot Print software made available online.

600+ Certified Lesson Plans

ACCESS HUNDREDS OF LESSON PLANS FROM EDUCATORS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Get access to community-driven lesson plans reviewed & approved by MakerBot Education. Find lesson plans designed for grade levels and subjects applicable to your classroom and curriculum.

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