MakerBot SKETCH 3D Printers for the Classroom


With years of development and research MakerBot has created the most reliable classroom 3D printing setup. The streamlined workflow of the Sketch maximizes both student and educator success, having these benefits:

  • Dual printers allow you to complete your classroom printing faster, make 3D printing more accessible to your students
  • MakerBot Cloud, a cloud-based, 3D printing file management software will allow students to submit their designs without issue, and teachers to queue up their classroom prints with ease
  • Lower the curriculum-planning barrier and give your students access  to over 600+ lesson plans across various grade levels & subjects
  • Options galore:
    • Available in single and twin machine bundles with everything needed to get started
    • Available in Sketch original (5.9in x 5.9in x 5.9in) and new Sketch large (8.66in x 7.87in x 9.84in)


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Maximize Student Access

  • Multiple printers that boost student growth and exposure
  • Increased classroom engagement without slowing down the learning process
  • The most reliable classroom 3D Printing platform
  • NIOSH-tested classroom-safe materials

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

Develop Professionally, Gain Confidence

  • ISTE-certified 3D printer training for both teachers and students
  • 3D Printing-Integrated Curriculum training for teachers with applicable PD credit
  • Real World Problem Solving training through Design Thinking and 3D Printing

Seamless Classroom Management

  • MakerBot Cloud™: Manage students’ projects with a cloud-based print queue
  • Print directly from TinkerCAD™
  • Industry leading support

Technical Specs


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
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


GrabCAD Print software simplifies the entire 3D printing process with an intuitive CAD-like application anyone on your team can use. Features like detailed reporting and remote monitoring help you easily manage your print jobs from outside the office. Combined with the ability to seamlessly share projects between users, it all adds up to a more streamlined, efficient workflow.



  • PC with internet access


  • Consumables bundle
  • Makercare Support Plan
Instructor Training


  • GrabCAD Print (2-4 hrs)
  • Printer Set-up and Operations (~1 hrs)


  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (6 hrs)
Curriculum Resources
  • MAKERBOT Educators Guidebook for 3D Printing
  • MAKERBOT Certification™ Program for Educators
  • MAKERBOT Certification™ Program for Students
  • Thingiverse
  • Printlab

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AET Labs is an advisor and value-added reseller inspired to bring real-world industry experience to education with end-to-end technology lab solutions. We are application specialists, service technicians and knowledgeable consultants who combine experience, curated product lines, and the ability to implement with professionalism and forward thinking. As a partner to New England education visionaries since 2005, we value educating future generations.

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