The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015.
The Red Dot Award was created in 1954 to recognise products with the highest quality of design.
MakerBot believes in clean, consolidated product design that maximises user accessibility, and the sleek, high performance MakerBot Replicator represents the latest iteration of these goals. The fifth generation Replicator provides the easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print.
The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer was among the winners selected from nearly 5,000 entries by an international jury of the Red Dot Award.
"This 3D printer features an inspiring, open design. Its clean aesthetics blend perfectly into professional and educational environments, as well as the home," stated the Red Dot jury.
“To date, nobody has applied real design to 3D printers,” said MakerBot director of industrial design Mark Palmer.
“Many companies focus simply on the mechanical and electrical components, and neglect the design considerations that build an emotional connection with the printer and a seamless user experience. The MakerBot Replicator, with its design recognition, stands out from other printers as being more than just a collection of components.”
“We wanted to create a desktop 3D printer that was friendly, accessible and invites individuals, whether a 5th grader or a professional engineer, to engage and quickly turn an idea into a physical object,” said Yuri Salnikoff, Chief Marketing Officer of MakerBot.
“The MakerBot Replicator provides direct access in the work area and empowers educators, designer and engineers to unleash their creativity."