asknet adds 3D printer to its range of hardware

makerbot_replicatorasknet’s business unit Academics, a pioneer of e-commerce solutions for higher education & research institutions, is to expand its portfolio with a partnership with c&H Ausbildungsmedien GmbH and will offer MakerBot’s 3D printers.

Besides expanding in the fields of architecture, design, art and engineering, 3D printers play a vital role in medicine by opening up new possibilities. At the moment, there are many enthusiastic and dedicated proponents who are exploring even more potential areas of use for 3D printing.

Asknet is to offer its customers, in addition to the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 desktop 3D printer, the DesignCAD 3D design software specifically tailored to 3D printing needs and access to the FabHelp 365 Private helpdesk portal for one year. Users can learn the basics of 3D printing and DesignCAD 3D PRINT (including Add ON) around the clock using the FabHelp.

And also each order comes with a 1-kg MakerBot® PLA filament, which is needed for printing. “We are thrilled that our longtime partner asknet AG is helping us to further open up 3D printing as a new business field in the research and education segment. A new branch is forming, especially in industry, which is in desperate need of qualified additive manufacturing − or 3D printing − experts,” says Werner Dolata, Managing Director c&H Ausbildungsmedien Distribution GmbH. “asknet AG now offers higher education institutions optimal solutions for incorporating 3D printing technologies in the education process.”