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Makers Empire 3D modelling software
The world's easiest to use 3D modelling software. Designed for K-8 students. Works on all computers and devices.
App updates and software support
We regularly release app updates. Have a problem? Check out detailed FAQS in our Knowledgebase or use our Live Chat to speak to our tech team.
Can download 3D designs
Designs can be downloaded as .STL files for 3D printing
Professional development and training
Our professional learning team are experts at helping teachers integrate 3D printing and design into the classroom as an authentic learning tool.
Makers Empire offers a helpful road map to introducing and implementing 3D printing and design at your school.
Ongoing software support
Ongoing support from our expert tech team ensures any issues are resolved efficiently.
Over 130 curriculum-aligned lesson plans
Aligned to the American and Australian curricula. Created by experienced classroom teachers. Browse lesson plans by subject, grade and collection.
Easily manage student accounts, view and download designs for 3D printing, leave feedback for students, and learn how to make the most of your Makers Empire experience.
Analytics help you monitor your students' progress and engagement.
Portable, reliable, durable, cost effective and easy to use. Safe for schools - comes with air filter and fully enclosed.
Premium PLA filament
Premium PLA filament derived from corn starch
Our comprehensive training guides and videos make setting up simple while our expert support team is always available to help you troubleshoot issues.
Ongoing hardware support
If you run into an issue with your 3D printer you'll be glad to know that Makers Empire offers ongoing support on all 3D printers purchased from Makers Empire. Our expert tech team will help you troubleshoot your issue in a timely way so that you can get back to teaching as soon as possible.
Makers Empire 3D Starter Package$3,499 (save $500!)
"This has been a wonderful new way to teach and motivate my students. They are so eager and excited to learn in this new way!... I do find this program to be helpful in developing my students interest in STEM subjects. They are beginning to see real-life implications to what they learning to do in class and how they could develop prototypes of objects that they could develop and then produce to sell... At first, I preferred Tinkercad because I knew this software better. However, now that I have had some time to work with Makers Empire it is so much better. It does a much better job of showing you how to build and create. The challenges help tremendously!...The overall enthusiasm towards school and learning has increased tremendously. Students who are typically reluctant learners have come to life. One student was chronically absent and has now improved his attendance. He asks me each morning if he can get on the computer!"
Robin McGinnis, Teacher, North Elementary School
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
"I have worked with several design software but Makers Empire is the easiest to use... One of the best things students learned is that it is okay to not get the "right" answer the first time, or second time. Students know that "failing" is part of the design process and problem solving. Students have expanded their problem solving skills to think more outside of the box... Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs due to financial issues and materials available. Now each student is able to have an account for their designs and can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after school STEM club has gained interested to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers."
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher, Chesnee Elementary School
South Carolina, USA
“The software has lesson plans based on many state standards with many modules to choose from. Maker’s Empire can be used to teach science, math and even art, K-12. The 3D-printing course was not as challenging as the grade level I was given — first graders!... However, their enthusiasm and absolute thirst for knowledge is awesome to see. They blaze through the challenging 3D lesson plans… Seeing the students faces when the IT team at BPY brings the 3D prints to the classroom is just something I can’t describe. The best part is while walking in the hallway with the huge iPad cart, some eighth graders ask who made that. I point to the first graders, who grin ear to ear.”
Shneur Garb, Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva Day School
New Jersey, USA
"This was the best PD that I have been involved in for ages... This whole project has been inspiring for teachers and students in empowering students to become change makers. Our students were so engaged and excited about solving a real world problem... The fact that they could see they could help someone through their own design, meant their learning was authentic and valued."
Bianca Laister, Deputy Principal, Birdwood Primary School
Birdwood, South Australia
"Makers Empire is friendly towards all ability groups and help engage students who are less motivated to be working in the classroom. It gives students the opportunity to be creative and learn by trial and error in a digital format. On paper some students get disheartened when drawing designs and have to erase mistakes and makes their work look messy. Using this program it is simple to remove mistakes. I think this has been a fantastic tool to have in the classroom. I have many teacher friends and have actually shown them the program and they are all very impressed."
Aaron Vigor, Teacher, Yankalilla Area School
Yankalilla, South Australia
"...our staff were genuinely impressed... The Makers Empire 3D printing iPad app exceeded our expectations. The design and creative elements of this software have been carefully designed to engage children while opening up numerous educational opportunities and learning experiences. We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum. A great way to expose our students to this rapidly emerging technology that will have a significant impact on their lives."
Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning, St Stephen’s School