If your organization needs a MakerBot, or a bunch of them, but it doesn’t have the money up front, the company now has a financing partnership connected to its sales team. In fact, you can access the financing directly through the company’s website, according to a new blog post.
MakerBot is teaming up with two different companies to cover the lending for them, Affirm and Leaf. The former is for consumers: so if you think it’s time you and your kids started learning 3D printing but you don’ t have the cash on hand, that’s your choice. For businesses that need to set up a more complex arrangement, they can go through Leaf, which can even make payment plans based on your company’s income calendar.
Both products have a variety of levels of flexiblity built in. For businesses, Leaf can help finance other products, such as training and filament.
As more and more hardware startups get going in Brooklyn and prototype using 3D printers, the more ways entrepreneurs can get access to this technology the better.