Some highly rated 3D-printing companies include Makerbot Industries and Shapeways, Inc., which primarily focus on use by individual consumers and small businesses. Other highly rated 3D-printing companies focus on industrial use and include Objet Geometries, Z Corporation, Stratasys and 3DSystems.
Makerbot Industries primarily focuses on home 3D-printing services and sells its printers at retailers across the U.S. This makes it easy to see the 3D printer in action before buying it. Many users give Shapeways a higher rating than Makerbot since the user interface is effortless and it can make more objects.
The type of 3D printing services offered makes business-to-business companies such as Objet Geometries highly rated. For example, Objet Geometries offers rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Z Corporation makes 3D high-definition printers and 3D scanners.