3D Printing for the Blind & Visually Impaired

3D  Tactile Graphics is a division of American Thermoform Corporation, who is pioneering the movement of marketing and providing 3D printers, supplies and expertise to the blind and visually impaired. ATC has taken the leading 3D printers and combined them with their own proprietary Braille font set, to give the visually impaired the ability to create and learn from 3D tactile objects – which can now include Braille.  With this technology, any tool, game or gadget can be created for, and used by the blind and visually impaired. Go out and print your world!


MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen 3D Printer

MakerBot Replicator Printer combined with our Braille font set can help you create virtually any object in 3D then customize it with your own Braille printing.


MakerBot Mini 3D Printer

Unleash creativity with an educational, entertaining, and useful 3D printer. One touch 3D printing!


MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

Massive build volume and the best price to performance ratio in the extra-large, professional 3D printer category


MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

Quickly turn the things in your world into 3D models that you can modify, improve, share, and 3D print.

MakerBot Filaments

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3D Tactile Graphics

3D printing is opening up a whole new world for consumers, educators, parents and just about anyone to print a vast array of objects. This is a significant benefit for the blind and visually impaired.

In a short time, an individual can affordably create, duplicate, customize and print virtually any item, from the comfort of his or her home, classroom or office.  The emergence of 3D printing will enable millions of visually impaired adults and children to interact in the world like never before. A 3D printer, combined with the 3D Tactile Graphics Braille font, allows consumers to easily and affordably print any object they can dream up with the additional benefit of incorporating Braille font into the design.

3DTG’s mission is to enhance the educational experience and classroom capabilities for blind and visually impaired students, and to equally expand in-home printing options for the entire Blind & VI community. Through 3D printing, there are endless possibilities for increasing educational opportunities and enriching the every day lives of the visually impaired.