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Makerbot Replicator 2

on September 28, 2012 8:00 am


3D printers are getting smaller, lighter, and cheaper.   Makerbot has just announced their Replicator 2 , their fourth generation “prosumer” printer.

Made from powder-coated steel and PVC and acrylic panels, the Replicator 2 is being touted as a “Desktop 3D Printer”.  It measures only 19.1 x 16.5 x 14.7 in  [49 x 42 x 38 cm] and weighs only 25.4 lbs  [11.5 kg]. That being said, it still has a 410 cubic inch build volume.

Available for pre-order, the Replicator 2 costs $2,199; additional 1kg spools of filament cost $50.

Comments

  1. 1
    Bill Henderson says:

    I read about this in Wired Magazine. I SO want one!

  2. 2
    thsu says:

    Of all the 3d printers on kickstarter, the Form 1 seems the most promising. It is the only affordable stereolithography 3d printer on the market (aka, a laser is used to harden liquid plastic).
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/formlabs/form-1-an-affordable-professional-3d-printer

  3. 3
    Julie says:

    I want one too even though I have no idea what I’d make with it ;)

  4. 4
    Janet Cloninger says:

    @Julie You could download the designs of the free universal connector kit and print them out so you could use LEGOs with Lincoln logs and Tinkertoys! http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/03/26/free-universal-construction-kit/

  5. 5
    Julie says:

    @Janet That would be perfect! :)

  6. 6
    Andrew says:

    I’ve been a Replicator 1 user for some time now, and love it :)

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