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.
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