January 9, 2013

MakerBot Introduces New And Improved Replicator 3D Printer

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Red Orbit reviews reviews The MakerBot Replicator 2X, a new version of the Replicator 2, MakerBot newest desktop 3D printer unveiled at CES 2013.

quotemarksright.jpgWhile the previous version of the Replicator 2 3D printer was capable of creating small figures measuring 410 cubic inches high, the new and improved Replicator can produce items about the size of a loaf of bread.

...The MakerBot Replicator 2X has the ability to make large, ABS prints more reliably than the original replicator, explains Pettis in his introductory YouTube video.

This new printer is aimed at those who want to push the boundaries of 3D printing, allowing for multicolor and even multi-material prints.

To help drive this new printer, MakerBot is also releasing MakerWare 1.1 software and firmware updates for existing printers and the new Replicator 2X. With this new software, users can drag the 3D models directly to the printer, as well as see their print in the colors they intend to use for the 3D object.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read more. Watch video announcement.

emily | 4:07 PM | 3D printers
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