MakerBot Industries will introduce its second generation 3D printer, the Replicator, with MakerBot Dualstrusion and a bigger footprint when the CES show floor opens tomorrow morning.
The MakerBot Replicator is a compact personal 3D printer that’s roughly the size of a loaf of bread (good luck replicating it) that comes in two models: the single extruder (single color) and the dual extruder (dual color).
And while MakerBot makes the bold statement that its new printer “creates anything you imagine,” try to contain your excitement when I tell you that the Replicator with its new MakerBot Stepstruder MK8 can turn raw feedstock such as ABS or PLA into the object of your desire.
The MakerBot Replicator is shipped ready to print but with a starting price of $1749, it’s hard to fathom it being delivered any other way. MakerBot has begun taking preorders for the Replicator and I can’t help but imagine that Thing 1 and Thing 2 are sitting in some workshop in Brooklyn as I type pre assembling hundreds of 3D printers.
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