Jan.10, 2012

MakerBot Industries just announced the MakerBot Replicator, a new and fully assembled desktop 3D printer that can print large and has ability to print objects in two different colors.

makerbot replicator

This new model, the Replicator, will print objects as large as 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 inches with the new MakerBot Stepstruder™ MK8. Comparing to 5 x 5 x 6 inches from Makerbot's earlier 3D printer version Thing-O-Matic the Replicator provides much more possibilities for your creation and much suitable for the mass market. The filling materials are ABS (what Lego blocks are made of) or PLA (biodegradable and made of corn).

The Replicator has two models: $1,749 for a model with a single extruder, and $1,999 for the dual extrusion option that you can print with two colors at the same time. The filling materials are same as Thing-O-Matic 3D printer: ABS (what Lego blocks are made of) or PLA (biodegradable and made of corn).

In the video below Bre Pettis, CEO and Co-founder of Makerbot Industries, introduces this newest generation of MakerBots - The Replicator. He will show off the Replicator at CES today.

(photo: Giant Hollow Two Color World printed on Makerbot Replicator; credit: Makerbot)

Along with the Replicator, MakerBot has just re-launched Thingiverse, a digital designs sharing site. There are quite a few improvement as below stated on Makerbot's website:

  • It's easier than ever to share your digital designs
  • A new front page giving top billing to the latest featured Thing
  • A new look and better organization for Thing pages and User profiles
  • Simplified Thing editing – it's all in one place
  • Improved search and navigation make it easier to find what you're looking for
  • On the backend, we've improved the architecture so everything works smoother.
  • Refined features for attribution and derivatives
  • A thing can now have multiple ancestors – bring on the mashups!
  • "I Made a Derivative" button makes it clearer what to do when you make a derivative of another Thing
  • Post those beautiful photos of your prints with the "I Made One!" button
  • The backend of the site has improved to make sharing easier.

Check out the new design and new features as well as who's making what on Thingiverse.

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Dr M. Patel wrote at 2/13/2012 12:15:29 PM:

We are going to publish this news in our bimonthly journal-PaperIndia. Dr M. Patel PaperIndia editor publicationone@inpaper.com

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