In January, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers it will release in 2014.
As reported by ZDNet, the MakerBot Replicator Mini printer, “will allow users to print small 3D objects in a few steps.” Users of the Mini will be able to create or “modify a digital 3D model using MakerBot PrintShop, a free tablet app, and send it wirelessly to the Replicator Mini printer to be built.” The Mini is able to print objects just under five inches high. It will ship in the spring for $1,375.
“The Replicator Mini prints objects using 200 micron layers, double the thickness of layers produced by the larger $2,899 MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D printer.” An updated version of that desktop model was also announced at CES.
On top of these announcements, MakerBot also revealed its largest printer to date. The Z18 can build objects 12 X 12 X 18-inches in size. MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis demonstrated its capabilities by showing “a full sized Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet that had been printed inside the machine.” The Z18 will also be released in the spring, for the retail price of $6,499.
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