Check out MakerBot’s 4th generation 3D printer, called the Replicator 2. It’s not quite a commercial-ready 3D printer that’s being marketed to the average geek, but it still looks pretty awesome. The machine is actually aimed towards engineers and industrial designers who want a smaller, and so-called more ‘affordable’ way of printing professional quality 3D models. And with a resolution of 100 microns and 410 cubic inch build volume, it may be just that. Though perhaps the $2,199 price tag might be considered less-than ‘affordable’ to many.
It seems MakerBot is making every effort to continually improve their 3D printing technology: this printer is more durable, more compatible and even more sexy than its predecessors. It also uses PLA filaments to print, which supposedly is less sticky and prints with 32% less energy than previously used ABS plastic.
MakerBot claims to have “set the standards” for desktop 3D printing technology. What do you guys think?