26 Sep '12, 2pm

Next-Gen 3D Printer Targets Professionals via @designnews #hamradio

MakerBot, one of the pioneers in bringing low-cost, more accessible 3D printing to the masses, just launched its next-generation 3D printer platform, complete with a range of capabilities that make it even more interesting to professional engineers. The MakerBot Replicator 2 , and its turbocharged counterpart, The Replicator 2X , feature 100-micron layer resolution (0.10mm) and a bigger build volume of 410 cubic inches (11.2-inches-long x 6-inches-wide x 6.1-inches-high), extending the size and complexity of models that can be produced by the printers. The new 3D printer models aren't targeting the home enthusiast specifically, but rather are being aimed at engineers, researchers, creative professionals, or anyone else who loves to make things, according to company officials. With its 100-micro layer resolution, the MakerBot Replicator 2 aims to set a new standard in profe...

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