MakerBot Industries


In January 2012 Makerbot Industries introduced the Replicator. The engineering team led by Charles Pax created an improved 3D printer with more than double the build envelope of the Thing-o-Matic (225 mm × 145 mm × 150 mm or 8.9 in × 5.7 in × 5.9 in). Other features include a dual extruder allowing two-color builds, and upgraded electronics that include an LCD display and a control pad for direct user interaction without the need for a PC. The replicator is only sold pre-assembled, and Makerbot Industries has no intention, at this time, to release an unassembled DIY version.

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