MakerBot Replicator new 3D printer

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8 Responses to “MakerBot Replicator new 3D printer”

  1. Rock on Bre, Adam, and Zach!

  2. I might splurge on this. 

  3. Nathaniel says:

    I wonder if you can get/make conductive feedstock… if so the “dualstrusion” feature opens up rather a lot of possibilities.

    • Nathaniel says:

      Though having said that, it would be really hard to make reliable connections to it, and the conductive plastic would have quite a lot of electrical resistance, so it wouldn’t be quite like having a 3D printed circuit board. Oh well, it was a nice thought while it lasted :)

  4. chellberty says:

    Anybody know How the resolution and speed compare to the Ultimaker?
    http://blog.ultimaker.com/

    • GTMoogle says:

      Argh.  Logging in swallowed my long-winded post.

      TLDrewrite:
      Ultimaker’s extruder uses a flexible shaft drive, which is springier and harder to reverse, but that might be compensated for in software.  So quality might be as good, but may take more tweaking.  Just a guess.   But it’s lighter and will be faster for that.

      Many people base their purchase off of shipping cost.  Ultimaker will be cheaper in europe, Makerbot in the US.

  5. mhsenkow says:

    Damn you makerbot! i love you and hate you so at the same time, I’ve still never gotten my first one working 100% and now you come out with a new one….

  6. Kelly Cheatle says:

    I have to admit- I really enjoyed building our makerbot- it gave us an intimate knowledge of how it worked, and removed the fear of breaking it if we ever have to get back inside it to repair/tweak something.

    That being said- still wrestling with calibrating the dang thing so having it come all put together is a bit of a bonus ;-).

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