3D Printer "Replicator 2" which can easily perform stereoscopic printing from CAD files

A racing car outputted by a 3D printer records 140 km / hAlthough there is an impression that 3D printers are rapidly evolving, such as doing, "It is a 3D printer that can be used easily even at home"MakerBotHas started selling desktop 3D printer "Replicator 2".

MakerBot Replicator ™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer

The following movie explains what Replicator 2 is like.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer - Announcement - YouTube

MarketBot CEO, Bre Pettis appeared.

The box-shaped gadget on which he is holding hands is Replicator 2

There is only the name "Desktop 3D Printer" to be mentioned, the size is about 49 cm × 32 cm × 38 cm.

You can make this kind of thing

Actually 3D shaping ......

Like this.

The upper limit of size that can be modeled is 28.5 cm × 15.3 cm × 15.5 cm

You can also make houses like this.

Shaping ......

Various types of buildings completed

Star engine made by 3D printing

The print source data looks like this

The superiority of this 3D printer can be moved by Windows-based software, 3D printing can be done as if reading CAD data and printing a photo as if it were just printing. The entry model is $ 2199 (about 170,000 yen), the high-end model is $ 2799 (about 219,000 yen). When it comes to high-end model, dual head loading makes more elaborate modeling possible.

Although there are major manufacturers such as Epson, Canon, and Hewlett-Packard as "Printers", they have not yet advanced to 3D printers, so now for opportunities for medium and small manufacturers and ventures. Even MakerBot is starting to run as a leader in the industry now. Mr. Pettis also expects that in the next few years Wal-Mart and Costco will be able to buy one for $ 99 (about 8000 yen) cheap 3D printer sold and anyone can buy it.

in Hardware,   Video, Posted by logc_nt