Marker bot has unveiled their latest 3D printer at CES 2013 this week, which has been created by building on the technology incorporated into their MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer unveiled back in September 2012.
The latest in the 3D printer range aptly named the MakerBot Replicator 2X is now fitted with dual colour printing heads and is capable of printing at 100-micron resolutions. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer has been designed for higher-end applications and can be controlled by MakerBot’s new announced MakerWare 1.1 software and Makerbot Firmware 7.0 updates. However Makerbot has not yet mentioned whether their new MakerBot Replicator 2X will be open source.
“The MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer is a full-featured desktop 3D printer for daredevils and experimenters to explore the frontiers of 3D printing. Equipped with two extruders and optimized for the traditional thermoplastic ABS filament, the MakerBot Replicator 2X is prepared for future developments in 3D printing. Warning: patience, know-how, and a sense of adventure required. Watch this time lapse of the MakerBot Replicator 2X building a black and red traffic cone!”
The MakerBot Replicator 2X is now available to pre-order for $2,799 and shipping will commence on January 11th 2013.
Source: WiredFiled Under: Design News, Technology News, Top News