The holidays came early this year with the arrival of our brand new Makerbot Industries Replicator 2!
Unlike many of the other 3D printers geared at the hobbyist community, the Replicator 2 requires very little tinkering, adjusting, and tweaking to get high quality prints. Here it is, hard at work printing a stretchlet:
Here's that stretchlet, along with a length of chain, nut&bolt, and comb that were all printed as test pieces on the day the machine arrived.
Access to the Replicator 2 will be free to Pro members provided they have completed the required 30 minute training course. For Non-Pro members there will soon be a workshop posted to our Eventbrite listing. There will be some PLA (the type of material it uses to print objects) available at MakeIt for trying out this amazing new technology. If you have large projects or anticipate doing a lot of printing, you will need to supply your own PLA. If you'd like to learn how to create your own 3D designs, there is a 3D Design With Sketchupworkshop scheduled for December 15th.
Please see the wiki for more information on this printer.
Stop by for our open house on Monday and check out the new 3D printer!