MakerBot Unveils New Replicator 3D Printer

We’ve got great news. Not only did MakerBot release two new printers on Wednesday, the Replicator 2 and the Replicator 2X, but CEO Bre Pettis thinks IEEE members are “basically the smartest people in the world.” The Replicator 2 has…

We’ve got great news. Not only did MakerBot release two new printers on Wednesday, the Replicator 2 and the Replicator 2X, but CEO Bre Pettis thinks IEEE members are “basically the smartest people in the world.”

The Replicator 2 has 100 micron layer resolution, a larger print area for objects up to 410 cubic inches, can print multiple objects simultaneously, and even arrives fully assembled. And don’t forget, MakerBot’s PLA smells good, Pettis says.

In addition, MakerBot released an updated software suite, MakerWare, and opened up a store in Manhattan, complete with printers, a giant marble run, and gumball machines filled with Maker-made toys.