Makerbot 3D Printer Creates Waves After Being Shown ON CBS

July 6th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
makerboxhpgJuly 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are various types of printers in the market but it is quite uncommon to come across 3D printers that can be used by literally anybody. However, thanks to the efforts and plans of Makerbot Technologies, the printer may finally be launched in the market. The CBS network recently showcased the company’s innovation and it has created a sensation among the tech savvy viewers. The company has been hogging the limelight for its innovative 3 dimensional Cupcake CNC printer which is much cheaper than the industrial 3D printers and is easy to use. It does not print 3D objects on paper though.

The Makerbot Cupcake CNC printer cam create various types of objects from toys to figurines quickly and in a fuss free way. The printer uses a layer of plastic to make the object and then it adds three more plastic layers to it so that its build quality becomes better. Its actual cost is yet to be announced but it would be below a thousand dollars. This is the result of an open source project and can be used by mainstream buyers.

The video of the 3D printer is now available in the web which can give the interested people some idea about its capabilities. There is no competing product meant for general users which can rival this product as of now. The images and video of the product are being sought after by the viewers. It may not be a happening gadget but for people who need to get real life prototypes of the objects they need to work with fast, this is a potent solution.

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