Makerbot has just announced the Replicator 2.0, a brand new Makerbot Replicator with a larger build plate, coated metal chassis, and improved software as well as better print resolution. In short, this is the Makerbot all grown up.
As you can see from the video, the new Replicator is completely rebuilt with new materials and a larger cavity that allows you to make projects of up to 410 cubic inches (11.2” L x 6.0” W x 6.1” H). It now supports 100-micron resolution and is optimized for PLA bioplastic.
Makerbot closed a round of funding last year and they’re putting it to good use. Besides the new Replicator, the company has opened its first retail space at 298 Mulberry Street in New York. We were given an exclusive look at the new device and I’m wildly impressed. The evolution is stunning and considering Makerbot didn’t have real retail product until last year I’m amazed at the growth.
3D printing is the future, that’s for sure. I’m just amazed that the future got to us so quickly. The Makerbot Replicator 2 will start at $2,199 and is available online and in the store.