MakerBot Industries introduced the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer for making professional-quality models. Designed for the desktop of an engineer, researcher, or creative professional, the printer features 100-micron layer resolution. In addition, the MakerBot Replicator 2 enables users to make objects up to 410 cubic inches in volume (11.2 in. x 6.0 in. x 6.1 in. ). The printer was also designed work with the renewable bioplastic PLA.
"The new MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer sets a new standard in resolution, build volume, and professional quality in the desktop 3D printer market," said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "With our fourth generation product, we have made the best desktop 3D printer on the market, made it affordable to both professionals and hobbyists, and made it cool looking."
MakerBot also launched the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental Desktop 3D Printer for experienced users, and announced the company's first retail location, which opened simultaneously with the launch of the new products in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
Both machines will be on sale through the MakerBot website, the company's worldwide network of distributors, as well as through the MakerBot Store.
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