A new step for MakerBot: the company launches a 3D print service in each of its 3D printing stores, located in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut. All you need to have with you is a USB drive with a .STL, .OBJ or Thing file. Handle it over to the staff and you can now get your file 3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2.
If you have a digital file then it will be printed with a MakerBot PLA Filament, which is available in white, black, translucent red, warm gray and natural. If you pay an additional fee, you could even get it printed in another color. Before the printing process starts the staff will be able to tell the customers how long it will take to print out their objects, after which they will make arrangements about the pick-up of the items.
If you’re near any of those stores and if you’re interested yourself, then these are the prices: 10 dollars for less than 30 minutes; 20 dollars for up to one hour; two hours for 35 dollars and four hours for 65 dollars. However, sometimes it can take longer than that. Five hours will cost 80 dollars and a 3D print up to six hours costs 100 dollars. If it takes longer than six hours, a cost estimate will be made beforehand.