3D printers are used in diverse industries for more then a decade now. Especially prototyping is perfect for 3d printers.
Time has come for consumers now to also get acqainted with 3d Printers. On the yearly Csonumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the New York based company Makerbot Industries introduced a 2 color 3d-Printer; the Replicator.
Replicator 3D Printer
It is priced around $1400. That makes it in reach for consumers. (even the first Apple PCs were more expensive!). This new generation 3d Printer makes product with measures 320 x 487 x 381 mm. The Replicator weighs around 13 kilo’s. And you do not need a PC to control it. You can use a SD card or USB-stick (with Linux, Windows and OSX. The Replicator builds products with a speed of 40mm per second.