A lot has been said about the MakerBot Replicator 2 and that’s because it’s a products that’s certainly grabbed the headlines. It’s basically a small sized 3D printer and it uses very thin plastic layers to create the object of your choice.
All you have to do is download or create a design and hit print, and the clever mechanisms will get to work quickly. There is not a great deal of difference between the MakerBot Replicator 2 and the original Makerbot, expect of course for speed and precision, which are clear to see.
You’re more likely to be making phone cases, keying and tiny model houses with machine than action figures, but it’s still a clever system and it’s affordable to if you want it enough; priced at around £1500.