CES 2012 – MakerBot

This is post 11 of 22 in the CES 2012 series

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We stopped by the MakerBot booth to see what’s been going on with them since we visited them at Maker Faire. This year at CES, MakerBot is demoing their latest model, The Replicator. If you’ve never seen a MakerBot in action, they’re essentially 3D printers that create objects out of plastic. If you ever wanted to make your own Army Men, all you’d need is a MakerBot and some grey or camo-green plastic. The machine works by feeding a spool of plastic into a nozzle that melts it and draws objects layer by layer. Essentially any object you can imagine can be created with a MakerBot. This new model, aside from having a totally awesome sci-fi name, has a larger working surface for making bigger objects and has dual extrusion so you can use two different spools of plastic at the same time and make multi-colored objects. Now, back to creating our army of Army Men.

It’s CES season, so there will be more big announcements and cool stuff to come. Stay tuned to our live tweeting from the floor on @RadioShackLIVE. Right here at The Shack Blog, we’ll have video recaps and coverage of all things CES all week long.

This is post 11 of 22 in the CES 2012 series


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