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MAKE_Conference_Badge-CESFrom a packed booth at CES, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis pulled the cover off the MakerBot Replicator 2X, an experimental version of the Replicator 2, which was announced last September. The 3D printer is equipped with two extruders and a heated build plate. It’s also fully enclosed and optimized for ABS plastic filament. According to MakerBot, it’s meant for “daredevils and experimenters to explore the frontiers of 3D printing.”

Bre also announced an update to Thingiverse, the 3D model sharing site. The update includes a new API so that third party developers can access the site’s capabilities. As a demonstration of the Thingiverse API, the folks at MakerBot also launched the MakerBot Customizer. It’s a app for Thingiverse that lets you specify the parameters for a custom iPhone case design.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • KEGS

    sounds like it stinks a bit….the melting ABS

  • http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/09/recent-news-in-3d-printing/ MAKE | Recent News in 3D Printing

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    […] such a legendary entertainer, but Tim and Brian put me at ease immediately. We talked about MakerBot’s announcements, Sculpteo, Belkin’s Wemo, The Sphero, pinball, and of course I had to take the opportunity to […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2013/01/10/make-at-ces-2013-geeking-out-with-engadget/ MAKE at CES 2013: Geeking Out with Engadget

    […] such a legendary entertainer, but Tim and Brian put me at ease immediately. We talked about MakerBot’s announcements, Sculpteo, Belkin’s Wemo, The Sphero, pinball, and of course I had to take the opportunity to […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2013/01/10/recent-news-in-3d-printing/ Recent News in 3D Printing

    […] It’s worth noting that MakerBot doesn’t plan to sell a Replicator 2X upgrade kit, for those of you who have a Replicator 2 already, so you’ll have to purchase an additional extruder and driver for installation yourself if you want to experiment with dual extrusion. Although the 2X isn’t available for purchase through the MakerBot Store just yet, you can sign up to receive an email notification from them when it is by going here. MakerBot also announced a few new Thingiverse features, which Matt Richardson talked about in yesterday’s blog post. […]

  • http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/12/make-at-ces-2013-so-long-ces/ MAKE | MAKE at CES 2013: So Long, CES!

    […] launches within the next few months, we should expect to see a public SDK released along with it. MakerBot also announced an API for their Thingiverse platform and the MakerBot customizer, which opens the door for web-based parametric design. This comes after the company taking some […]

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    […] universally accessible format… maybe you should read on. Or look at other blogs, like this one. Earlier, when I said “more on this later,” this is where that “this” is. […]

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