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Is It Just Us Or Is The Replicator 2 A 3D Mirror?

A 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 produces a sculpture at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover

Hey, we recognize that face!

This Wall Street Journal slide show has a cover photo of a really nice bust being printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2. It’s so good that when we put it on our Facebook page, the MakerBot Sales guys immediately noticed it’s the head of none other than our good friend Alexander Hafner, getting some attention at the CeBIT conference in Germany. The company Hafner’s Büro is a rockstar distributor for MakerBot.

Lookin’ good, Axel!

 

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5 Comments so far

  • BasicJohn
    March 28, 2013 at 10:49 pm
     

    what is the yellow stuff covering the build plate?

     
  • mark
    April 3, 2013 at 7:02 am
     

    I thought exactly the same! what is the yellow stuff and does it help with adhesion

     
  • Andrew
    Andrew
    April 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm
     

    The yellow you’re seeing in the photo above is kapton tape, which is a bit tinted. Kapton tape’s real advantage comes when you are printing with ABS filament, since it transfers heat really well from a heated build plate to the filament on top, while helping with adhesion. For the MakerBot Replicator 2 and PLA filament (above), we really recommend painter’s tape, rather than kapton tape.

     
  • Kavin
    April 9, 2013 at 10:50 am
     

    For this head, how do you get the 3d model. If it is by 3d scanner, can you tell me the brand of the canner

     
  • Flavio
    December 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm
     

    These 3d models are very, very impressive! Amazing.

     
 

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