What the Press Are Saying…

“MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is totally worth it. We already established that. How can the company improve on its homemade toy-printing potential? By making it bigger and more powerful. That and giving it a cool name like “The Replicator.”

“The 10 best gadgets and tech at CES 2012. In the future, you won’t BUY a new toy, you’ll PRINT it.”

“3D printing isn’t new, Matthew Griffin of MakerBot Industries was careful to point out when we talked to him at CES. It’s just always been really expensive. What’s unique about MakerBot’s new 3D printer, The Replicator, is that it’s the first 3D printer that retails for under $2,000 and does two-color printing.

At least we think that’s what he said. We were too busy thinking HOLY CRAP THAT THING IS TOTALLY MAKING THAT OTHER THING! Matt needn’t have been so modest. Bringing a tiny little factory within financial reach of every inventor, toy designer, artist, certainly qualifies as “new” in our book. Doing it under a Star Trek-inspired name is gravy.”

“It turns out that while the MakerBot Replicator can print pretty much anything your heart desires, it positively excels at creating Lego-esque zombie nightmare humanoid astronauts.”

“If you haven’t yet heard about Makerbot, you haven’t been paying close enough attention to this year’s CES…The Makerbot Replicator is an open-source, 3D printer that can create just about any plastic object you can imagine.”

“At Consumer Electronics Show, it’s hard to miss Sony, LG, Panasonic, etc. But sometimes — actually, make that most time — the thing that makes you stop and say “whoa, that’s just cool” can be found in the smallest booths tucked away in the farthest reaches of the show’s most remote exhibition hall. At this year’s CES, one product that delivered that cool factor for me was the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.”
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“The big news this week comes from the Consumer Electronics Show event in Las Vegas. One of the items on display may be a huge boost to your marketing. The best part is, it’s not a tablet or a laptop or even anything that might manage time or the like. We’re talking about the Makerbot Replicator and an item like this might be just what you need to up the stakes of your small business’ marketing needs.”

I love how it’s still open source — even as MakerBot inches toward a more general audience, it hasn’t lost sight of its origins as an open source company”

“Seemingly torn out of the minds of Star Trek fans, the Replicator boasts some new features when compared to its older sibling, the Thing-O-Matic. First it has the capability to print in two different colors thanks to a new dual-extrusion head that can be had in the more expensive model of the device. In addition to two-color printing, you can experiment with using different printing materials at the same time, expanding the already practically limitless creation possibilities. Another added benefit the Replicator has is the ability to make use of a larger printing area. While it would be nice to print actual bread like pictured above, the loaf has been placed there to illustrate the area available to owners of this new device.”

“The folks at MakerBot Industries have not exactly been resting on their laurels since causing a stir at CES last year with the Thing-o-Matic 3D printer. Even though the original small object creation device would still see the jaws of most people dropping in wonder, the company has now unveiled a new model at CES 2012 called the Replicator that is not only capable of fabricating much bigger objects than its predecessor, but can also do so in two colors at the same time.”