Open-source 3D Printers

Wohlers Talk

RepRap kits are available commercially from A1 Technologies of the UK for 750 (~$1,250) and Makerbot Industries for $750 ($2,500 fully assembled). A relatively recent development that is quietly unfolding could have an interesting impact on the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. Open-source 3D printers are being developed by a number of people and organizations worldwide. The open-source concept originated in the world of software development many years ago.

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.


Last year, only Bits from Bytes and A1 technology were representing the lower-end market sector and entry level machines. The A1 technology stand was empty; they didnt turn up on Day 1.