Open-source 3D Printers
AUGUST 2, 2009
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.