Open-source 3D Printers

Wohlers Talk

The machine uses an x-y motion system to deposit materials through a syringe layer by layer. The system enables the use of many types of materials, ranging from chocolate and cake icing to plastics and living cells. RepRap kits are available commercially from A1 Technologies of the UK for 750 (~$1,250) and Makerbot Industries for $750 ($2,500 fully assembled).

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.

RichRap

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. And why has it wasted Raft material on sections with nothing on them!