Open-source 3D Printers
AUGUST 2, 2009
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). A relatively recent development that is quietly unfolding could have an interesting impact on the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.