At CES 2014, MakerBot unveiled three new 3D printers - the Replicator, the Replicator Mini and the Replicator Z18. The Replicator Desktop 3D printer is already available, but the other two would launch later in the year.
3ders reports that MakerBot Replicator Mini will presumably be available soon as the order page went live today. Those who are interested in a small, entry level machine can put in their order today. The Replicator Mini features a build volume of 10x10x12.5cm. While it's certainly not big, it will be enough for the basic 3D printing tasks that hobbyists usually play around with.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the Replicator Mini is its price. Coming in at only $1,375, the Replicator Mini is one of the cheapest 3D printers of its quality yet seen. While there are certainly cheaper and bigger 3D printers on the market, it's hard to match the quality of MakerBot which oversees its own manufacturing practices in Brooklyn.
While previous videos have highlighted all three printers, MakerBot just released a video that focuses exclusively on the Replicator Mini. If you want to see it in action, now's your chance:
Unfortunately, there's still no set date for the launch of the Replicator Mini. All MakerBot will say is that it's coming this Spring.
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