While they are still in their early years, 3D printers are quickly catching speed, becoming a staple in the places of creativity for fashion, engineering, weapons, schools, and personal use. However, most 3D printers are bigger than their ancient 2D printer counterparts — until MakerBot showed up with their newest model.
Exact dimensions of the machine are as follows: 11.6″ W x 12.2″ D x 15.0″.
The Replicator Mini 3D printer is the smallest 3D printer the company makes, and is small in comparison to just about every other appliance of its kind on the market. Specs include a resolution of 200-microns, support for filament in 17 different colors, a built-in camera (so that a user can monitor progress of the build), and a maximum build size of 3.9″ l x 3.9″w x 4.9″ h.
Users can create 3D models using the MakerBot Print Shop tablet app, or buy 3D models to test the 3D printer from MakerBot’s own model store. MakerBot will produce the Mini in Brooklyn, New York, for $1,375, starting this Spring.