The RapMan

We've seen several RepRap kits before, and here's another low priced option. This one is specifically designed for educators. This fills a need for educators unable to afford the still-quite-expensive commercial 3D printers - because The RepMan is priced at only GB£750!

The price breakthrough will permit a great many more schools to consider teaching 3D printing techniques to their students.

Not only does The RepMan cost less than commercial equivalents, they've also been able to reduce the cost of consumables. Consider these prices for a 1 kilogram bucket of each:

  • £60 ABS     
  • £75 Polycapralactone (PCL)
  • £20 High density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • £20 Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • £20 Polypropylene (PP)
  • £20 Unplasticised polyvinylchloride (UPVC)
  • £30 Polylactic acid (PLA)

We understand that although The RepMan was packaged specifically for the education market, they are receiving interest from industry as well.

Via The RapMan

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!