MakerBot’s Replicator 2X Ships

By on March 5th, 2013 in printer, Software


MakerBot’s latest and greatest personal 3D printer is now in the mail – if you ordered one, that is. The Replicator 2X, announced at CES in January has emerged from manufacturing. Coincidentally, MakerBot has also released version 2.0 of MakerWare, the software used to drive the MakerBot. 
The 2X differs from its sibling, the “2”, in that it offers 2 heads and is capable of reliably printing in ABS plastic as well as PLA plastic. MakerBot considers this an “experimental” 3D printer, as ABS is a lot trickier to handle than the 2’s PLA. We suspect many experiments will involve the two extruders, which enable two-color 3D printing, something MakerBot calls, “Dualstrusion”
Watch out for many black and white salt and pepper shakers. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!