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The MakerBot Replicator

An example of the MakerBot's output

3D Systems' Cube

Bust printed by the Cube 3D printer

A cathedral playset on Thingiverse

"Serpent head"

Leonar3Do 3D design program

We awarded the MakerBot Replicator a Best of CES award in the emerging tech category.
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This scene is one of several on display at the MakerBot booth.
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The 3D Systems Cube 3D printer was nominated for an award at the show. It's less expensive then the MakerBot Replicator, but can only print in one color and has a smaller maximum object size.
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The Cube used a fine printing resolution on this bust, and also polished it to spruce it up for he show. The Replicator can also print at this resolution.
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This plan is available for free on MakerBot's Thingiverse, courtesy of Thingiverse member Skimbal.
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This sculpture, by user pxzl, is available for purchase on 3D Systems own plan-hosting site, Cubify.
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Many plans for 3D objects come from users working with CAD design software, but Leonar3Do is a program designed to make it easy for anyone to make their own 3D project design files.
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