Makerbot's 3D-Printing Sweatshop Costs Just $US1225

They're calling it a revolution in 3D printing. I call it a revolution in laziness. Why else should we applaud the first 3D-printing machine that can print out various objects automatically, without buttons needing pressing in between?

After tinkering with their MakerBot Automated Build Platform, version 2.0 works kind of like most normal printers work, where you can action numerous print jobs that build up into a queue. MakerBot's is apparently the first 3D printer with this ability, which promises to save time for budding sweatshop entrepreneurs.

It was shown off at Maker Faire over the weekend, where the below video was shot. It takes seven weeks to prepare orders once the $US1225 has been debited from your account. [MakerBot via MakerBot Blog]



    Where do you get the ABS plastic in Australia though??

      Lot's of places sell it locally, just google it.

    Im in Sydney and also have a makerbot too, also just got a UP 3D printer delivered for my xmas present from – its very cool and doesnt need any fiddling to get it going. Their ABS is $70 for 700grams.

    For a full review on the Makerbot and a build video check out

    The video is cool and in a time lapse format showing every step of building a Makerbot.

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