Our friends over at MakerBot are lowering the barriers to 3D printing. If you're not familiar with 3D printing it's similar to printing on paper but instead of printing flat 2D objects you print 3 dimensional objects. Companies like 3D systems, Z-Corporation, and Stratasys have been manufacturing industrial grade machines like this for years. Typically the least expensive ones cost between $15,000-30,000 while the most expensive cost as much as $250,000. Here's a list of most of the ones one the market. A finished part typically is made of plastic and looks like this:
MakerBot is a startup in New York that has launched an open source RepRap machine. Their machine is sold unassembled and typically costs $899-$1225 in the MakerBot store.
For a limited time they are Sharing the love of 3D printing by extending a “friends of Makerbot operators” exclusive time-limited offer to the friends, family, coworkers, students, and fellow creation enthusiasts in your life.
Forward this link and tell them to use the coupon code “MAKERBOTFRIEND” so they can pick up a Makerbot Cupcake Ultimate kit for just $697—everything needed to turn their desktop into a thing-generating factory.
That’s a whopping $202 savings on your friends’ very first MakerBot—they’ll thank you forever, and who knows, maybe they’ll even share their special creations with you!
This is just a limited time offer good just for friends of MakerBot operators until 11:59 PM January 5th, 2011.
This is probably the lowest cost 3D printer the world has ever seen!