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September 19, 2013 AT 9:00 am

This is what a $200 3D Printer looks like #3DThursday #3DPrinting

According to this source, the latest front-runner in the race to the most inexpensive desktop 3D printer is MakiBOX, weighing in at around $200. They have also made great efforts to make this model very fast to assemble as well. Via hackedgadgets.com:

Who would have thought that we would see a $200 printer this early! Looks like the MakiBOX by Jonathan Buford is currently the cheapest 3D printer around (please correct me in the comments if there is something cheaper). Now that Makerbot has gone through some drastic changes and is no longer open source are we going to see lots of low cost entry level machines fill the void? The current MakiBOX uses a 0.4mm nozzle can print 0.1mm layers. You can lots of their previous pre-production versions on their Youtube site. Looks like there has been lots of refining over the months but just like any new machine there is sure to be some more fine tuning needed by the builder. Tweaking the printer to work just right might be half of the build fun though.

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1 Comment

  1. Well, to be fair, the one in the video is our $350 version with stainless steel casing and a heated print-bed, whereas the $200 version can be seen in the pictures, without heat-bed and acrylic casing ;)

    Also as heads-up, we’re not quite in full production yet, so it might still take a while until new orders ship.

    Anyway, Thanks for the shoutout Adafruit :)
    We love what you’re doing for the makerscene!

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