Makerbot shows the Replicator 2x 3D printer at CES

The new printer is optimized for ABS, a better but more challenging solution for 3D printing. It also features 2 side-by-side extruders for multicolor prints, enclosed sides for a more stable cooling period and a higher quality build plate. Available mid-March for $2799 on Makerbot’s online store source: Makerbot press release 

Baxter: the robot to keep an eye on in 2013?

Rethink Robotics’s Baxter looks at first sight like any other industrial robot: But its price tag is only slightly above $20000. There’s no need for specialized programmers,  learning new operations hand-guided by its human supervisors.  It doesn’t need protection cages as it’s sensors alerts it of the proximity of obstacles and humans. The onboard flat […]