MakerBot has started shipping the MakerBot Replicator Mini, its fifth generation 3D printer.
"We see the MakerBot Replicator Mini as a turning point in the 3D printing industry," commented Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot.
"Much like the transition of the computer moving into the home 30 years ago, the MakerBot Replicator Mini is one of the first 3D printers to shift from the office to the home. We're excited to have the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform and our Fifth Generation 3D printing technology inspire creativity and innovation in adults and children alike.
Everyone can benefit from having a MakerBot Replicator Mini, but we expect to see the largest impact of having this 3D printer in the home with children. We believe that exposing children to 3D printing with a MakerBot Replicator Mini will change the way they think about the world and help prepare them for the jobs of the future."
The MakerBot Replicator Mini is powered by the MakerBot 3D Printing Platform; has an on-board camera to monitor its 3D printing via the soon-to-be-released MakerBot Mobile app; and features the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder.