3D Printing Becoming More Mainstream?

3D Printer at SAMSI was just in Sam’s club, and took this picture. I guess if you can buy a 3D printer in conventional brick-and-mortar stores, it must be becoming pretty mainstream.

The printer they are selling is the MakerBot Replicator Mini, which is considered to be a good (if slightly expensive) entry machine. The Sam’s club price was $1200, which is a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than MSRP.

Biggest complaints I’ve heard about it are the small size (3.9″ x 3.9″ x 4.9″) and that it is relatively slow. On the other hand, it looks really cool, and has a built-in camera so you can check on progress remotely!

Sam’s is also selling filament in 4 colors.

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