Printrbot, a cheaper 3D printer
The currently most popular 3D printer made for the home is the Makerbot. It’s becoming increasingly popular and as they manufacture larger volumes the price will most definitely go down in the future, but it’s still quite expensive with a price tag of $1749 plus shipping.
And that’s where the Printrbot fills a gap. It’s not as advanced as the Makerbot but it’s still a very capable 3D printer and it’s only $799. The project got funded on December 17 on Kickstarter and pledged a total of $830,828 pledged by 1808 backers. I wonder how long it will take before the big guys – Canon, Epson, Samsung or HP – put their first inexpensive 3D printer on the market? The demand is high. For sure.