Testing a functional MakiBox PLA extruder
Machining the MakiBox's plastic extruder on a lathe
Testing the MakiBox z-axis driver
The compact MakiBox A6 desktop 3D printer will be available soon
MakiBox designer Jon Buford shows off the 3D printer's compact size
Over the past few years, the price of desktop 3D printers has been falling thanks to devices such as the uPrint, MakerBot, Printrbot and Cubify ). But designer Jon Buford's thoughtfully-conceived MakiBox looks to be the least expensive yet. He and his team have now pre-sold enough of the device to make the move from prototype to market and the result looks rather promising. If all goes well, the US$300 printers (plus US$50 for global shipping) could be available for delivery as soon as the end of the month.
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