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October 24, 2012 - Equipped with updated heated build platform, MakerBot® Replicator™ 2X Experimental 3D Printer enables advanced 3D experts to face challenges of MakerBot ABS thermoplastic filament and experiment with dual extrusion.

MakerBot® ReplicatorTM 2X Experimental 3D Printer Targets Daredevil Designers

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MakerBot Industries
87 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Press release date: October 19, 2012

Brooklyn, NY, - MakerBot Industries is excited to announce its second new product introduction this month, the MakerBot® Replicator™ 2X Experimental 3D Printer that allows advanced 3D printer experts to face the challenges of MakerBot ABS thermoplastic filament and experiment with dual extrusion. Designed for 3D printing experts working in RD who want to blaze a trail into the future of 3D printing, the MakerBot Replicator 2X features experimental dual extrusion and uses the familiar petroleum-based thermoplastic MakerBot ABS filament. The MakerBot Replicator 2X is an even more advanced extension of MakerBot’s most recent new product, the MakerBot Replicator™ 2.

“The new MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer enables the daredevils and trailblazers of 3D printing to explore the frontiers of multiple materials and colors,” challenged Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot.

The MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer comes equipped with an updated dual-extruder tool and an updated heated build platform.

The MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer will begin shipping in early 2013 and is priced at $2,799. Advance orders are now being taken at

MakerBot: The New Standard In Desktop 3D Printing
Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot® ( has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16% market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6% market share. There are over 13,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things.

MakerBot was named one of the top 20 startups in New York City and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Wired, Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone,, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, and many others.

MakerBot is located at 87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 11217

MakerBot® Industries, LLC.

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