Monoprice is entering the 3D printing market in a big way with a printer that's small on price. Dubbed the Product 1161, Monoprice's printer costs just $1199 and comes with two spools of PLA filaments. In fact, the printer can print using ABS, PLA, and PVA filaments.
"This 3D printer features a dual extrusion head, which allows for two color print jobs," the product's description reads. "It can use 1.75mm ABS, PLA, and PVA filaments and supports layer thicknesses from 0.1 ~ 0.5 mm. The extruder can be heated to 250°C and the metal heating plate can be heated to 120°C. It prints at a rate of 24cc per hour."
For comparison, Makerbot's Replicator Desktop 3D Printer costs over twice as much as the Monoprice unit for $2899, though Makerbot has a smaller Replicator printer that costs just $1375.
Monoprice usually makes high quality electronic accessories, like cables, at an affordable price and we would expect that the Product 1161 3D printer will be made with quality as well.
Are you in the market for a 3D printer, and if so is this Monoprice unit tempting your wallet? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Monoprice via TechCrunch