3D Printing & Imaging
Maker Faire New York: 3D Printer Census 2012

Back in May I compiled a census of all the 3D printers at the Bay Area Maker Faire; I thought I’d do the same at this past weekend’s Maker Faire New York. The trends are clear: more, more variations, and more better. I counted 70 different printers in the wild, and I surely missed a couple. That number does not include the dozens of Printrbots, Replicator 1’s, and Ultimakers we had for sale in the Maker Shed.

Maker Faire isn’t a contest, of course, but if it was I’d award these superlatives:

Best of Show: See Me CNC’s Rostock MAX delta bot
Most Numerous: Makerbot Replicators
Largest: Bruce and Nick Wattendorf’s gigantic Ultimaker variant
Most Theatrical: Ultimaker for their portable printer and their circus-like sideways-hanging-from-a-bungee-cord-while-printing demonstration

Ultimakers for sale in the Shed.
Printrbot demos and sales in the Shed.

Previously posted:

If you’d like to see larger images of the printers, read on.

Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.

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