MakerMex founder Sam Weatherly believes, “If the technology we used to invent the MM1 wasn’t universally available, we wouldn’t be where we are today… we want to make sure that MM1 files are available to anyone who wants to use them. This open source platform will foster creativity and innovation in our younger generation.”
The new RepRap upgrade kit, available on Kickstarter for $399, will allow users to take electronic hardware components from existing 3D printers and upgrade them, expanding the capability of their RepRap printers.
The MM1 is a versatile printer, capable of printing single extrusion, dual extrusion and paste extrusion, it can also be used with a wide variety of materials such as rubber, clay, high strength industrial plastics, Play-doh, and even chocolate, just to name a few. As well as its adaptability, the MM1 also sets itself apart from similar printers because it’s user-friendly, allowing consumers to easily change materials based on their specific printing needs.