Monthly Archives: October 2010

$15 Heated Build Platform

The stock MakerBot Cupcake kit comes with an acrylic build platform – nothing fancy, just a square of orange plastic sandwiched on a square of wood. The Cupcake prints 3D objects by melting ABS plastic on to the build platform, layer by layer. When the molten ABS hits the room temperature acrylic, it cools rapidly. […]