Two 3D printers for $550 or less

Get an incredible deal on a 3D printer for a limited time.

There are two amazing deals available right now for a DIY 3D printer, but both are only available for a limited time. The first is a sale on the CupCake CNC Ultimate from Makerbot. The CupCake has been replaced with the Thing-O-Matic, so they are selling the last of them for only $455.

    Included in this kit:
    Classic Lasercut wood body with serial number
    Generation 3 Electronics and Relay Board kit
    Plastruder MK5 w. DC Motor
    Automated Build Platform v1.0
    Upgraded 500 W. ATX power supply
    Painstakingly quality assured steel threaded Z rods. No returns on rods.

Keep reading past the jump for the second 3D printer.

The second offer is a pre-order for the Huxley from eMaker. This is a version of the RepRap printer. Unfortunately, the beta round for $500 has already sold out, but a second round has been made available for $550.

    Stats for the Huxley:
    Build volume: 140x140x110mm
    Overall size: 260x280x280mm
    Printing materials: ABS, PLA, 1.75mm diameter thermoplastic.
    Build surface: Heated to ensure parts do not warp.
    Resolution: 0.0125mm
    Speed: 12000mm/min
    Deposition rate: 33cm3 / hr
    Motion: Linear bearings on X and Y axes, Igus low friction bushings on Z axis.

Via Makerbot and BoingBoing