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Near new: Makerbot "Thing-O-Matic" 3D Printer

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  • Closed: Wed 7 Mar 2012, 1:46 pm
Listing #: 454366943
A rare opportunity to get into the 3D printing world!

This Makerbot Thing-O-Matic is an extrusion 3D printer. It uses high quality ABS or PLA plastic to extrude plastic in almost any shape you can imagine. The 'bot itself is completely assembled and ready to go - it has only had 4-5 hours of operation time, so it's pretty much as good as new.

I built this myself with great care and attention to detail from all-original Makerbot parts. The frame is laser-cut wood and acrylic. Comes with all extras and spares shown including replacement belts, bolts & nuts, tool kit, etc, plus about 250g of natural coloured ABS plastic. Everything you need to get started!

This 'bot has the StepStruder Mk6 head and uses 3mm plastic filament (very common)

Additional ABS/PLA plastic rolls available from (manufactured right here in NZ!)

Maximum printable volume: approximately 100mm x 100mm x 100mm

All documentation and support forum is online. For full details, specs, limits, instructions and demos, head over to or search youtube for thing-o-matic.

Makerbot ToM: US$1100
Shipping: US$100+
GST+import charges: NZ$200+

TOTAL (NZD): over $1700
(Add another $1000+ for a pre-assembled one, assembly is not simple)

Hit BUY NOW and I'll throw in shipping/delivery AND some extra plastic rolls absolutely free (colours subject to availability)

One very minor electrical issue is that there is a resistor on the cutoff board that appears to be underrated - it gets very hot, but it hasn't affected any operation and cutoff works as tested. Haven't found a solution to it on forums yet, but I'm happy to replace it for one with a higher rating which should solve the problem.

Reason for selling - won as a prize on but now looking to free up a little cash to help fund a new business.

Pickup from Red Beach or Torbay

Shipping details

  • $30.00  Nationwide courier (but pickup preferred)
  • $30.00  Delivered to you personally (Auckland-wide)
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

pih (199 199 positive feedback) Address Verified Oct 2013
  • 99.5% positive feedback
  • Member since Jul 2005

Closes: Wed 7 Mar, 1:46 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.