Tuesday, 5 April 2016

RepRap: A 3D Printer that Replicates Itself




RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine.

RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend...

RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too.

Reprap.org is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own. Our community portal and New Development pages have more information on how to get involved. 


  1. Love this blog post thanks for sharing!

  2. Also consider 4d printing is imminent however they wont release this tech yet even though they could. http://www.selfassemblylab.net/4DPrinting.php

  3. 4D printing? Wow... technology is moving faster than I can keep up. That's a good sign if we get on the right timeline...