MakerBot shows off a prototype of its Replicator 2X 3D printer at CES 2013. The updated model features two plastic extruders, enabling it to construct your prints in two colors. Additionally, the device now also supports ABS plastic, in addition to the PLA plastic that's supported on the original Replicator 2. You will be able to mix the two plastics together in a single design, allowing the creation of objects that are both flexible and rigid.
The Replicator 2X has a resolution of 100 microns, the same as its predecessor, but will be able to print faster thanks to some tweaks to the enclosure to better retain heat.
Pre-orders will start next week for $2,799, and the device is expected to start shipping in March.