Cupcake CNC 3D printer

MakerBot Industries2009

Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum
Sydney, Australia

The 'Cupcake CNC' is from the first release of 3D printers by MakerBot Industries and was designed and developed in a maker space. At the time of its release this printer was the only accessible and affordable option for individuals and community groups with limited technical skill or knowledge. Its release marked a shift in the 3D printer market from high end industrial rapid prototyping to small scale experimental design and production. As demand increased other companies developed consumer offerings, many of which were based on the open source plans and coding of the MakerBot 3D printers.


  • Title: Cupcake CNC 3D printer
  • Creator: MakerBot Industries
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: 430 x 450 x 240 mm
  • Provenance: Gift of Gavin Smith, 2017
  • See MAAS website: 2017/14/1 Cupcake CNC 3D printer
  • Designed by: MakerBot Industries

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