Machine shop in a box could be the next step in the DIY revolution.

Even if 3D-printing might seem like the be all and end all of fabrication technology, there is a group of people who thought they could do better. So they came up with a box that can 3-D-print, bevel, edge, and cut all manner of materials right on your desktop.

Known as The Microfactory, the box is actually a fully fledged miniature production facility. It uses four print heads with two independently controlled heaters, meaning it can print in four colors at once, or print simultaneously with two different materials. A central drill also lets users mill and etch plastics, metals, and wood, meaning that you can mix machining and printing.

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