INITION Thinglab says...
"The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic (TOM) is a brilliant low cost FDM (Fused Depostion Modelling) machine which builds parts in ABS, PLA or PVA plastics. You can build almost any shape imaginable with a 3D printer so why not try it for yourself. This low cost machine and low cost materials makes it affordable and easy to build models at home, in the office or in the classroom.
The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic comes fully assembled or as a kit for those who like a challenge. You can use your MakerBot Thning-O-Matic to build your own designs or models downloaded from the internet."