MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer,
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- Bring your projects to life with affordable real-time prototyping
- Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models
- 100-micron layer resolution and a 6,717 cm3 build volume
- A fast, easy, and affordable tool for making professional-quality models
- The best price/performance in desktop 3D printing. DIY extruder troubleshooting. Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations. Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution
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|Ean||0817913010947 , 0640213047838 , 0885909771400 , 5054629865446|
|Item Volume||1 cubic_centimeters|
|Item Weight||2.20 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
|UPC||640213047838 , 885909771400 , 817913010947|
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MakertBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, the basic Desktop 3D Printer that started the 3D printing revolution, brings your projects to life with affordable real-time prototyping. Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models. 100-micron layer resolution and a 6,717 centimeter3 build volume. For the customer who wants a fast, easy, and affordable tool for making professional-quality models and the best price/performance in desktop 3D printing. DIY manual extruder troubleshooting. Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations. Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution.
MakerBot PLA Filament
- The best and most consistent filament for the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
- Made in the USA and tested in-house to ensure highest quality standards.
- No heavy metals, contaminants, phthalates, or BPA.
100 Micron Resolution
Speed your way to demonstrations and presentations with settings that range from fast-draft to finer resolution. Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing or post-production.
The MakerBot Replicator two Desktop 3D Printer's LCD interface creates a rich user experience. The On-board utilities help you set up your printer and access your object library.
MakerBot Desktop is optimized for the best quality printing experience on your MakerBot Replicator 2. It's powered by our advanced slicing engine, the algorithm that tells your MakerBot Replicator 2 what to make and how to make it.
- Create and 3D print without a learning curve.
- Use as an educational tool to teach shapes, numbers, letters, and lots more.
- Create 3D models and prints of photos of anything you can take with your iPad camera, including screen shots.
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|Product Generation||4th Generation||5th Generation||5th Generation||5th Generation||4th Generation|
|Category||Desktop 3D Printer||Desktop 3D Printer||Compact 3D Printer||Office Solution 3D Printer||Desktop 3D Printer|
|Filament||MakerBot PLA Filament||MakerBot PLA Filament||MakerBot PLA Filament||MakerBot PLA Filament||MakerBot ABS Filament, MakerBot Dissolvable Filament|
|Build Volume||28.5 L X 15.3 W X 15.5 H cm [11.2 L X 6.0 W X 6.1 H in]||25.2 L X 19.9 W X 15.0 H CM [9.9 X 7.8 X 5.9 IN]||10.0 L x 10.0 W x 12.5 H cm [3.9 L x 3.9 W x 4.9 H in]||30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H cm [11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H in]||24.6 L x 15.2 W x 15.5 H cm [9.7 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H in]|
|Full Color LCD Display||✓||✓|
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, the Desktop 3D Printer that started the 3D printing revolution, brings your projects to life with affordable real-time prototyping. Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models. Quickly iterate to verify your designs and catch flaws sooner. Use your own physical models for collaboration and to bring better products to market, faster. Save money with the best price/performance in desktop 3D printing.
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF ]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 19.29 x 16.54 x 14.96 inches; 2.2 Pounds
- Our Recommended age : 12 years and up
- Item model number : MP04948
- Date First Available : November 15, 2012
- Manufacturer : MakerBot
- ASIN : B00FJ5KXH6
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- #740 in 3D Printers
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1. This technology is new. It is complicated. It is intricate and completely reliant on absolute precision.
2. Makerbot and others in the field have taken a technology that was until very recently only available to large institutions and businesses and brought it to the masses at a price point 1/10th of what it was just 3 to 5 years ago.
3. Complicated equipment like this has traditionally been shipped and then “installed” by a representative from the company as is the case with the systems that cost 10X the price of the Makerbot. To make this system available to the masses it has to be stripped of many of the pleasantries that the larger systems offer such as on site installation and calibration, auto calibration, mobile service techs that come on site to facilitate repairs, and so on..
4. This is not an inkjet printer. If you have no clue about technical equipment then you MUST have access to someone that does. If you don’t, this is not the device for you. It is still too soon. the day of the $99.00 3D printer with cartridges will come, it's just not today.
All that being said. I bought this replicator 2 a bit over a month ago from Amazon.com and have printed on it for about 50 hours now. Most of my prints have been over night and have been intricate and large structures. My success has been amazing if you listen to the other reviews as I have only had 2 failed prints and both were my fault completely.
One was due to my not having the platform level enough for the type of precision needed for the ultra fine print I was attempting. Just before it i had printed somthing on normal quality on a raft, then i tried something at fine with no raft.... very different needs...
The other was due to my not checking to make sure the spool was not tangled (it was) when I changed the filament during a print to make a print 2 toned.
I would call this printer extremely reliable and repeatable.
As for the results: Hands down my prints look far better that almost anything I see on thingiverse.com or elsewhere on the web.
At standard resolution prints are awesome and clean. I have almost zero issues with stringing and only have to do a quick cleanup on ludicrously complicated and detailed prints. If you print at high quality (100 microns) the resolution is simply put, amazing. You can hardly see the layers and with a light sanding with some 400 or 800 grit paper it looks like it was injection molded. I have shown parts to friends and been asked where I bought them as they looked like a finished product.
(I have used Makerbot PLA (white, blue and natural) and a generic PLA (black) I bought at my local Microcenter)
I have no delusions and I know that this thing will break one day, but when it does I know that I can fix it. It may take time as I will have to trouble shoot it over the phone with a friendly person in Brooklyn, NY. Or tweet them for help. (This works great by the way. They answer questions on twitter in minutes.)
Makerbot has issues that any market leader in a new market would experience. They cannot grow support, production, management, and marketing fast enough to keep up with the ravenous demand of their rapidly growing customer base.
One day this will be a mature industry and if you want a support call to go something like:
”Sorry for your issue, return it to Wal-Mart today and exchange it for a new one today” then your time is coming! It’s just not today.
If you are okay with a call that may go a bit more like “that is an issue we have not encountered before. Lets try a few things and if all else fails I am going to send you a few parts that you will have to install yourself to get you going again” then hop in the saddle and enjoy the ride on this bleeding edge product.
Your only option when something fails (and parts fail often) is to contact support and wait for the part to be mailed to you. MakerBot support is great, it's just unfortunate that you'll need to spend so much time with them.
I'd highly recommend considering a Marlin-based printer at a similar price point, and avoiding MakerBot products all together.
The machine is pretty much ready to go out of its very large box. Interface is easy to navigate, preparing prints is intuitive, calibrating the build plate is easy, and results are phenomenal. You can be printing a sample print within 30 minutes of opening the box. There's a lot to be said for kit printers and what they've done for the industry, but if you don't want to spend hours upon hours tinkering and tweaking to get good results, a fully assembled Replicator is well worth the cost, especially for a business - perfect results with no hassle.
There is room for improvement - the stock buildplate is plastic, and prone to not being perfectly flat. I've upgraded both mine and the office's with a glass plate - you can get them on eBay for ~$50 - and its well worth it. For smaller objects like chess pieces, little models, what have you, the stock plate works, but if you want to take full advantage of the 6"x11" build area, you'll want the upgrade. You do NOT need a heated bed. It's primarily for ABS, and the Replicator works best with PLA, which also has the bonus of being non-carcinogenic. Just throw down some blue tape (which most printers use anyway - this is not a shortcoming of the Replicator) and you'll be good. I've gotten full-size prints off this machine that were perfectly flat.
Some people are saying they've had tons of problems with the Replicator 2, and they're probably legit. Even Toyota produces a lemon from time to time. But in my experience, neither of ours have ever jammed, in over 500 hours of heavy printing. Some prints fail, sure, but this is often due to filament spools getting tangled or other easily fixed problems. We make sure we carefully lubricate all the major moving parts every 50 hours, and are careful with the extruder/hot end mechanisms. Treated well, this machine is a beast though.
They are decades away from the reliability of an HP Laser Printer.
You will have to learn how to pull it apart and put it back together. It will clog, air print, warp and many more annoying things.
The software takes a bit of learning as you tweak settings. That is once you already have a 3d model created in the first place.
If you need rapid prototyping it is a valuable tool.