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MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer,

3.8 out of 5 stars 120 customer reviews
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Specifications for this item
Brand Name MakerBot
Part Number MP04948
Number of Items 1
Material Type PLA
UPC 640213047838 , 885909771400 , 817913010947
EAN 0817913010947 , 0640213047838 , 0885909771400
Import Designation Made in USA and Imported
Is Recalled? N
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
UNSPSC Code 23261507
Volume 1  Cubic Centimeters

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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Features

  • 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

Product Description

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 Details

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 16.5 x 15 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 36.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00FJ5KXH6
  • Item model number: MP04948
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,067 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]

From the Manufacturer

MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer
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]
Wi-Fi
Camera
Full Color LCD Display
LCD Panel
Heated Chamber
Dual Extrusion

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Customer Reviews

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By Jay E. Raxter on May 3, 2013
I actually purchased the 2X for work (2 head, 2 color) 3D printer for work. It was such an incredible tool I bought a Replicator 2 for my house. What can I say? This thing can make almost anything. Well, there is a learning curve to do that. First, this is a revision 1 machine and that means it comes with all the problems a first release will have. Some issues can be as simple as not leveling (tramming) the build plate correctly to machines that are DOA. This is a complicated device with both electronics and mechanical devices that can be knocked out of alignment because of rough shipping. They (Makerbot) were also having teething issues with both machines. Loose screws, random items installed incorrectly, an extruder with a problematic tension system. Here's the thing that I found out when I got mine. Some people have a problem with "X" and yet other people never have a problem with "X"....the only thing that was repeatable was the Delrin Extruder needed to be upgraded..it was so apparent that Makerbot now sells the upgrade (but aren't putting in the machines yet probably because they need to get rid of parts inventory). There is also a learning curve on the software. You need to be able to use basic CAD. That's the reason you want a 3D printer right? Various CAD out there..some free (Google SketchUp OpenScad) but I like Cubify Invent. $50 is cheap for a full CAD and Invent is great because it was built from the ground up for 3D printing...not designing houses or modify Ford engines. Then you have to have a mechanical bend to you....you can't just sacrifice a chicken and cool parts fall out of the printer.

Now, after all that you're probably thinking "Wait..he gave it 5 stars?"

Sure did...I own a machine shop with large CNC equipment...
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I’ve been itching to get into 3D printing for some time now but had never taken the plunge previously due to the high cost and high maintenance required to keep a 3D printer in spec.

That said, my purchase of the Makerbot Replicator 2 was an impulse buy. I just got a wild hair up mabutt and clicked the “Add to Cart”, then removed it, then added it back several times during the day. Once Amazon’s site displayed the message, “Order in the next 6 seconds and get it by Friday 14 March 2014”, I went ahead and purchased it because at that point, it was less a desire for a 3D Printer and more of a battle to see if I could add it to my cart and check out in 6 seconds. (I succeeded, BTW. Curse you Jeff Bezos for making it so easy!)

Fast forward to Friday the 14th of March when it arrived.

Unboxing:

The unit arrived in a well-packed cardboard box. The first thing one sees when opening the box is the Owner’s manual. It sits in a recessed cut-out in a large cardboard piece that sits on top of everything else in the box. Removing that cardboard “layer” exposes the 3D Printer itself. There was plenty of protection for the unit, and its internal parts (the rods and belts and gears) were secured via plastic, snap-on bars and several large, thick zip ties.

Assembly & Setup:

Since the first thing you see when opening the box is the owner’s manual I got the distinct impression the manufacturer wanted me to actually read it prior to assembly and setup. How dare they insult my geekiness! (I did follow the instructions because breaking a $2500 printer trumps gaining a few geek points) Assembly of the unit was painless and straightforward.
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Received this unit on Nov 27th.
Very excited to be the first "kid" on the block with a 3D printer.
Unboxing and setting it up felt like Christmas had come early. I even bought the glass build plate - to avoid the reported issues with the acrylic plate being out of true.
Printed out the Nut and Bolt test printable from the SD card. Worked great.
Printed the stretchy bracelet - again worked great.
Tried to print the little dinosaur and was good - right up until it got to the head and it looked like the poor little guy had an afro with severe bed head. Or was shot in the head. Take your pick.
Printing got progressively worse from there. Several "air prints", multiple mid print failures, etc.
after each failure I checked the build plate for level - it was. I unloaded and reloaded filament multiple times.
Eventually the extruder would not load the filament at all.
It was completely occluded.
I went online to Makerbot support and found that I had contact support for that issue with this replicator unit.
Opened a support ticket on Nov 30 (Saturday). Did not get a response until Dec 5th (Thursday) . Granted there was a weekend in there but still I would expect something sooner than that for the amount of money laid out for this device. I also called and left voice mails on the support phone line asking for some kind of follow up. Twice. I finally got a response after sending a message via their facebook page.
So I did some more basic trouble shooting under the guidance of support and turned out I need to have the bar assembly replaced. Makerbot support shipped me a replacement assembly which I received on Dec 7th.
This is the process to replace: [...]
This is not something that everyone would want to do.
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