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MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer,
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|UPC||640213047838 , 885909771400 , 817913010947|
|EAN||0817913010947 , 0640213047838 , 0885909771400|
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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.
Thingiverse is the largest online community for 3D Printing. It also houses the largest 3D print library.
See what’s featured, what’s new and noteworthy, what the community has made, and what’s popular.
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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.
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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.
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.
The software is super easy to use, and a breeze to get the build set up. In our builds, the best results are obtained from using the optional raft. This seems to eliminate problems with needing perfect adhesion between the first layer and the build plate, as well as any imperfections in the build plate or the precise leveling of it. I like to use the blue painters tape, which makes getting the raft / model off the plate easier, as well as prevents scratching up the plate.
The machine is much quieter that expected and there is no discernible smell--both of which I was expecting. I was originally planning to have the machine in the lab, but after realizing how civilized it was, I made a home for it in a bookcase in my office. With the bookcase doors closed, the machine is only mildly audible when in operation--it's no problem to have a conference call using a speakerphone in the same room, so that's a nice bonus that I didn't expect.
Some minor issues: We have occasionally seen some odd support geometry that left some cantilevered sections without proper support, and thus with a droopy layer or two. This problem is easily fixed by reorienting the model a bit, or simply a bit of sanding, depending on the model. I would prefer to be have some visibility and control over the support structure, but now that I've had a bit of practice I know better what to expect, so with a bit of thought in the build layout/orientation, the models usually come out very clean.
We did find that there are some differences between filaments. Using the SainSmart black material, we had a number of builds that failed due to extrusion issues, especially when using the high resolution settings. We mostly used the default temperature / speed settings, so it's possible that with some optimization we would get better results. However, using the Zen white material, we have gotten consistently great results at every resolution. The parts look better, they don't fail, they are easy to remove cleanly from the raft, and the supports come off cleanly. I recall hearing somewhere that the color may make a difference--I haven't tried Sain white or Zen black yet, so at this point I'm not sure if it's color or brand that is the key variable.
The bottom line is that with the right material and a bit of care in setting up the build (mainly for models that require supports), we are getting consistently great looking models with no hassle. We are super pleased with the Replicator 2 and highly recommend it.