Makerbot Replicator+ is a popular desktop FDM 3D printer manufactured by the MakerBot company. It is a follow-up to the standard Replicator. This effective yet accessible device features ongoing upgrades for continuous printing improvements. It ships already assembled, ready to print right out of the package. Replicator+ is an award-winning product. It won the PC Mag Editor’s Choice Award and the iF Design Award while being selected as the best Classroom 3D printer by Techcrunch. Still, it has been tested by NIOSH for environmental safety in the classroom or office space.
The printer comes with the proprietary, easy-swappable Smart Extruder+, an onboard camera and wireless connection for remote control. It includes the proprietary MakerBot Print software. Equipped with a full-color LCD display, it provides easy navigation and operation. It prints 30% faster than the standard Replicator. Also, it features a larger build plate for wider design possibilities.
Replicator+ provides a reliable and simple 3D printing experience to everyone. Indeed, it is suitable for professionals, hobbyists, makers and teachers alike. It is available in both standard and Educators edition, which includes a dedicated Educators guidebook and Certification Program for Teachers. Let’s review its specs.
Makerbot Replicator+ was used by Local Motors to produce custom prototypes for their vehicles. For example, it has been used to produce strong and durable fixtures for design proofing.
It is also used by hobbyists to create daily objects, just like this headphone stand printed in ISU colors (Thingiverse model: 2167626).
The Makerbot Replicator+ can print at 100 microns. The quality is not the same as with more expensive models but it is more than enough for household use and prototyping. The printer is engineered with redesigned gantry and Z-stage, automated Z-horning, and a smart extruder for higher stability and accuracy. The replaceable hotend has been optimized for printing with Slate Gray Tough PLA filament while ensuring a stress-free maintenance experience.
The Replicator+ has been tested for 380,000+ hours ensuring extreme reliability and precision.
The Makerbot Replicator+ has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.
Have a look at this model of Albert Einstein. It is really accurate even showing his tiniest wrinkles.
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings.
Makerbot Replicator+ prints with MakerBot PLA Filament and other composite materials, such as bronzeFill, copperFill, woodFill, and more. The device has been optimized for working with the in-house developed MakerBot Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle. This specialty filament is as tough as ABS and as reliable as PLA. It enables the creation of durable, high-impact strength prototypes.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it solves the issue of warping and stringing.
Look how accurate this PLA-made foot skeleton is.
Replicator+ features a flexible print bed. Just bend it to comfortably take off your prints.
Unlike many FDM 3D printers, the Makerbot Replicator+ has a heated print bed and closed print chamber. This means it can safely print with ABS-type materials.
The Makerbot Replicator Mini only works with own-brand filaments. This ensures quality, as all the branded materials go through a strict quality assurance process.
The build area of the printer is 11.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 inches (295 x 195 x 165 mm). With such a print volume you can create real-size parts of the human skeleton, just like this wireframe skull-shaped pen holder.
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The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface. It can be easily paired with MakerBot Print software and proprietary App for remote monitoring and control.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB, Ethernet or Wifi. The printer’s built-in camera will let you monitor the ongoing printing process remotely. The broad range of connectivity enables direct access to the MakerBot Thingiverse library.
The printer comes bundled with MakerBot Print, the proprietary 3D printing software developed for easy printing management. It allows preparing and sharing 3D printing models with ease. It supports STL, OBJ, and CAD file formats for immediate production. Also, it automatically sets optimum slice settings for any model taking into consideration both the software version and the extruder type. The software is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Linux users will have to use a virtual machine.
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Makerbot Replicator+ is available in black color.
The printer dimensions are 528 × 441 × 410 mm. It weighs 40 lb (18.3 kg). The spool holder is mounted inside of the printer.
The price of the Makerbot Replicator+ is $ 5,500.00, which is reasonable considering its simplified functionality and high printing quality.
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