Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D printer

Available on backorder
Best Enthusiast 3D Printer - Tom’s Guide
  • Large build volume: 305 x 305 x 457 mm
  • Sturdy metal frame
  • Fully assembled
  • Supports PLA, ABS and 9 more materials
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE Delivery
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Local U.S. Support
  • Up to 20% Filament Discount
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This 3D printer comes with:
  • A spool of filament
  • A USB cable
  • A USB flash storage
  • All the necessary tools
Price $6,500.00
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

MakerBot Replicator Z18 is a device for large-size printing. The name speaks for itself. "Z18" stands for "18 inches in the vertical plane", which gives a good idea of ​​the true dimensions of the working area. In the horizontal plane, the dimensions are somewhat modest, but they are all equally impressive: 12 inches along the X and Y axes.

The Makerbot Replicator Z18 is a professional FDM 3D printer. The machine is widely used by professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

For example, this printer is used by the KUKA company to create robotic parts. KUKA is an international company leading in robotics and intelligent automation. Its designers use MakerBot printers to create various parts for their solutions. The 3D printed parts are highlighted in the picture below.

3d printed cuca robotic part

Another example is the 3D printed Alien Suit from “The Colony” - a new sci-fi drama.

3d printed alien



  • Print quality
  • Materials
  • Build volume
  • Printer controls
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price


Print quality

The Makerbot Replicator Z18 can print at 100 microns. The made models are not as smooth as you would get with the more expensive printers, but it is enough for experimenting with printing and even professional use.

In the picture below you can see the parts of the same alien suit that we showed you earlier. 

3d printed allien foot

The Makerbot Replicator Z18 has a 0.4 mm nozzle.

Look at the Matrix Of Leadership 3D model. The detalization of this model is incredible.

3d model matrix leadership

The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple and effective.

3d printer makerbot replicator z18



The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. The fan reduces warping and stringing, which allows to make higher quality prints.

As an example, take a look at these cases printed with black PLA.

3d model pla material

Unlike many FDM printers, the Makerbot Replicator Z18 has a heated print bed and closed print chamber, which means it can safely work with ABS-type materials.

3d printer makerbot replicator z18 with 3d model

Makerbot Replicator Z18 prints with MakerBot PLA Filament, additional materials such as bronzefill, copperfill, woodfill and others. 

The Makerbot Replicator Mini only works with own-brand filament. This ensures quality, as all the branded materials go through a strict quality assurance process. 

3d printer filament


Build volume

3d printer makerbot replicator z18

The build area of the printer is 11.8 x 12 x 18 inches (300 x 305 x 457 mm). Check out this 3D printed model of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, a Korean naval commander who is famous for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war. Its height is 45 cm and its weight is 900 g. 

3D printed model of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin


Printer controls

The printer is controlled via PC or the built-in LCD interface. 

3d printer controls

3D models can be transferred via USB, Ethernet or Wi­fi. Printer’s built in camera will keep you posted.

3d model software

The printer is compatible with the MakerBot software and works with 3D models in STL and OBJ formats. The software is available for Windows, Mac OS X. Linux users will need to install a virtual machine.


What’s in the box

3d printer maketbot replicator complete set

  • The Makerbot Replicator Z18
  • Safety booklet
  • Makerbot Replicator Smart Extruder+
  • Large Makerbot PLA Filament spool
  • Power Cord
  • Built Plate
  • USB cable
  • 5mm Hex Wrench

Look and feel

3d printer makerbot replicator z18

Makerbot Replicator Z18 is available in black color.

The printer dimensions are 493 × 565 × 861 mm. It weighs 90 lb (41 kg). The spool holder is mounted inside.


The price of the Makerbot Replicator Z18 is $6,500.00.


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