MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer

January 25, 2015 - Comment

START A REVOLUTION ON YOUR DESK With a fast, easy, and affordable tool for making professional-quality models. Our fourth generation machine isn’t just our best, it’s the best desktop 3D printer on the market. 100-MICRON LAYER RESOLUTION Speed your way to demonstrations and presentations with settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution. Get

START A REVOLUTION ON YOUR DESK

With a fast, easy, and affordable tool for making professional-quality models. Our fourth generation machine isn’t just our best, it’s the best desktop 3D printer on the market.

100-MICRON LAYER 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.

410 CUBIC INCH INDUSTRY-LEADING BUILD VOLUME

Think and build bigger than ever as you create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models. And print multiple things at once so you can get to work on your next design sooner.

OPTIMIZED FOR MAKERBOT PLA FILAMENT

Save with low-cost consumables in beautiful solid and translucent colors. MakerBot PLA filament is a renewable bioplastic that sticks to the platform reliably with practically no peeling, curling, sliding or shrinking.

Includes 1lb spool of Natural PLA filament

Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication

Build Volume: 28.5 L X 15.3 W X 15.5 H CM [11.2 X 6.0 X 6.1 IN]

Layer Resolution: 100 Microns [0.0039 IN]

Positioning Precision: XY: 11 Microns [0.0004 IN], Z: 2.5 Microns [0.0001 IN]

Filament Diameter: 1.75 MM [0.069 IN]

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Chassis: Powder Coated Steel

Build Platform: Acrylic

XYZ Bearings: Wear-Resistant, Oil-Infused Bronze

Stepper Motors: 1.8° Step Angle with 1/16 Micro-Stepping

Product Features

  • Precursor to the new MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

Comments

P. McWhorter says:

Bleeding Edge Technology (Review Updated 8/2/2013!) First, if you buy this thing, understand that you are not buying a fancy coffee maker or tablet PC. In order to be happy with it, you need to have correct expectations. This is cutting edge technology, and it will both delight and disappoint you. Life with a 3D printer is filled with highs and lows. The highs are very high, and the lows are very low.When I unboxed my new Replicator 2, the first thing I did was level the build platform, load the spool of filament, and then clicked print from the button on the front panel. I printed out the bolt and nut demo. It printed perfectly. I was overjoyed . . . a perfect plastic nut and bolt printed from a 3D printer. Then I printed the chain and the little bust statue of the woman. Life was good, and I was excited about the new possibilities that this printer would add to my electronics projects and other hobby projects.My euphoria was short lived. First thing I noticed was that when I did my first design, it printed one…

Jay E. Raxter says:

Makerbot Replicator 2…a creative persons dream machine…. 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…

C. Messer says:

My Mini-Review 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…

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