MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer

  • MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
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$1,999.00

(was $2,199.00) save $200.00

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional-quality models. The Replicator 2 has a resolution capability of 100 microns (0.1 mm), a massive 410 cubic inch build volume, and a sturdy steel frame.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional-quality models. The Replicator 2 has a resolution capability of 100 microns (0.1 mm), a massive 410 cubic inch build volume, and a sturdy steel frame.

 

 

Overview

Affordable 3D printing

Desktop 3D printing

MakerBot 3D printers are used around the globe by professional designers and engineers, and by early adopting, trendsetting, barrier-busting individuals to create better things, faster. Prototypes, products, parts, inventions, tools, toys, and inspiration all start in the MakerBot 3D ecosystem.

100 Micron Layer Resolution

100-micron layer resolution

Create smooth, professional-quality objects right off the build platform, with no sanding or post-production needed.

Make bigger things with bigger build volume

410 cubic inch build volume

Make multi-part projects or big things at one time in the Replicator 2's massive build volume of 410 cubic inches (11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 inches).

Made for for MakerBot PLA Filament

PLA Filament

MakerBot PLA is a renewable bioplastic that sticks to the platform reliably with practically no peeling, curling, sliding, or shrinking, creating professional-quality models and prototypes.

Simple, more powerful software

Simple, more powerful software

MakerBot MakerWare software makes it intuitive to move, rotate, and scale models, and lets you make multiple models at once. Now you can get more done, faster than ever.

1. Who is MakerBot?

Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot is a global leader in desktop 3D printing. There are over 20,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world, used by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the company's fourth-generation machine, setting new standards in 3D printing for resolution, build volume, speed, ease of use, and affordability.

2. What is Desktop 3D Printing?

3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, means building objects layer by layer based on a 3D design. This differs from traditional manufacturing, such as machining, which often involves subtracting a material in order to achieve a certain shape. MakerBot sells top-of-the-line 3D printers that are made, priced, and sized for the desktop. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer measures 14.7 x 19.1 x 12.8 inches, making it ideal for a workspace or tabletop at home or in the office.

3. What’s new about the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional quality models. It sets a new standard in resolution and accuracy (true-to-life models) and build volume (size of model).

Top features include:

  • 100 micron layer resolution
  • Large build volume: 410 cubic inches (11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 inches)
  • No-curl, no-shrink MakerBot PLA Filament, a sturdy, renewable bioplastic
  • Professionally engineered and expertly built
  • Pop-out build platform for convenient print retrieval
  • New MakerBot MakerWare software that speeds the 3D printing process
  • Responsive, expert customer support

4. How good is the quality of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer sets an entirely new standard in resolution and accuracy. It features a default layer resolution of 100 microns (0.1 mm). That's over 2.5 times finer than the default layer resolution of the original MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, enabling users to make objects so smooth they don't need sanding or any other post-production. Experienced users will be able to achieve even higher layer resolutions, up to 20 microns.

5. How big is the build space on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer has a very large build volume of 410 cubic inches (11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 inches). The MakerBot Replicator 2 gives users 37% more space to build in than the original MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, meaning users can think and make bigger than ever. The new build volume is ideal for large architectural or mechanical models, and for projects with many different parts that can be assembled.

6. What can a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer make?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is an ideal machine for making true-to-life replicas, high-resolution models, functional prototypes, visual aids, real world products, and more. Designed and optimized for the renewable bioplastic PLA, the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer makes things quickly and efficiently that are functional, look great, and feel amazing to the touch.

7. Who should buy a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

It's the ideal tool for professional designers and engineers, and for early adopting, trendsetting, barrier-busting individuals to create better things, faster. The combination of high-resolution, massive build volume, increased build speed, and user-friendly software make it the perfect machine for modeling, rapid prototyping, short-run production applications, and just having fun making three-dimensional objects. The MakerBot Replicator 2 runs quietly and fits perfectly on a desk, workbench, countertop, or table without marring any surfaces.

8. What software and operating system do you need to run a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. In order for your computer to communicate with the MakerBot Replicator 2, you need to download the new MakerBot MakerWare Desktop 3D Printer software. It includes everything you need to prepare models for your MakerBot, including a lightning fast toolpath engine and a brand new user-friendly interface.

9. What is the layer resolution of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The 100-micron layer resolution setting on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer enables users to create smooth, professional-quality objects right off the build platform, with no sanding or post-production needed. With MakerBot's new user-friendly MakerWare software, experienced users can achieve even finer resolutions, down to 20 microns.

10. What is the difference between the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2X Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 has a larger build volume and a single extruder that is engineered and optimized for the renewable bioplastic PLA. The MakerBot Replicator 2 is dramatically easier to use than previous MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers that were based on ABS filament.

11. What's so great about MakerBot PLA Filament?

MakerBot PLA Filament is the perfect source material for making detailed, beautiful, professional-quality models and final products. PLA is a renewable bioplastic that sticks to the platform reliably with practically no peeling, curling, sliding, or shrinking, creating professional-quality models and prototypes. What's more, you will use 32% less energy than building with ABS plastic. With MakerBot PLA Filament you will make professional-quality prototypes and huge pieces with dimensional stability, meaning that what you design is what you get.

  • MakerBot PLA Filament (1 lb starter spool of Natural PLA)
  • Filament guide tube
  • Spool holder
  • Hex wrenches
  • Acrylic build plate
  • Power supply and cable
  • USB-A to USB-B cable
  • SD card
  • PTFE-based grease

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