What is a MakerBot?
In 2009, MakerBot were there right at the beginning of the new generation of affordable 3D printers. Now, with backing from Stratasys (market leaders in industrial 3D printing) this experience has led to the evolution of a range of 3D printers widely used by hobbyists, design professionals and educators. The MakerBot Replicator+ model has excellent visibility with an open and easily accessible build platform.
Keeping it Simple
Ready to go, right out of the box. MakerBot 3D printers offer a straightforward setup experience and easy-to-use software with no tinkering required.
Often, good engineering design is a case of ‘keep it simple’, and the MakerBot range are designed to use a single material (PLA or ABS) with a single extruder. The quick-change MakerBot Smart Extruder+ has been rigorously tested in development for over 160,000 cumulative hours (that’s 18 years!) to ensure long lasting reliability.
Time v Resolution
A minimum layer resolution of 100 microns make smooth-to-the-touch surfaces a reality without sanding or finishing. At the other end of the spectrum, the settings can be switched to 400 microns to produce a fast draft for quick iterations of an evolving design. The innovative MinFill print mode saves time and money by printing only the minimum internal supports in areas that require structural support.
About the Hardware
The new flexible build plate with ‘Grip Build’ surface ensures that prints adhere firmly resulting in reduced warping and curling, and remove easily when the job is complete. The build plate is factory-levelled so your Replicator+ is ready to use. All models have a built-in camera for print monitoring which can be accessed from any browser on any device, so you no longer need to rush your lunch to keep tabs on how that complex print is progressing!
The simple and intuitive MakerBot Print software is included. The setup process (with built-in animated preview) is quick and straightforward, and the software even allows fine-tuning of settings during printing. Files can be transferred to all models via direct USB connection, WiFi or wired ethernet connectivity.
The MakerBot Replicator+ combines unparalleled performance with superior results and lasting reliability. For greater reliability and precision, the Replicator+ features a redesigned gantry and Z-axis, with strengthened components.