3D Printer MakerBot Replicator 2
About 3D Printing
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling.
3D printers were very big and costly in the past, however MakerBot now sells high-range 3D printers designed, sized and affordable for a professional and domestic use.
3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 measures indeed 38 x 49 x 32 cm (14,7 x 19,1 x 12,8 inches), making it ideal for a preofessional or domestic environment.
3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 presentation
The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop is an ideal machine for making true-to-life replicas, high-resolution models, functioning prototypes, visual aids, real world products, and more. Designed and optimized for the renewable bio-plastic PLA, The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer makes things quickly and efficiently that not only look great, but also feel amazing to the touch.
The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop is the ideal tool for the professional or amateur designer. The combination of high-resolution, massive build volume, increased build speed, and user friendly hardware and software make it the perfect machine for modeling, quick prototyping, tooling, short-run production applications, and just having fun making three- dimensional “things”. The MakerBot Replicator 2 works quietly and fits perfectly on a desk, workbench, countertop, or table without marring any surfaces.
The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 brings a completely new standard in the resolution and accuracy printing. The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 has an industry-leading default layer resolution of 100 microns (0.1 mm). That’s over 2.5 times finer than the default layer resolution of the first generation 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Desktop meaning users can make objects so smooth they don’t need sanding or any other post-production. Experienced users will have the freedom to work in even higher layer resolutions, up to 20 microns.
The following video shows the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 in action:
Key features of the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2
- 100-micron layer resolution
- Very large build volume: 410 in3 (11.2 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H in)/6691.0 cm3 (28.4 x 15.5 x 15.2 cm)
- No-curl, no-shrink MakerBot PLA Filament, a sturdy, renewable bioplastic
- Professionally engineered and expertly built for speed
- Pop-out build platform for convenient print retrieval
- New MakerBot MakerWare software that speeds the 3D printing process
- Brand new look and feel
- Responsive, expert customer support
3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Software and System requirements
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 our new 3D printer MakerBot MakerWare Desktop software. MakerWare is free software that includes everything you need to prepare models for your MakerBot, including a lightning fast toolpath engine and a brand new user-friendly interface.
3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Specific features
The MakerBot Replicator 2 PLA Single Extruder Desktop 3D Printer is engineered and optimized for the renewable bioplastic PLA. It features a single toolhead and a pop-out acrylic build plate, which is ideal for MakerBot PLA Filament. The MakerBot Replicator 2 is also dramatically easier to use than previous MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers that were based on ABS filament.
MakerBot PLA Filament is the perfect source material for making detailed, beautiful, professional-quality models and final products. Our materials research department has put countless hours into developing reliable filament that sticks to the platform without peeling, cracking, or curling. Even better, MakerBot PLA Filament is highly reliable, even without a heated platform, saving you 32% in energy costs. MakerBot PLA Filament comes in a variety of colors and effects, including translucent, fluorescent, glittery and metallic.
3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Resources
On the MakerBot community site Thingiverse, MakerBot owners can access and contribute to a “universe of things. Over 28,000 projects, models, and things are available that can be downloaded and printed on a 3D Printer MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop!
You can find more details about 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 in the following documents: