3D Printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

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The new 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation has an 11% larger build volume and faster print times than the previous 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 2 generations.
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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 5th generation measures indeed 52.8 L x 44.1 l x 41.0 H cm (20.8 x 17.4 x 16.2 inches), making it ideal for a professional or domestic environment.

Presentation of the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation is based on the MakerBot printing platform, which provides an improved reliability, is easy to use and offers seamless connectivity.

The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation features a build volume 11% larger than the previous generation, it's 7,522 cubic centimeters (456 cubic inches).

The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation brings a new standard of printing resolution and accuracy with a 100 micron layer resolution (0,1 mm), so you can get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing, or postproduction.

You can find in this video an introduction to 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th génération:

 

Featuring Smart Extruder

MakerBot found out that most users prefer the reliability and ease of use of a single extruder. A single extruder can achieve many of the goals of a multiple extruder, including printing in multiple colors. You can print in multiple colors with a single extruder by pausing a print and swapping filament, or by printing in multiple pieces and assembling.

The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation contains one extruder — the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder. Features of the newly designed Smart Extruder include the ability to detect filament absence and automatically pause your prints, and send notifications to your MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps.

3D Printer MakerBot Replicator Mini Smart Extruder

Optimized for Makerbot PLA Filament

The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation are optimized for MakerBot PLA Filament. MakerBot PLA Filament is the best and most consistent filament for MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers. MakerBot PLA Filament is a very reliable material to work with, provides excellent surface finish, and is offered in a wide range of colors.

If you have existing spools of MakerBot PLA Filament, you can load the filament through the top of the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder, but the existing spool will not fit into the filament drawer.

MakerBot PLA Filament for 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

3.5-inch Full Color LCD Display

The on-board user interface and intuitive dial create a rich user experience is available through the full color LCD display, which helps you to access your object library and see previews of your 3D model files. The onboard utilities help you set up and maintain your printer.

3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini 3.5-inch Full Color LCD Display

Key features of the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

The main key features are the following:

  • Powerful ARM9™ processor for rapid printing
  • On-board storage for files, models and library
  • Seamless connectivity: USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi (available soon through a firmware update)
  • «Cloud enabled» Printer: connect to your library wherever you are
  • On-board camera for print monitoring and easy sharing
  • MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder which is easy to swap or replace, detects filament absence and automatically pauses your prints, and sends notifications to your MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps
  • On-board utilities to help you set up and maintain your printer
  • Apps: MakerBot Mobile, MakerBot Desktop, and MakerBot PrintShop
  • Easy access to MakerBot Thingiverse, to your models in your personal MakerBot Cloud Library, and to your purchases from the MakerBot Digital Store, and more

 

Software and system requirements for the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

The MakerBot Desktop app is a complete, free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints, compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. MakerBot Desktop is the next generation of software for your MakerBot 3D Printer and is a complete replacement for MakerBot MakerWare. Once MakerBot Desktop is available, MakerBot MakerWare will no longer be separately released, but all of its features for preparing and printing 3D models will continue to be available to you within the Prepare tab of MakerBot Desktop.

The MakerBot Mobile app gives you the power to monitor and control your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer and access all things MakerBot from your mobile device.

 

MakerBot Mobile for 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation

3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation resources

On Thingiverse MakerBot community, MakerBot owners can access and contribute to an "universe of objects". More than 28,000 projects, models and objects are available or download and can be printed on a 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation!

You can find more details about the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation in the documents below:

MakerBot Thingiverse Community

MakerBot Thingiverse Community

3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5th generation user manual in a PDF version

3D printer MakerBot Replicator 5ème génération user manual in a PDF version

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