3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini
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 Mini measures indeed 29.5 l x 31.0 P x 38.1 H cm (11.6 l x 12.2 P x 15.0 H inches), making it ideal for a professional or domestic environment.
Presentation of the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini
The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini is the ideal printer to get started with 3D printing for being affordable and intuitive. The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini features the fast and easy One Touch™ 3D Printing. It features also a build volume of 10.0 L x 10 W x 12.5 H cm (3.9 L x 3.9 W x 4.9 H inches) and plug-and-play features. The 3D printer Makerbot Replicator Mini has been optimised for speed, comes with a build plate that requires no leveling, and has a 200 microns layer print resolution.
The 3D printer Replicator Mini embeds 5th generation technology setting new ease of use, quality and reliability standards. It has been optimised for MakerBot PLA filament, offers downloads of free MakerBot verified and ready to print 3D models from Thingiverse.com, MakerBot’s 3D design community.
Announced at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014, the press has already given many awards to the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini:
- "Best of CES 2014 Greatest Hits" by PC PRO
- "CES 2014 Best in Show" by Digital Trends
- "CES 2014 Best in Show" by ZDNET
- "CES 2014 Editors' Choice" by Popular Mechanics
You can find in this video an introduction to 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini :
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 Mini 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.
Optimized for Makerbot PLA Filament
The 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini 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.
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.
Key features of the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini
The main key features are the following:
- 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 Mini
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.
3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini 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 Mini!
You can find more details about the 3D printer MakerBot Replicator Mini in the documents below: