Printing will start automatically when the extruder and build platform reach the proper temperature. Please check your local sales tax laws. Our test objects printed well for the most part, though a few had rough areas. The Replicator 2X ships with a roll of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS plastic filament, for which, according to MakerBot, the printer is optimized. It also has wear-resistant, oil-infused bronze bearings for less maintenance since they do not have to be washed, dissolved, scrubbed, or taped. It has three settings for resolution layer height:

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While your 3D model may be enclosed, the clear-view top and sides allow you to monitor the progress of your 3D print. The 3-point leveling system adjusts the build platform more precisely than the previous model, and stays level longer. In conjunction with MakerBot MakerWare software, you’ll be able to quickly and efficiently print your 3D models with ease, thanks to the user-friendly interface and intuitive icons and menus.

Prints from SD cards. My experience with controlling the MakerBot with this panel was frustrating, however.

See any errors on this page? Using the controller and display, you can makerboy and unload filament from each extruder, level the build plate, preheat the extruders and build plate, print from an SD card, and more.

The Look button let you see a virtual representation of the object from different replicatoe. High micronsMedium micronsand Low microns.

According to MakerBot, the Replicator 2X ships with its build plate covered with Kapton tape similar to the blue painters’ tape available in hardware storeswhich helps with adhesion and reducing the curling. Ultimaker 2 3D Printers Ultimaker 2.


View All 6 Photos in Gallery. The thermal core design stabilizes the internal temperature for more reliable prints, leading to less maintenance and more uptime. Once a string of filament starts emerging from the extruder, you can stop the extrusion, and you’re ready replicato start printing. You then need to level the build plate, which consists of following the instructions on the LCD to tighten three screws in different positions around the build plate so that a sheet of paper will fit snugly in between extruder and plate at each point, and then double- and triple-checking the alignment.

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The high resolution 3D models are so smooth they require little to no sanding mmakerbot post-production. The Replicator 2X did well in printing two-color objects whose sections fit together seamlessly except for a bit of plastic stubble.

Home Computers Printers vquqvzvacvdwbudaffcbvzbwccuuresxxx. MakerWare has user-friendly interface with intuitive icons and controls. Later one of the cables started to fail because the design constantly stressed it as it moved back and forth. Be the first to review this item. It still sits broken The Object button lets you highlight individual objects say, one of the parts of a two-color object. The Replicator 2X ships with a roll makerrbot acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS plastic filament, for which, according to MakerBot, the printer is optimized.


The bad connection made the head stutter and lose it’s place. Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer is rated 1.

It was far too easy to accidentally launch some function by mistake, which I did many times in testing. As Analyst for printers, scanners, and projectors, Tony Hoffman tests and reviews these products and provides news coverage for these categories.

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Pressing Make calls up a dialog box that lets you either print or export the file to your hard drive or an SD cardand lets you set material ABS or PLAresolution, number of extruders, and other factors.

Cons Unwieldy LCD and keypad control combo. The Replicator 2X has a heated build plate, which can reduce the curling, but even so, several early test objects curled enough to look decidedly lopsided. You can add more than one object in the build area to be printed simultaneously.

MakerBot Replicator 2X

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Launching the software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC reveals a full-screen representation of the printer’s build area. The enclosed sides block drafts and stabilize the ABS cooling period for less replixator and peeling on your 3D prints. It does well in reducing the curl in ABS plastic.