MakerBot Replicator
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MakerBot Replicator: 26 facts and highlights

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator
20% have it

2. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
MakerBot Replicator
27% have it

3. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
MakerBot Replicator
51% have it

4. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator
12% have it

5. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
MakerBot Replicator
4% have it

6. 1.75mm filament diameter

The 1.75mm filament diameter is gradually overtaking the previous 3mm standard. The 1.75mm filament feeds into the printer with greater ease and allows for more detail in the printing process.
MakerBot Replicator
56% have it

7. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

8. number of extruder heads

More extruder heads will allow you to use different colours or different types of material at the same time. A second extruder is also required to build PVA/PLA support structures around items as they are printed.

9. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
MakerBot Replicator
76% have it

10. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).

11. Has an automatic platform calibrator

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.
MakerBot Replicator
14% have it

12. Prints in full colour

Similar to regular 2d printers, these 3d printers will mix different colours between cartridges. The combination of these colours allows the printer to reproduce the colour spectrum therefore allowing you to print in almost any colour.
MakerBot Replicator
6% have it

13. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

14. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

15. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

16. nozzle size

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.

17. height

19. weight

21. thickness

22. shipping weight

The shipping weight gives you the information about the all package weight.

23. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

24. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

25. higher z-axis resolution

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

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