MakerBot Replicator 2
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68 3D printers
11.62 - 17.35M
NaN% of all 3D printersYes
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maximum creation size
layer thickness
nozzle size
number of extruder heads
1.75mm filament diameter

MakerBot Replicator 2: 14 facts and highlights

1. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
MakerBot Replicator 2
35% have it
26
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2. 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 2
56% have it
26
0

3. thickness

550mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
25
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4. height

430mm
Robox: 240mm
25
0

5. shipping weight

The shipping weight gives you the information about the all package weight.
16.80t
botObjects ProDesk3D: 30kg
25
0

6. weight

11.50kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.10g
25
0

7. 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 2
76% have it
25
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8. width

590mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
25
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9. 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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
25
0

10. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
25
0

11. 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).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.40µm
25
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12. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
1
Da Vinci 3D Printer: 12
25
0

13. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
153 x 285 x 155
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 609 x 500 x 850
25
0

14. 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.
0.40mm
Robox: 0.30mm
25
0

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