MakerBot Replicator Z18
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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MakerBot Replicator Z18: 21 facts and highlights

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Z18
20% have it

2. 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 Z18
51% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator Z18
12% have it

4. 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 Z18
4% have it

5. 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 Z18
35% 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 Z18
56% have it

7. Has a heated build platform

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.
MakerBot Replicator Z18
45% have it

8. maximum operating temperature

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

9. height

10. USB ports

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

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).

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 Z18
6% have it

13. thickness

15. lowest potential operating temperature

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

16. shipping weight

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

17. 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 Z18
76% have it

19. weight

20. 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.

21. 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.

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