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MakerBot Replicator Z18

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MakerBot Replicator Z18 review: specs and price

MakerBot Replicator Z18
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MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than the average?

  • Nozzle size
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    0.4mmvs1.21mm
  • USB ports
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    1vs0.74
  • Thickness
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    304.8mmvs462.11mm
  • Lowest potential operating temperature
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    15°Cvs16.2°C
  • Shipping weight
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    52kgvs15.98t
  • Width
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    304.8mmvs469.02mm
  • Volume
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    42475.27cm³vs146934.11cm³
  • Height
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    457.2mmvs493.89mm

Price comparison

MakerBot Replicator Z18

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$4,262.47
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$1,999.00
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$2,999.99
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer Educator...MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer Educator Edition with PLA Filament, Lesson Plans and MakerBot Certification Professional Development Course
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$1,999.00
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firm...MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firmware Version 1.7+ and Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer bundle
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$4,285.46
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firm...MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firmware Version 1.7+ and Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer with Heated Build Plate, Includes Micro SD Card and Sample PLA Filament - 115365 bundle
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$4,482.46
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot - Build Plate - for Replicator ...MakerBot - Build Plate - for Replicator Z18
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$183.52
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP07027 MakerCare Preferred Pro...MakerBot MP07027 MakerCare Preferred Protection Plan for Replicator Z18-3 Year
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$561.71
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter,...MakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter, Small Spool (0.2kg/5lb), Translucent Orange Compatible with MakerBot Replicator+, Replicator Mini+ and Z18
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$25.00

General info

1.weight

41kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.
3.maximum operating temperature

32°C

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

304.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.lowest potential operating temperature

15°C

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

52kg

The gross weight of the product when packaged, including all wrapping, and boxing.

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.
2.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.
3.nozzle size

0.4mm

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.
4.number of extruder heads

1

More extruder heads allow you to use different colors and 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.

Materials

1.Prints in full color
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.
2.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

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).

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
3.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.USB ports

1

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

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is cloud enabled
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.

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