MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, 5th Generation

August 30, 2015 - Comment

The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer provides Fifth Generation ease of use and connectivity for all your 3D printing needs. Offering the easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print, the MakerBot Replicator’s large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making. 100-micron layer resolution accelerates the design process by enabling professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and models to be created right at your desk. Perfect for educational use. Educates students how to think, imagine, create, craft and print in 3D, while preparing them for the jobs of the future. MakerBot is continually improving and iterating on our hardware, software, and firmware. Our Smart Extruder is more reliable and allows you to create higher quality prints when paired with our latest firmware and software. Get the most from your MakerBot 3D Print by keeping your firmware and software up to date. Product Features The easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print Fifth Generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use Large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making 100-micron layer resolution enables the creation of professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models, right at your desk Supported by the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, a growing, synergetic ecosystem of products, materials, software, accessories, services and content that integrate seamlessly with each other to provide a satisfying MakerBot experience

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The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer provides Fifth Generation ease of use and connectivity for all your 3D printing needs. Offering the easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print, the MakerBot Replicator’s large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making. 100-micron layer resolution accelerates the design process by enabling professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and models to be created right at your desk. Perfect for educational use. Educates students how to think, imagine, create, craft and print in 3D, while preparing them for the jobs of the future.

MakerBot is continually improving and iterating on our hardware, software, and firmware. Our Smart Extruder is more reliable and allows you to create higher quality prints when paired with our latest firmware and software. Get the most from your MakerBot 3D Print by keeping your firmware and software up to date.

Product Features

  • The easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print
  • Fifth Generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use
  • Large build volume accelerates rapid prototyping and model making
  • 100-micron layer resolution enables the creation of professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models, right at your desk
  • Supported by the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, a growing, synergetic ecosystem of products, materials, software, accessories, services and content that integrate seamlessly with each other to provide a satisfying MakerBot experience

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Don’t buy this printer, there are so many better options ***** UPDATE! *****Hi folks. I wanted to address a few comments written about this review and then add a couple of updates.We did receive a new extruder within a few after this was written. Since then we haven’t had much to print on it until the last 3 weeks or so, when we’ve been printing a fair few parts. The printhead now doesn’t really particularly jam, but it does air print or fail to print, probably around 50% of the time. This particularly true of black-PLA (we use only MakerBot PLA). So needless to say we’re still pretty disappointed.However what’s even more unpleasant (and please feel free to correct me if I am wrong in my understanding). We’ve gotten some updates from the generic Makerbot e-mail service. First it appears that the ‘extruder that jams’ is no longer considered a factory defect. If you would like a replacement, you must either purchase one, or keep up with MakerBot support. Furthermore, MakerBot and their website are now…

Ben says:

A complete disaster This purchase was a complete disaster, and I’ve chalked it up to a loss at this point. The printer never quite worked properly, but became totally unusable after a few days. The temperature would spontaneously drop to the point where prints would abort, the print head would bump into the table to due to firmware bugs and completely non-functional assisted leveling, the print quality was awful, and the extruder would make ugly sounding noises. After the slowest customer service experience I’ve ever had (and I’m a Comcast customer…) they agreed to replace the extruder.With the replacement extruder, the print quality is still terrible, the ugly noise persists, and they’ve simply locked the software at a lower temperature to avoid the low temperature cutoff. And customer service is ignoring my emails… probably because they’re being inundated by support requests from people with the same problems.Buy something else. Anything else. Get a toaster – it will…

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