MakerBot Replicator 2

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The has a durable steel framework having body panels made of PVC plastic. This printer has an acrylic build plate and only uses PLA filaments. Because of the bigger size you can use this printer to create models of size ranging up to 410 cubic inches.

The Replicator 2 can print models of size approximately 6.1 x11.2 x 6 inches with perfection. A drawback of this printer is that it only uses PLA filament. Which means, ABS filament are not supported by Replicator 2. One thing, you will love about this printer is its speed, if you are ok with the filament disadvantage, you will certainly enjoy this advantage. Depending on your settings, it can print medium sized objects such as a cell phone casing in a matter of 18 minutes. Furthermore, it has an acrylic build plate which will reduce the curling of the edges of the model.

This printer is comparable to the other 3D printer types, when it comes to the physical size. The printer’s size is approximately 19 x 14.7 x 16.5 inches and it weighs about 25 pounds. This means that you can move it from place to place but you might not want to do it on regular basis. There is not much of color choice for you as the Replicator 22 only comes in one color which is black and it is framed with powder coated steel. The presence of a steel frame provides strength and the PVC panels help keeping the device lightweight.

The Replicator 2 provides you with all the necessary components that you require for creating your models and projects. The kit also includes a power supply cable and a USB cable. It also comes with printing software that enables you to print objects from the printer. The USB cable is used  to connect this printer to the computer. They also provide you a spool of filament with the printer so that you can start printing models right away.
The Replicator 2 uses USB cable to connect to the computer however this is not the only way to connect to the computer.  It also has an SD card slot which provides another mean of additional connectivity. You can transfer data, designs between computer and the printer via SD cards. However, this printer does not use Wi-Fi and hence does not support connectivity via wireless connection.


The Replicator 2 creators, MakerBot also provide you customer help and support. You can reach MakerBot in number of ways. You can contact them via phone or through email. They also have an online blog which keeps you up to date with latest information. You can also ask for help on this blog. In addition to this, MakerBot offers one of the best warranties in 3D printer industry. It provides a healthy one year warranty to it’s buyers for the Replicator 2 3D printer.


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