The Replicator 2X is one of Makerbot’s 3D printer creations. Makerbot are in 3D printer industry since 2009. This device is safer as compared to other 3D printers as it includes housing which means it provides protection from the open printer parts that can cause harm like burns etc. One great thing about this 3D technology is that this device is capable of printing objects in two colors at the same time. It has support for SD cards and USB data cable.
Because of its big size, the Replicator 2X will be able to print designs of dimensions 6.1 x 9.7 x 6 inches. It can print two different colors at the same time. The housing prevents the drafts to get to your print during printing and serves as an extra safety measure in the Replicator 2X. This is one of the fastest 3D printers, you will find with the maximum printing speed of 200 mm per second. With this speed, it will be able to print the cell phone casing in a matter of 10 minutes.
However, if you are thinking about ordering this printer then, you must know that you will have to wait at least 8 weeks for the delivery because of the long lead-time which is approximately 56 days. The Replicator 2X has a steel framework with PVC panels which not only make it lightweight but also adds a bit of valuable strength to the machine. You will not have choice of colors for this printer as it is only available in powder-coated black. This is large printer whose dimensions are approximately 20 x 19 x 12.5 inches. But despite its big size and heavy internal machinery, it weighs no more than 28 pounds. It is heavier when compared to the other printers that fall in its league; still it can be carried around and transported from one place to other.
The printer kit will include a power supply cable, the USB cable for connectivity. SD slot is also available in this printer for the same purpose but there is no flash drive support. You will be able to transfer design files from computer to the printer with USB cable and SD cards. The kit also includes the printing software, which is necessary for setting up and giving commands to the printer from computer. This is a big benefit because you will not have to waste dollars on buying the expensive software separately and can start printing stuff as soon as the machine arrives.
You will be delighted to know that MakerBot provides a heavy one-year warranty on the purchase of Replicator 2X. You can also contact them for help and support via phone and email. Unfortunately, they do not maintain company specific forums and blog on their website. The website directs you to ’thingaverse.com’. You can learn much about the current 3D printing technology advancements and may also find help for your problems on this website.