MakerBot Replicator+

July 1, 2017 - Comment

The MakerBot Replicator+ is engineered and tested for reliable, faster printing. The Replicator+ prints high-quality concept models faster, easier, and with a bigger build volume. Combined with makerbot’s powerful workflow tools, the MakerBot Replicator+ streamlines desktop 3D printing for professionals and educators. To ensure unparalleled performance, the Replicator+ features a sturdier construction, a 25 percent

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(as of October 19, 2017 5:00 pm UTC - Details)

The MakerBot Replicator+ is engineered and tested for reliable, faster printing. The Replicator+ prints high-quality concept models faster, easier, and with a bigger build volume. Combined with makerbot’s powerful workflow tools, the MakerBot Replicator+ streamlines desktop 3D printing for professionals and educators. To ensure unparalleled performance, the Replicator+ features a sturdier construction, a 25 percent bigger build volume, better print adhesion, and more. The SMART extruder+ and all ease-of-use features from the previous MP07825 come standard. The Replicator+ is also compatible with makerbot’s new slate Gray tough PLA filament bundle, created for Engineers and designers.

Product Features

  • 30% faster print time than the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
  • The larger build volume allows you to print models 25% larger than the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
  • To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for over 380,000 hours across multiple facilities
  • For improved reliability and precision, the gantry and z-stage are redesigned with stiffer materials and sturdier construction
  • Easier print adhesion and removal using the flex build Plate with grip surface. Prints adhere better to new grip surface resulting in reduced warping and curling. No Blue tape required

Comments

Jetguy says:

Much improved over previous generation, but still has print qaulity and noise problems compared to other brands Updated review again based on order for spare build plate and grip surface pack directly through Makerbot. I ordered on the 26th of last month (more than 30 days ago) and after a dispute with them today, canceled the order because they cannot ship until maybe next week. Makerbot store cannot tell you stock status or how long you might wait for filament or supplies for this printer. It’s pathetic in 2016 to find an online store and they cannot even tell you if they can ship you parts and supplies. I’m knocking this down to 1 star. At best, it was 3 stars for an overpriced and under performing 3D printer, now it’s 1 star for the worst customer experience on the planet. If you need build surface or grip packs for this printer- best of luck dealing with MakerBot. It’s not that they aren’t friendly, but talking on the phone does you zero good if you need parts or supplies. Find another brand that understands logistics. The MakerBot name is trash. Again, I still have an ongoing ticket with…

Jon says:

Both were defective to the point of becoming paper weights. The first one we received had problems with the Z Height. The nozzle dragged across the build plate every time after detecting the height during the start of a print. We tried compensating the Z offset to the max of 0.8mm in the software and it still dragged across the build plate. So something was off in the height detection that was greater than any compensation could overcome. We shipped it back and opted for a replacement from Amazon. The replacement setup went smoothly and the test print built perfectly. Then it went downhill fast. It made it 1 hour into our first actual print and then the machine simply turned off. It will power on just long enough to show “starting up” on the LCD before going black and never turning on. Shipping it back and going with a different manufacturer.

Amazon Customer says:

Don’t waste your money on this junk! For $2500, this is way over priced for the quality. I had the replicator 2 and it worked like a dream. I hoped this one with the smart extruder would be just as good if not better. Wrong. The auto calibration is a joke, as all it did was melt my build plate in the middle. It auto unloads the filament after each print but doesn’t auto load it for the new one so you have to load it every single time. The camera for remote printing seemed like a wonderful new addition but it’s positioned in the front, blocked by the extruder, so even if the video did run smooth playback (which it doesn’t, it lags like crazy) you can’t see your print. Also, addressing the auto unload of the filament, it renders the remote printing useless, since you’d have to be there to load the filament before your print. I gave two stars because I sacrificed quality for convenience, which may have been a factor in my printers performance. What Amazon failed to mention, was that yes it comes in a box neatly packaged…

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