The Replicator+ is a desktop 3D printer that transforms digital designs into solid objects by laying down thin layers of molten plastic. It is used by educators, designers, engineers, and makers.
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Did You Know?
Thingiverse is MakerBot’s giant 3D printing library, with over 2 million 3D printable files.
There are MakerBots in over 7,000 schools worldwide.
Printing labs at MakerBot headquarters are called Bot Farms, and their technicians are the Bot Farmers.
In 2016, MakerBot became the first company to sell over 100,000 3D printers.
- Replicator+ model: Default layer resolution of 100 microns (0.1 mm). Able to print designs up to a size of 29.5 x 19.5 x 16.5 cm (11.6 x 7.7 x 6.5 in). Has sensor-laden swappable extruders, a flexible build plate, and an onboard camera for monitoring.
- 41 cm | 16.1 in
- 52.8 cm | 20.8 in
- 44.1 cm | 17.4 in
- 18.33 kg | 40.4 lb
- N/A km/h | N/A mph
- Hall effect sensor, filament detection, thermocouple, rational encoder, onboard camera, positioning switches
- DC brushless bipolar stepper motors
- AC/DC 150-watt power supply
- Custom circuit boards, real-time microcontrollers, 32-bit TI Sitara main processor
- Custom software: MakerBot Print (custom 3D print preparation and slicer), My MakerBot (browser-based cloud 3D printing platform and slicer), and Thingiverse (browser-based 3D printable file sharing, version tracking, and visualizer)
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 3 (Gantry - X,Y plane: 2 DoF; Build Platform - Z plane: 1 DoF)
- Polycarbonate case, aluminum Z stage and gantry, steel frame, zytel extruder casing, aluminum extruder components, polycarbonate build plate
Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach Smith founded MakerBot Industries in January 2009. In 2009, they sold 750 MakerBots, and in 2010, they sold 2,300 MakerBots. As of September 2012, the company had sold more than 13,000 printers and raised $10 million in venture funding. By 2016, they became the first company to sell 100,000 plus 3D printers. The Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ are the 5th and 6th models created by the company, following the Cupcake CNC and Thing-O-Matic. The Replicator was the first MakerBot to be offered fully assembled.