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Replicator+

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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.

Creator
MakerBot Industries
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2016
Type
Consumer, Education
Creator
MakerBot Industries
Country
United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Year
2016
Type
Consumer, Education

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Specs

FEATURES
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.
HEIGHT
41 cm | 16.1 in
LENGTH
52.8 cm | 20.8 in
WIDTH
44.1 cm | 17.4 in
WEIGHT
18.33 kg | 40.4 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Hall effect sensor, filament detection, thermocouple, rational encoder, onboard camera, positioning switches
ACTUATORS
DC brushless bipolar stepper motors
POWER
AC/DC 150-watt power supply
COMPUTING
Custom circuit boards, real-time microcontrollers, 32-bit TI Sitara main processor
SOFTWARE
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)
MATERIALS
Polycarbonate case, aluminum Z stage and gantry, steel frame, zytel extruder casing, aluminum extruder components, polycarbonate build plate
COST
$2,499
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
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.
WEBSITE
https://www.makerbot.com/