MakerBot Industries

No longer open source, the Replicator 2 nevertheless impresses with major upgrades.

Torture test print. Click to view large.

THE REPLICATOR 2 IS THE NEWEST ITERATION OF MAKERBOT’S wildly popular Replicator. Now faster, quieter, and with a paper-thin 100-micron minimum layer height, the Replicator 2 is worthy of its 2.0 badge. It sports a new steel frame, oil-impregnated bronze linear bearings, and a 37% larger build volume, and it’s optimized for PLA.

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  • 3D Design for Beginners
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  • Primo Features LCD control panel, cold pause, paper-thin layer heights
  • Print volume 11.2″×6″×6.1″
  • Print speed 80–100mm/sec
  • Print material PLA
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.10mm–0.34mm
  • Machine software MakerWare
  • Slicing software MakerWare
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source No
  • Price as tested $2,199
  • Pedigree MakerBot Replicator
  • Print without PC? Yes, SD card

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