A Video Tour of the MakerBot Replicator 2

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A Video Tour of the MakerBot Replicator 2

As part of MAKE’s research for our upcoming special issue, Make: Ultimate Guide to the 3D Printers (on newsstands Nov 20, 2012), we had an opportunity to take the new MakerBot Replicator 2 for a test drive. Here’s a tour of the new machine.

10 thoughts on “A Video Tour of the MakerBot Replicator 2

  1. MakerBot Announces the Replicator 2 Desktop Printer & A Manhattan Retail Store says:

    […] 410 cubic inch build volume” (was 270 microns in original Replicator) (full specs). Here is MAKE’s video tour of the new […]

  2. johnstoner says:

    still an open source design? What other models did you compare to?

  3. Sean Ragan says:

    The decision to do away with the heated bed and commit to a PLA-only platform is pretty brilliant, IMHO. PLA is better all around: melts cooler, doesn’t smell nasty, and is biodegradable. Streamlines and simplifies the design, too, by doing away with the bed heater and associated electronics.

  4. Jeremie says:

    I’m wondering what that removable plate is. I want it on my machine if it’s easy to remove parts.

  5. The next version….Drool! | says:

    […] A Video Tour of the MakerBot Replicator 2 As part of MAKE’s research for our upcoming special issue, Make: Ultimate Guide to the 3D Printers (on newsstands Nov 20, 2012), we had an opportunity to take the new MakerBot Replicator 2 fo… […]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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