Sep.20, 2012

Today, MakerBot, the leader in Desktop 3D Printing, is holding a press conference announcing the launch of new Replicator 2 fully assembled desktop 3D printer, as well as its first retail store. It can work with PLA filament, the bioplastic that sticks to the platform without peeling, curling or shrinking problems that you have with ABS. The Replicator 2 is designed specially for architects, designers, and engineers who need good quality models for demonstration and prototyping.

Replicator 2 features 100-micron layer resolution. The Max. Build pieces can up to 11.2 L x 6.1 W x 6 H in(12.75 in diagonal), 37% more volume than the original.


  • Build Volume: 11.2 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H in [28.5 x 15.3 x 15.5 cm]
  • Layer Resolution: High 100 microns [0.0039 in] / Medium 270 microns [0.0106 in] / Low 340 microns [0.0133 in]
  • Positioning Precision: XY: 11 microns [0.0004 in]; Z: 2.5 microns [0.0001 in]
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm [0.069 in]
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm [0.015 in]
  • Weight: 25.4 lbs [11.5 kg]
  • 4-6 week lead time
  • price: $2,199.00

MakerBot also announced the launch of Makerware™ which can prepare models for printing up to 20 times faster with the new MakerBot slicing engine. It can drag and drop multiple models right onto the virtual build space, and then make them all at once.

Meanwhile Makerbot is developing MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer which is "for brave explorers with the patience to deal with ABS plastic and dual extrusion." The will be available in Jan.2013, the price is $2,799. Stay tuned here.

The MakerBot Store is opened at 298 Mulberry St. in Manhattan selling 3D printers, filament and 3D printed objects.


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makerbotsellsoutlikeaboss wrote at 9/20/2012 7:12:12 AM:

I am really disgusted with MakerBot.i bought r1 that never fully worked, that they wouldn't replace afterhours of dealing with technical support. They should have never released the first replicator. Its like the hardware version of vista. I hope this one is better but i will not buy from MakerBot for a while.what's with paying for support now? They couldn't even help me before.

Martin Johnson wrote at 9/20/2012 4:18:54 AM:

So... it's a Makerbot... but out of metal, with one head, and costs me $800 more. Sorry, but pass.

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