Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Frequent nozzle clogs during our tests. Top Previous 1 2 Next. MakerWare has user-friendly interface with intuitive icons and controls. Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer is rated 1. Our test objects printed well for the most part, though a few had rough areas.

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However, if you buy the filament elsewhere, be sure to confirm that it is compatible with the Replicator 2X, which uses spools with a wider inside diameter than many 3D printers.

MakerBot Replicator 2X

You then attach the included filament spool to one of the spool holders, attach the power supply, and turn the printer on. The friction-hinge door stays where you put it for easy print retrieval.

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The Replicator 2X did well in printing two-color objects whose sections fit together seamlessly except for a bit of plastic stubble. Pressing Make calls up a dialog box that lets you either print or export the file to your hard drive or an SD cardand lets you set material ABS or PLAresolution, number of extruders, and other factors.

Using the controller and display, you can load and unload filament from each extruder, level the build plate, preheat the extruders and build plate, print from an SD card, and more. A nut-and-bolt combo fit together snugly.


Setup Setup, following the instructions in the user guide, is straightforward, if a little involved. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time.

The print failure rate is very high. The 3-point leveling system adjusts the build platform more precisely than the previous model, and stays level longer. Please check your local sales tax laws. The Replicator 2X has a heated build plate, which can reduce the curling, but even so, several early test objects curled enough to look decidedly lopsided.

Makerbot sent a cable but it turned out to be a bad connection. You will be charged as soon as the manufacturer receives this drop-ship order. My experience with controlling the MakerBot with this panel was frustrating, however. MakerBot also provides updates to their MakerBot software in order to make it easier to generate dual-extrusion prints. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In front, to the left of the door, is a four-line monochrome LCD panel. There are also reference videos, tutorials, and thorough documentations available on the MakerBot website. The printer sans hood and filament spools measures The Best Tech Gifts for Women. The extruder has an easy-load filament lever, while the redesigned filament feeding system dramatically reduces stripping, skipping, and jamming.


Going back and forth with their support and sending pictures they still insisted it was the correct cable and when I asked which connection was unnecessary they stopped replying. Special Order Update Location close. Home Computers Printers vquqvzvacvdwbudaffcbvzbwccuuresxxx.

The build plate is also anodized for added durability. Inside the box is the build platform, which moves vertically, and near the top is the assembly that hold the two extruders, which move horizontally, both side to side and front to back. The enclosed sides block drafts and stabilize the ABS cooling period for less cracking and peeling on your 3D prints.

Launching the software on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC reveals a full-screen representation of the printer’s build area.

The constant filament feeding system has no parts that wear out or need adjustment. Frequent nozzle clogs during our tests.

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Output Quality Overall, output quality in our tests was good. It can also be used with polylactic acid PLA plastic. The magnetic latches prevent children from accessing the hot components while in use.