Mak­erbot’s 3D rev­o­lu­tion

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The Mak­erbot Repli­ca­tor™ is the new per­sonal 3D printer, with dual ex­tru­sion (2-color print­ing) and a big­ger print­ing foot­print, giv­ing en­hanced power to print things big.

The users can cre­ate their own 3D designs or down­load them, and turn their ideas into real, phys­i­cal ob­jects.

The new Mak­erbot Step­struder™ MK8 is the ex­truder part of the ma­chine that turns raw feed­stock into the ob­jects which the user wants to make. This en­gi­neer­ing mar­vel is cen­tral to ev­ery Mak­erbot. The Mak­erbot Repli­ca­tor™ may be or­dered with sin­gle or dual Mak­erbot Step­strud­ers on it. The dual ex­tru­sion op­tion is meant for print­ing with two dif­fer­ent colors at the same time. Mak­erbot Dual­stru­sion™ un­locks the abil­ity to make beau­ti­ful com­bi­na­tions of colors and opens the door to ex­per­i­ment­ing with multi-ma­te­rial ob­jects.

Each Mak­erbot Repli­ca­tor™ comes stan­dard with an LCD panel and video-game-style con­trol pad. The LCD screen pro­vides build sta­tis­tics and mon­i­tor­ing in­for­ma­tion, and full con­trol of the ma­chine with­out the use of a com­puter. Us­ing the SD Card slot, you can load mod­els and be­gin builds di­rectly from the con­trol pad. The Bot can be eas­ily packed up along with the SD card and cre­ate prints any­where.

The sin­gle-ex­truder ma­chines in­clude one kilo­gram spool of nat­u­ral ABS plas­tic, and dual-ex­truder ma­chines in­clude two kilo­gram spools; one nat­u­ral and one black.

Tech­ni­cal Spec­i­fi­ca­tions Print­ing

• Build en­ve­lope: 225 x145 x150 mil­lime­ters or 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 inches • Build Vol­ume: al­most 5 liters • Layer thick­ness: Choose .2-.3mm

with stock noz­zle. • Stock noz­zle di­am­e­ter: 0.4 mm • Speed: 40 mm/s • Flow rate: ap­prox­i­mately 24 cc/hr • Max­i­mum rec­om­mended

ex­truder tem­per­a­ture: 230 C • Max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture for heated

build plat­form: 120 C • Po­si­tion­ing pre­ci­sion: 2.5 mi­cron on Z axis 11 mi­cron on XY axes

Elec­tron­ics

• Mak­erbot Mighty Board sin­gle

piece moth­er­board • 5 axis, 1/16 mi­cro-step­ping mo­tor

con­trol • 4x20 LCD char­ac­ter dis­play and

multi-di­rec­tional con­trol pad • Piezo­elec­tric buzzer • Soft­ware-con­trol­lable RGB LED

light­ing

Soft­ware

• Con­trolled through Repli­ca­torg™ • Com­pat­i­bil­ity: Linux, Win­dows,

and OSX • Print from SD card or over USB • In­put file type: STL, gcode

Ma­te­ri­als

• Works with ABS, PLA, and other

ma­te­ri­als • Fil­a­ment di­am­e­ter: 1.75 mm

Me­chan­i­cal

• Lin­ear ball bear­ings • Pre­ci­sion ground 8 mm shafts • Durable ABS in­jec­tion-molded

parts • Snap-on, snap-off car­riage

as­sem­blies • Over­all di­men­sions: 320 x 467 x 381 mil­lime­ters or 12.6 x 18.4 x 15 inches • Ship­ping weight: 30lbs

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