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Makerbot 3D Replicator prints objects

by Steven Williamson on 12 January 2012, 15:12

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Technical specifications

Technical Specifications

Printing
• Build envelope: 225 x145 x150 milimeters 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 platform temperature: 120 C
• Positioning precision: 2.5 micron on Z axis 11 micron on XY axes

Electronics
• MakerBot MightyBoard 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 milimeters or 12.6 x 18.4 x 15 inches
• Shipping weight: 30lbs


HEXUS Forums :: 4 Comments

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At last….something with potential from CES!

The entire world of manufacturing may start to realise now that they are on the brink of what the music/film industry has had to deal with for years ;)
Or just build yourself a RepRap, then recoup your costs by selling RepRap parts as permitted by its Open Source Hardware licensing.
Still waiting for a low cost 3D priner, doesn't have to be big or fast or accurate. But it'd make a fun toy.
Just make sure it has a heated bed, the print quality is terrible if it doesn't, and don't place it in a drafty or cold room!

Some of the printers at the show are bit tricky too as they don't print a support material, they look easy and simple but not the case!