MakerBot Replicator+ Review

MakerBot Replicator+ ReviewMakerBot Replicator+: Let me tell you one thing that you can think about the MakerBot Replicator+ desktop 3D printer as the furnished version of original Replicator. As it comes with great features which is considered like build volume, improvements in speed, and further enhancements its design over its already great predecessor. It comes with the workflow features that are proved to be the use for the professional audience that is basically needed, and no doubt that it is quieter as compared to its previous version. It is actually an eye-catching because of its high end and general purpose 3D printers.

DESIGN AND FEATURES of MakerBot Replicator

As far as its design and features are concerned, let me tell you that it comes by measuring 16.2×17.4×20.8 inches hence you can easily place that on a table or any sort of bench easily. It comes with the weight of 35 pounds and 6 ounces. It has a great transparent design that you can easily check your printing mechanism and performance, as it offers easy access to the print bed. It is larger in volume than its predecessors having 6.5×11.6×7.6 inches and you can say it is 25percent larger than previous one model. On the other hand it does not only larger in size but also fast in speed by 30 percent than its previous one.

Filament

This Replicator+ 3D printer actuallu uses 1.75mm PLA(polylactic acid) filament, which is sold in 2-pound spools for $48 for standard colors, but to have special colors including neon and translucent you need to spend $65. As it is the high price for PLA. Though PLA is no doubt strong and flexible and proved to be a good choice for engineers or those who need consistency and durability. In order to load filament, you no need to take tension because you just need to press Load Filament on control panel then after getting extruder hot you were instructed to put the end of the filament on the top of the extruder. Then gear grab filament and pull in. as loading is easy so unloading is also easy itself.

Connectivity    

It comes with great features of connectivity even through USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi, but what you need is MakerBot Mobile app which must be installed on your phone or tablet through which you can upload your prints. You can also even print your files using USB thumb drive as it plug on the right side of the LCD.  This is proved to be the best connection choices I have ever seen comes with 3D printers.

SOFTWARE

It can operate using mobile app and no doubt it is as easy as you need to be. Using app you can easily control your print tasks and even start or launch your print job. On the other hand you can eve store and manage multiple objects. It provides standard resolution of 200 microns, but you may switch to further high quality. Now Replicator+ has built-in CAD support. It links through peer to peer connection to the printer. Once you set that up, you will feel good!

SAFETY

As it comes in open frame, there is always a risk of getting damage or getting in danger by touching hand the hot extruder but this issue is almost resolved with Replicator+. Its extruder nozzle is placed back of its assembly and it is hard to reach at there from the fronts or sides, even it is blocked from the top side by the carriage which grabs it tightly. No doubt its design is totally safe for adults and even for children as well.

Conclusion

All in all, The MakerBot Replicator+ is proved to be the great successor regarding to Replicator Desktop, offering large build area, quieter operation, improved speed and also with powerful software solution that make capable to manage individual files as well as to manage projects. it supports new Tough PLA filament which is basically flexible and strong. It has become now the best choice as a high-end general-purpose 3D printer. But it is best for hobbyist or also for even individuals.
Pros
  • Very good print quality.
  • Powerful software.
  • Prints via USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
  • Safe design for open-frame printer.
  • Although not noisy.
Cons
  • Offers costly filament.
  • Setup through Mobile app can be tricky.
    

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