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MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer

Manufacturer:  MakerBot Industries

Model:  Replicator 2X

Description:  The Makerbot Replicator 2X is a 3D printer that creates objects using extruded plastic–the so-called fused filament fabrication (FFF) method.  Plastic filament, about 1/16” in diameter, is pushed into a heated chamber and extruded out through a thin nozzle.  At the same time, a platform is moved underneath to deposit the extruded plastic in such a way to build up shapes.  You can think of it as a “computerized hot-glue gun for plastic.”

Specifications

Print volume:  X = 9.7”, Y = 6.4”, Z = 6.1” (246mm x 163mm x 155mm)

Layer height settings:

High = 100 micron (0.1mm, 0.0039”)

Standard = 200 microns (0.2mm, 0.0079”)

Low = 300 microns (0.3mm, 0.0118”)

Position accuracy:  X, Y = 11 microns (0.011mm, 0.0004”); Z = 2.5 microns (0.0025mm, 0.0001”)

Feedstock:  1.75mm (0.069”) diameter, ABS

Nozzle diameter:  0.4mm (0.015”)

SD card:  FAT16 format, maximum of 2GB

Time to print (heating from cold):  about 11 minutes

See the MakerBot.com website for online manual.