3D Printer Spotlight: Replicator 2
The Replicator 2 is one of the most reliable FDM 3D printers on the market.
Material Used: PLA
Filament Width: 1.75mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm (Basically the width of the extruded plastic.)
Bed Size: 11.2 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H in [28.5 x 15.3 x 15.5 cm] (Basically the maximum size a printed object can be.)
Z Layer Resolution: 0.1mm (This is the thickness of the essentially 2D layers.)
Cost (Assembled): $2199
Cost (Kit): NA
Pros: Extremely reliable compared to other 3D printers. Therefore less maintenance is required.
Cons: Very expensive. Does not come in a kit. 3D printers from MakerBot are no longer open source. Can only print in PLA.