3D Printer Spotlight: Replicator 1

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The Replicator 1 is great diverse FDM 3D printer. If you are looking to print in both PLA and ABS look no further.


Company: MakerBot now owned by Stratasys

Material Used: PLA and ABS

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 PLA suggested 0.2mm ABS (This is the thickness of the essentially 2D layers.)

Cost (Assembled):  Only available used. However. since the project was open source another company decided to make almost an exact copy of it called the Flash Forge. It costs $1,199.


Cost (Kit): NA

Pros: Can print in both PLA and ABS. Has two nozzles and can print in two colors.

Cons: No longer available except used or as a duplicate machine. The bed slightly warps when heated due to it’s aluminum construction. Many suggest replacing the aluminum bed with a glass one for more even prints.

Printing Video:


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Posted on July 20, 2013, in 3D Printing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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