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The new fifth generation MakerBot Replicator marks a move by 3D printer manufacturers to appeal directly to consumers, and is designed to be easy to set up and use without sacrificing versatility or power. The included software easily allows you to refine and prepare 3D models for printing without the steep learning curve of a lot of systems, and allows for transfer of files to be printed over a network or USB. A 456 cubic inch printable area allows you to print objects up to 5.9 inches tall, and the software will automatically generate the supports, rafts, and extra pieces required for complex projects. The glass build platform is easy to clean and is one of the preferred surfaces for ensuring even printing without the object sticking afterwards.
- 456 cubic inch build area
- MakerBot Desktop and Mobile software control
- Proprietary PLA extrusion filament
- 100 Micron layer resolution