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MakerBot 3D Printer

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer

 Specialty Tools Image 6 MakerBot 3D Printer

The MakerBot is a hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D parts. We have phased out the MakerBots in the Maker Lab, but have two in our Mobile Maker Trailer for outreach.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and 3D Printer Training

Workspace: 250x160x150mm (9.8x6.2x5.9 inches)

Materials: ABS, HIPS, PLA

File Types: STL, OBJ, THING

Material Fees: School-related prints are free. Personal prints are charged based on material use.

Common Terminology: Raft- a base that is printed to create a foundation for the part(s) to be printed on top of

PDF Links

Safety Training 3D Printer

MakerBot Replicator 2X Manual

Video Links

MakerBot YouTube Channel


Software for creating 3D model:

You can use any 3D modeling software that can save as a STL, 3MF, or OBJ. Here are some free options.

AutoDesk Suite offers free software. Recommend Fusion 360 for experienced or TinkerCAD for beginners

SketchUp offers free software

Software for slicing 3D model to send to 3D printer:

MakerBot Desktop Software (Note: Makerbot Desktop, not MakerBot Print)

Manufacture Information

MakerBot Website

Sample Projects

3D Print Models

Print models to be used for prototyping, final production, gifts, and more.

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Other Resources for ideas include--

Thingiverse for 3D printer ideas