MakerBot Replicator 2X 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.
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
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)
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