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Description

The MakerBot Replicator 2 makes solid, three-dimensional objects out of melted MakerBot PLA Filament. Your 3D design files are translated into instructions for the MakerBot Replicator 2 and sent to the machine via USB cable or SD Card. Then the MakerBot Replicator 2 heats the MakerBot PLA Filament and squeezes it out through a nozzle to make a solid object layer by layer. This method is called Fused Filament Fabrication [FFF].

Instructions

Turning it On

Plug it in.

Leveling the Bed

  1. Turn on the printer
  2. Using the menu system on the printer display, press the down button on the outer ring to go to the Utilities menu
  3. Using the outer ring buttons, navigate to Level Build Plate
  4. Follow the instructions on the display. Use a sheet of copy paper as a gauge.

Loading and Unloading Filament

  1. Turn on the printer
  2. Using the menu system on the printer display, press the down button on the outer ring to go to the Utilities menu
  3. Using the outer ring buttons, navigate to Load/Unload Filament
  4. Select Load Filament
  5. Follow the instructions on the display. The printer will preheat the hot end and begin feeding the filament when it reaches temperature. Do not leave the printer unattended while it is loading!

Printing

Use MatterControl or MakerBot Print to slice your model to X3G format.

The printer does not support other file formats.

Cleaning

  1. Unload the filament by preheating the hot end.
  2. Once the temperature reaches 140+, gently pull the filament until the hot end reaches a high enough temperature to release the filament. It should pull with it any debris in the nozzle.
  3. Load the filament and let the hot end cool.
  4. Repeat 2-3 times until the nozzle is clear.

Specifications

Size285x153x155mm
ExtruderSingle 0.4mm
DriveDirect
Heated BedYes
Resolution100 microns (0.1mm)
Filament1.75mm
Materials SupportedPLA, ABS
Formats.stl, .obj, .thing
SoftwareMakerBot Print
ConnectionsUSB, SD Card (max 2GB)

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Parts and Supplies

ItemNotesCostSource
BuildTak build surface12"x12" can be cut down to 2 x 6" x 12"$60 (3)MatterHackers
Printer Parts  Thor 3D
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