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Makerbot has launched its fifth generation desktop 3D printer range. The latest Makerbot generation includes the Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, the Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, and the manufacturer’s largest 3D printer to date: the Replicator Z18.
The Replicator Z18 - named for its 18in height capacity - has a maximum build volume of 305mm x 305mm x 457mm and will be priced at $6,499. It has been designed to enable 3D printing of “extra-large industrial prototypes, models, and products” and to print multiple models at once, using Makerbot’s PLA Filament consumable. It is app and cloud-enabled and features USB, ethernet and Wi-Fi connections.
The Replicator Desktop features 11% larger build volume than its predecessor at 252mm x 199mm x 150mm, a 100-micron layer resolution, assisted build-plate levelling and an on-board camera for monitoring and sharing. It is available for order immediately priced at $2,899.
The Replicator Mini Compact has a maximum build volume of 100mm x 100mm x 125mm, a default 200-micron layer resolution, and a build plate that requires no levelling.