MakerBot printers primarily use one of two different types of filament: PLA or ABS. The MakerBot Replicator (Fifth Generation), MakerBot Replicator Mini, MakerBot Replicator Z18, Replicator+, Replicator Mini+ and MakerBot Replicator 2 are optimized for PLA filament.
Can you use other filament in a MakerBot?
Makerbot does not advise printing with filaments that are not Makerbot certified and approved to be printed with your Method. Please note that any damage caused by printing with a non-Makerbot filament is not covered under warranty.
What size filament does MakerBot Replicator use?
|Spool Hub Hole||5.08 cm (2 in)||2.54 cm (1 in)|
|Filament Diameter||1.75 mm||1.75 mm|
|Net Weight||0.22 kg (0.50 lb)||2.26 kg (5 lb)|
|MakerBot Replicator Mini Compatible||✓|
Can MakerBot Replicator 2X use PLA?
After years of experimentation, I found 2 inexpensive modifications to my print process that allows me to print PLA perfectly, and many others as well. OK this is a HUGE Discovery for me! With two simple fixes, I can now print PLA on a Makerbot replicator 2X with Great detail for hours at a time!
What does filament slip mean?
Answer. A Filament Slip notifies you that there is something preventing filament from extruding at the rate that it is meant to be. There can be a few different causes for this notification. By nature, the Replicator Mini+ will try to recover from the Filament Slip automatically and continue printing.
Can MakerBot use Cura?
Cura For Makerbots – ini is a standard Cura profile for creating gcode for Makerbot Replicator 2 and 2X Desktop 3D Printers. Open this profile before creating your gcode. The output gcode will still lack a few tweaks to be compatible with Makerware.
Does MakerBot use GCode?
For MakerBot Replicator 3D printers prior to the Fifth Generation, the MakerBot Slicer turns your 3D model into a set of instructions using a computer language called GCode.
How do I use my Cura MakerBot replicator?
- Open Cura, and add a new printer.
- Once you’ve added this printer, rename the printer to something like “Makerbot Replicator 2” (doesn’t matter what), and go to “machine settings” for it.
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