Can MakerBot use any filament?

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 Hole5.08 cm (2 in)2.54 cm (1 in)
Filament Diameter1.75 mm1.75 mm
Net Weight0.22 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?

  1. Open Cura, and add a new printer.
  2. 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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