Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation

We just got in some of the new Makerbot Replicator 5th Gens, and they're looking good!

Big improvements over the last model include:

  • Integrated camera so you can monitor/record your prints
  • Bigger, color LCD screen 
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Updated Makerware software
  • Easier leveling
  • Glass build plate can slide out of the machine when your job is done
  • The new Smart Extruder system which allows
    • Magnetic mounting for easy replacement
    • Sensors to pause your job if it runs out of filament

The build volume is 7,522 cubic CM (456 cubic inches), about 11% larger than the Replicator 2. The print resolution is 100 microns/layer, and it's optimized for PLA filament.

We have a limited number of these highly sought machines in stock right now, so you might want to act quickly. After our initial supply is exhausted, we're looking at a ~6 week lead time.


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