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MakerSphere: 3D Printers, Software, and Equipment

MakerBot Replicator 2X



The Makerbot Replicator 2X has two extruders and an enclosed print bed for increased design options. Both extruders can be used in one print job to print objects with two colors, or, using dissolvable filament, to print supports that can be dissolved. Jobs are sent to this printer via an SD card or USB connection.


Important specs:

Build Volume: 24.6 L X 15.2 W X 15.5 H cm [9.7 X 6.0 X 6.1 in]

Layer Resolution: 100 microns [0.0039 in]

Filament Compatibility:
MakerBot ABS Filament Spool 1 kg [2.2 lb]
MakerBot Dissolvable Filament Spool 1 kg [2.2 lb]

Print File Type: .Makerbot

Supported File Types: Stl, Obj, Thing, Makerbot

Operating Systems: Windows (7,10), Mac Os X (10.9+), No Linux Support


MakerBot Software

The two machines use different types of software.


Prepare files for printing on the MakerBot Replicator+ machine using the free MakerBot Print software. 

MakerBot Print Information and Download


For the Replicator 2X, the required software is MakerBot Desktop.

Makerbot Desktop Information and Download

MakerBot Replicator+



The MakerBot  Replicator+ is an improved version of the previous Replicator. This model comes with an improved extruder, which has fewer errors. The Replicator+  comes with an onboard camera, which allows users to monitor print jobs remotely with MakerBot Print software. Jobs can be printed with SD, USB, or over a Wifi or Network connection.



Important Specs:

Build Volume: 11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.5 H in [29.5 L x 19.5 W x 16.5 H cm] 573 in3 [9492 cm3]

Minimum Feature Size: 0.0315 in [0.8 MM]

Filament Compatibility:
MakerBot PLA Filament Large Spool 0.9 kg [2.0 lb], MakerBot Tough PLA Filament Large Spool 0.9 kg [2.0 lb]

Print File Type: .Makerbot

Supported File Types:

Mac: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl)

Windows: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam), IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), Wavefront Object (.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo (.prt, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML(.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)


3D Repositories and Print Ideas

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