MakerBot’s Replicator Z18 brings oversized printing to offices and workshops. It has the largest build envelope of any device in its class, extending to 45.7cm, a range of connection options, simple upgrades and integration with the MakerBot Desktop and Mobile applications. As one of the most advanced prosumer 3D printers currently available, it has Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connections, which as well as being used to send printing data, simplify the process of updating its firmware and adding new features. It’s the ideal entry point for more ambitious workshop-based 3D printing.
The Z18 produces surfaces that are smooth to touch and don’t need finishing once removed from the printer. Should it detect that the filament supply has run down, it automatically sends notifications to the MakerBot Desktop application or MakerBot Mobile for iOS and Android, so there’s no need to sit and watch it working.
MakerBot Desktop gives you complete control. It lets you pause or cancel a print, save images from the printer’s on-board camera, and download 3D objects directly from Thingiverse. The app supplements the colour LCD on the front of the printer, which walks you through common tasks like setting up the printer and installing filament.
300 x 305 x 457mm
493 x 565 x 861, 41kg
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