WCM Rendering with Meta tags

Actions

MakerBot Replicator Z18

3D Printers

Replicator Z18 Build Volume

Massive Build Volume

2,549 CUBIC INCHES
30.0 L X 30.5 W X 45.7 H CM
11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN

Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial concept models and prototypes. Think and build bigger than ever.

 
 

Includes the MakerBot Smart Extruder+

Double the warranty of its predecessor, the Smart Extruder+ is a culmination of product design and 160,000+ hours of rigorous testing that delivers dependable, consistent performance with superior results using MakerBot PLA Material.

MakerBot Smart Extruder Plus
Replicator Z18 Cost Print

Iterate at a Fraction of the Cost of Industrial 3D Printers

With the massive build volume of the Z18, you can print prototypes and parts at a vastly lower cost than industrial 3D printers.

 

More Features

Flexible icon

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

Send print files to your 3D printer via Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or with a USB drive. Control your printer via MakerBot Print or remotely with MakerBot Mobile.

FULL FEATURED SOFTWARE

Store, organize, and access 3D design files in your personal cloud-enabled library on MakerBot Print. MakerBot's free downloadable software is compatible with Mac or Windows computers.

MAKERBOT SUPPORT

MakerBot Support offers comprehensive MakerCare coverage plans and responsive expertise. Site also offers both intelligent troubleshooting and in-depth product information.

 

Optimized for MakerBot PLA Material

Safe for the office or classroom, this material is non-toxic and easy-to-print with minimal warping or curling. It's also optimized to give you the best results and highest quality for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 Printer.

PLA Material
Tough Material

MakerBot Tough Material

Designed for your most durable 3D printed prototypes and fixtures. Print with confidence. Print Tough.

 
 

Need Help Deciding?

We've put together a comprehensive comparison of our 3D printers, so you can find the one that's right for your needs.

MakerBot Decide Products

Downloads

 

USER MANUAL

Download PDF

QUICK START GUIDE

Download PDF

 

This is to make Misc appear on the page when needed.

PRINTING

Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

Build Volume
30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H CM
[11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN]

2,549 cubic inches

Layer Resolution
100 microns

Material Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 IN]

Material Compatibility
MakerBot PLA Material - Large Spool
MakerBot Tough Material - Large Spool

Extruder Compatibility
Smart Extruder+
Tough Smart Extruder+

Nozzle Diameter
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Print File Type
.MAKERBOT

TEMPERATURE

Ambient Operating Temperature
15-24°C [60-75.2°F]

Storage Temperature
0-38°C [32-100°F]
SIZE & WEIGHT

Product Dimensions
49.3 L x 56.5 W x 86.1 H
[19.4 W x 22.2 D x 33.9 H IN]

Shipping Box
65.0 x 71.9 x 106.0 CM
[25.6 x 28.3 x 41.75 IN]

Product Weight
41 KG [90 LBS]

Shipping Weight
52 KG [115 LBS]

MECHANICAL

Construction
Powder-Coated steel
with PC-ABS and Aluminum Composite Material

Build Surface
Injection molded PC ABS

Stepper Motors
1.8° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping

XY Positioning Precision
11 Microns [0.0004 IN]

Z Positioning Precision
2.5 Microns [0.0001 IN]
SOFTWARE

Software Bundle
MakerBot Print Software

Supported File Types
STL, OBJ

Operating Systems
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.9+)

ELECTRICAL

Power Requirements
100-240 V; 5.4-2.2 A;
50/60 HZ; 350 W

Connectivity
USB, Ethernet, Wifi

CAMERA

Camera Resolution
320 x 240

This is to make Misc appear on the page when needed.

 
 

METHOD

REPLICATOR+

REPLICATOR Z18

CATEGORY

Performance Desktop Desktop Large Volume

USES

Prototypes, manufacturing aids, and other parts that require complex assemblies, extreme geometries, and commercial precision. Classroom lesson plans, STEM projects, design thinking exercises, and facilitation of 21st-century career skills. Oversized models, housings, and structures that require a massive build volume.

LAYER HEIGHT

The range of thicknesses of each printed layer measured in microns.

20 - 400 microns

 

Print Modes:
High Quality - 100 microns
Balanced - 200 microns

100 - 400 microns

 

Print Modes:
Balanced - 200 microns

100 - 400 microns

 

Print Modes:
Balanced - 200 microns

COMPATIBLE EXTRUDERS

MakerBot 3D printers utilize swappable extruders for flexibility of print options and convenience of maintainance.

Model 1 Performance Extruder,
Model 2 Performance Extruder
Smart Extruder+
Tough Smart Extruder+
Experimental Extruder
Smart Extruder+
Tough Smart Extruder+
Experimental Extruder

BUILD SPEED

Max Material Flow rate is the maximum speed material can be extruded. Print Head Travel Speed is the speed that extruder moves on the xy axis.

Max Material Flow Rate:
~50mm3/sec
Print Head Travel Speed:
500 mm/sec
Max Material Flow Rate:
~15mm3/sec
Print Head Travel Speed:
Up to 175 mm/sec
Max Material Flow Rate:
~15mm3/sec
Print Head Travel Speed:
Up to 175 mm/sec

PRINTER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

The printer's frame connects the xy gantry to the z stage making it the essential structural component of the printer. Increased rigidity will lead to better print quality.

Ultra-Rigid Metal Frame Injection Molded ABS with aluminum gantry-reinforcement Injection Molded ABS with aluminum gantry-reinforcement

BUILD VOLUME

The maximum space available for 3D printing either your complete object or a component of your final, assembled object.

19 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.75 in single extrusion
15.2 L x 19 W x 19.6 H cm / 6.0 x 7.5 x 7.75 in dual extrusion
29.5 L x 19.5 W x 16.0 H cm /
11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.5 H in
30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H cm /
11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H in

MATERIAL STORAGE

Material storage location can improve the user experience, and a sealed storage compartment can significantly increase the "pristine" lifetime of material allowing for high print accuracy.

Dry-Sealed Material Bay Open back loaded material drawer Open bottom loaded material drawer

COMPATIBLE MATERIAL

Different materials can be used for different applications.

MakerBot Precision PLA,
MakerBot Precision Tough,
MakerBot Precision PVA,
MakerBot Specialty PETG
MakerBot PLA, Smart Extruder+. MakerBot Tough, Tough Smart Extruder+. Additional materials such as bronzeFill, copperFill, and woodFill, Experimental Extruder. MakerBot PLA, Smart Extruder+. MakerBot Tough, Tough Smart Extruder+. Additional materials such as bronzeFill, copperFill, and woodFill, Experimental Extruder.

BUILD PLATFORM

Build surface and platform type

Factory-Leveled Spring Steel Build Plate with Reusable Grip Surface Factory-Leveled Flex Build Plate with Reusable Grip Surface Factory-Leveled ABS Build Plate with Reusable Grip Surface

MEASURABLE DIMENSIONAL ACCURACY

3D printed parts that consistently match CAD dimensions to within a published tolerance.

     

DUAL EXTRUSION

Two extruders provide the added ability to print with soluble support material alongside model material.

     

ENCLOSED HEATED BUILD CHAMBER

An elevated 3D printing environmental temperature improves layer adhesion, reduces warping, and improves dimensional accuracy.

     

SMART ASSIST MATERIAL LOADING

An extra sensor and drive motor designed to automate the loading process from spool to extruder.

     

SMART SPOOL COMPATIBILITY

RFID Tag equipped spool providing real-time information on material type, color, and amount remaining.

     

CAMERA

Onboard camera for monitoring your print jobs and sharing pictures of your 3D prints.

     

INTERFACE

Provides easy, computer-free access to printing menus, commands, and your cloud storage library.

5" Capacitive Touch Screen 3.5" LCD Screen 3.5" LCD Screen

CONNECTIVITY

Options for connecting directly or remotely to the printer for from launching and monitoring prints, to adjusting settings and updating firmware.

WI-FI
Ethernet
USB Stick
USB Cable
WI-FI
Ethernet
USB Stick
USB Cable
WI-FI
Ethernet
USB Stick
USB Cable
  View Method View Replicator+ View Replicator Z18

This is to make Misc appear on the page when needed.

 Return to Top