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Makerbot 3D Printer

Makerbot Replicator 2X
FabLab Office (Room G18)
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The Makerbot Replicator 2X uses a fused deposition modeling (FDM) process to melt and extrude ABS and/or PLA plastic onto additive layers. The Makerbot Replicator 2X has two extrusion heads and is capable of printing two materials simultaneously. The ABS/PLA filament is first fed into a heated printer nozzle where it melts into a liquid. Subsequently, the printer nozzle extrude plastic onto the print bed over the areas of the print object. The print bed is then lowered and the process is repeated until the object is fully printed.

Video of Operation

Health and Safety

The Makerbot Replicator 2X is only operated by trained FabLab technicians.

Operation Instructions

Submission Procedure


Workmanship Considerations

  • The printer has two extrusion heads making it capable of printing two materials simultaneously. It can also print at a slightly higher resolution than the UP Plus 2.
  • The Makerbot Replicator 2X is operated by FabLab technicians and generally used for specific jobs which have been identified to be better suited to this machine type.