MakerBot Replicator Z18


The Best Price to Performance Ratio in the Extra-Large, Professional 3D Printer Category

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MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

The Best Price to Performance Ratio in the Extra-Large, Professional 3D Printer Category

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 combines an extra-large build volume with ease-of-use and connectivity features so you can go from 3D model to 3D print efficiently and easily. Optimized for MakerBot PLA filament, the Replicator Z18 can create extra-large, ultra-tall industrial prototypes, models, and products. You can also work on multiple designs at once by printing more than one file.

Minimized downtime and keep on 3D printing with a swappable, easy-to-use Smart Extruder. You can also upgrade to the Smart Extruder+. The 3D printer’s three connectivity options —USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet— allow for a seamless workflow. Cloud and app-enabled, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 connects to MakerBot’s software and wider resources to provide you with a refined, streamlined 3D printing experience so you can focus on making things bigger and better.


Massive Build Volume

  • 2,549 Cubic Inches
  • 30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H cm [11.8″ x 12.0″ x 18.0″]

Streamlined 3D Printing

  • Seamlessly integrated with the MakerBot 3D Printing Experience, a growing collection of hardware, software, materials, accessories, and solutions
  • Wi-Fi, USB cable, USB stick, and Ethernet connectivity ensures a seamless production workflow
  • App and cloud-enabled for connecting to MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot Mobile, and Thingiverse
  • On-board camera and diagnostics, as well as assisted build plate leveling

MakerBot Mobile

  • Allows you to remotely connect to, monitor, and control your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer
  • Available for iOS and Android

The Smart Extruder

  • Easy to replace or swap so you can minimize downtime and continue printing
  • Detects the absence of filament, automatically pauses your print, and sends notifications to MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile
  • With this 3D printer, you can also upgraded to the Smart Extruder+ for superior results, reliability, and greater print success over time

3.5″ Full Color LCD Display

  • On-board user interface and intuitive dial create a rich user experience
  • Access your object library and see previews of your 3D model files
  • On-board utilities help you set up and maintain your printer

On-Board Camera

  • For print monitoring and easy sharing to MakerBot Thingiverse
  • Accessible through MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile Apps
  • Automatically takes reference pictures of final prints and saves them to your cloud storage library

Professional-Quality Detail

  • Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models
  • Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations
  • Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing, or post-production
  • Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution with a 100 to 200-micron resolution

MakerBot PLA Filament

  • The best and most consistent filament for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer
  • Made in the USA and tested in-house to ensure highest quality standards
  • Uniformly rounds to ensure that it will consistently flow through the extruder onto the build plate in smooth even layers

Additional information

Weight52 kg
Printing Technology:Fused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume:30.0 L X 30.5 W X 45.7 H cm [11.8 X 12.0 X 18.0 in] 41770.46 cubic cm [2,549 cubic in]
Layer Resolution100 microns [0.0039 in]
Filament Diameter:0.069 in [1.75 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]
Nozzle Diameter:0.4 mm [0.015 in]
XY Positioning Precision:11 microns [0.0004 in]
Z Positioning Precision:2.5 microns [0.0001 in]
Print File Type:.Makerbot
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
Camera Resolution:320 X 240
Software Bundle:MakerBot Desktop Software
Supported File Types:Stl, Obj, Thing, Makerbot
Operating Systems:Windows (7+), Mac Os X (10.7+), Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 19+)
Power Requirements:100–240 VAC; 5.4-2.2A; 50–60 Hz; 350W
Connectivity:Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB
Ambient Operating Temperature:15 to 26°C [60 to 78°F]
Storage Temperature:0 to 38°C [32 to 100°F]
Product Dimensions:49.3 L X 56.5 W X 86.1 H cm [19.4 X 22.2 X 33.9 in]
Shipping Box:65.0 L X 71.9 W X 106.0 H cm [25.6 X 28.3 X 41.75 in]
Product Weight:41 kg [90 lb]
Shipping Weight52 kg [115 lb]
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