New generation 3D printer capable of remote monitoring "MakerBot Replicator (5th generation)"

In 2012,MakerBot Replicator 2"MakerBot Replicator 2X" will be released in 2013, leading the consumer 3D printer marketMakerBotCompany is currently holding in Las Vegas, USACES 2014, 3D printer "MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)We announced three new models including new.

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MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)
Here is a movie that understands what MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) MakerBot calls "fifth generation", what kind of 3D printer it is.

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This is MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation). The size is 52 cm wide × 44.1 cm deep × 41 cm high.

The feature of MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) is this 3.5 inch LCD display. Like all recent printers, all operations are displayed on the display, so 3D printing can be easily done.

3D data can be input from the USB terminal on the right of the dial or the Ethernet terminal, not via the SD card so far, and will be available for Wi-Fi soon.

To operate, just turn the dial, select the menu, press the dial.

Select "MakerBot Gnome" in the storage and push the dial.

Three-dimensional objects of selected 3D data and the time it takes to output are displayed on the display. When printing 3-dimensional objects of this data, push the dial.

This starts printing.

MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)PLAIt corresponds to resin. The printable area is 25.2 centimeters wide × 19.9 centimeters depth × 15 centimeters high (7522 cubic centimeters).

The filament / nozzle part is easy to remove and maintainability is good. The diameter of the nozzle is 0.4 mm, and the layer thickness can be selected as 0.1 mm (Fine), 0.2 mm (Medium), 0.3 mm (Fast).

The platform on which three-dimensional objects are printed out is made of glass.

In MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation), a new web camera is introduced.

By turning on "Camera" mode ......

With a dedicated application, you can check the status of printing from a mobile terminal such as a smartphone. In time-consuming 3D printing, it is very convenient to check the state of the output remotely, as unexpected mistakes happen and you have to lose a lot of time in the case of redoing.

The distance between the platform and the nozzle is a very important element to successfully output three-dimensional objects, and delicate adjustment is required. MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) makes it easy to raise and lower the platform and horizontal adjustment is also easy thanks to the LED light guide.

According to MarketBot's Bret Pettis, MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) is a user-friendly 3D printer that enhances "reliability, quality, connectivity".

MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) achieves an output speed improvement of 11% compared with the conventional models as well as good operability and simple data input, making it easier and more comfortable 3D printing.

However, the material that can be used in MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) is limited to PLA, and it was available with the old model MakerBot Replicator 2XABS resinBe careful as it can not be used.

MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation) has already started selling for $ 2899 (about 300,000 yen), and it will be shipped within a few weeks. The shipping fee to Japan is 227.66 dollars (about 24,000 yen).

MakerBot Replicator Mini
MakerBot has released a compact model "MakerBot Replicator Mini" that makes it easier to enjoy 3D prints.

The MakerBot Replicator Mini has no LCD monitor and the output size is as small as 10 cm in width × 10 cm in depth × 12.5 cm in height. Only the thickness of the layer can be selected 0.2 mm, but the monitoring function by the web camera is installed I will.

The MakerBot Replicator Mini in the position of entry model is scheduled to be released in spring of 2014 at 1375 dollars (about 144,000 yen).

MakerBot Replicator Z18
MakerBot also announces a large model "MakerBot Replicator Z18" for professionals at the same time.

"Z18" is a name given because it can print three-dimensional objects of 18 inches (about 45.7 cm) in the Z axis (height) direction, the maximum output size is 30.5 cm width × 30.5 cm depth × 45.7 cm height (42,475 cubic centimeters).

In addition, MakerBot Replicator Z18 supports simultaneous output of multiple three-dimensional objects. The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is planned to be released in the spring of 2014 at a price of 6499 dollars (about 680,000 yen).

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