Makerbot Replicator 2X

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Makerbot Replicator 2X


The Makerbot Replicator 2X is a desktop 3D printing machine. This machine can print out sculptures with a maximum height of 15 cm in ABS filament. You will need to prepare a 3D model in the shape you want to print and export this as .obj or .stl format.

Technical specifications

Makerbot Replicator 2X
Maximum build volume (mm): L 246 X W 152 X H 155


*Makerware Use this software at home to check printing time estimation

  • Thinkercad online drawing tool, good for first time leaning
  • Sketchup Good for furniture-like projects
  • Fusion360 Possible to set parameters and relations to you design
  • Blender For making/editing complex (mesh) sculptures
  • Rhino 3D Not open source, but available on computers in the Fab Lab Reykjavik

Usage machine

Portal:Safety: Do not put your hands near the printing nozzle unless you are sure that the machine is not going to move. And be aware that it has a heating element. Hot!

How to prepare for 3D printing

  • To prevent printing issue's, make sure that your design is a 'water tight' object.

  • Export your design as .STL or as .OBJ
  • Inport your file to Makerware program. ( View: How to use Makerware )
  • Set up your settings, then check printing time estimation.
  • Export file as X3G format and copy that to SDcard of 3Dprinter to start printing.

Settings Makerware

  • Devices > Select type of device > Replicator 2X
  • Settings button > Set up the 'Quick tab'
  • Print quality > LOW ( result example print
  • Raftː turn on if needed (extra platform beneath your design)̈
  • Supportː turn on if needed (print creates support columns beneath overhangs in your design)̈̈
  • Layer height/infill/number of shells can stay on default settings



Troubleshooting 3D printer


Photostream ː More project examples here.