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Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer (5th Generation)

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The educational and useful MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer provides easy, affordable and portable 3D printing. Transform a small desk in your home or classroom into an exciting learning center. Educate students how to think, imagine, create, and print in 3D, while preparing them for the jobs of the future. Create opportunities for children to bond with parents, siblings, classmates, and teachers. Choose from over 465,000 free, predesigned, and ready-to-print educational, entertaining, and useful 3D models on MakerBot Thingiverse. It's portable, so take it where you need it.
  • Easy, affordable and portable 3D printing
  • Enjoy simple convenience with everything you need to get started
  • Start printing right away with virtually no learning curve
  • Transforms a small desk in your home or classroom into an exciting learning center
  • Educate students how to think, imagine, create, craft and print in 3D, while preparing them for the jobs of the future
  • Create opportunities for students to bond with parents, siblings, classmates, and teachers
  • Fifth Generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use
  • Create and print models directly from your tablet or smartphone using MakerBot PrintShop
  • Portable - take it where you need it
  • Access the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, a growing, synergetic ecosystem of products, materials, software, accessories, services, and content that integrate seamlessly with each other to provide a satisfying MakerBot experience

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From the Manufacturer

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Filament Diameter (mm)1.75Product Depth (in.)15.6
Product Height (in.)20.8Product Width (in.)15.3


Build Tray Size (L x W x H)5 in x 4 in x 4 inConnectivitySD Card,USB,WiFi
MaterialPoly Lactic Acid (PLA)Operating SystemMac OS,Windows
Product Weight (lb.)22.00Returnable30-Day
Tools Product TypePower Tool

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Customer Reviews

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I have owned 3 printers now and this one was the most expensive but zero frustrations. All the others took time and patients getting them calibrated and tweaked before I had an acceptable print. The first one was a Oneup then a Printrbot. Both are good for the money spent more so with the Printrbot. But once I received the Makerbot I was just amazed with the ease of 3D printing. This printer has some amazing tech. I really dig that it has built in WIFI, lights, camera, and filament spool. Its a very tidy package. The only negative that I have it that it could be quieter. The clear plastic side windows vibrate. I'm planning to run a bit of clear silicone around the windows to stop the vibration.
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Great starter product
I've used 5 different three printers and owned 3 and this one is the most easy to use and reliable of them all. The Mini doesn't have the same resolution as its big brother (Replicator 2x) but it's good enough for most day to day printing like building a custom phone cradle for the car or printing a replacement part for something that broke around the house. The Mini doesn't take up a lot of space but it's not not quieter than a larger printer. In fact it's a much louder than the Afinia/U-print printers (which are really quiet printers. If you don't plan to sleep in the same room it shouldn't be an issue. The reliability when using the standard settings is great. I very very rarely run into issues during a complicated printing operation. Unlike the Printrbot which requires constant attention and tinkering.
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Far exceeds expectations
After much review reading and a bit of trepidation given those reviews I must say that this printer far exceeds my expectations. I am new to the 3d printing universe and between Thingaverse, OpenSCAD and the printer itself I am already creating the things that I need and the printer has been outstanding at reproducing my designs. Outstanding Makerbot......as soon as this one starts making me some money I will upgrade. :-)
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    Very cool. Can print almost anything you want. It's a smaller version of the big one. No tweaking or tinkering required like with the other brands of printers.
    Response from MakerBot SupportOct 21, 2014
    Hi Greg,

    We're so happy to hear your enthusiasm! Please be sure to reach out to us if you ever need anything.

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