In the past, when we wanted to print something 3D it meant gluing together a ream of paper into a cube, cramming it into the printer, and then dealing with the service tech chewing us out over our attempts to “exceed the printer’s well-defined capabilities with an unauthorized and out-of-warranty attempt at printing onto unapproved materials.” Hey techs, it’s job security for you, isn’t it?
But that’s all irrelevant now, because we’ve purchased a new top-of-the-line MakerBot Replicator to do some serious 3D printing. How serious? See that bunny? That serious.
Okay, so they put the bunny there because this model is called the Replicator. And bunnies, you know… Replicate. Using the wonders of modern technology – nanometer transistors, high-bandwidth digital wireless communication, precision motors, and complex mathematical algorithms – man has finally achieved what rodents have been successfully doing for a good 66 million years. But our way is more fun, right?
Specs? Don’t tell me you want numbers and things! Well, if you insist…
- Build Volume: 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 in [456 cubic inches]
- Layer resolution: 100 microns [0.0039 in]
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm [0.015 in]
- On-board camera and diagnostics
- Assisted build plate leveling
- Makes bunnies like there’s no tomorrow ×
× Disclaimer: Bunnies won’t be done printing until tomorrow.