Jan 7, 2014

New MakerBot Replicator! 5th generation model presented by Bre Pettis





From video description:
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis introduces the fifth generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, now available at http://www.makerbot.com/replicator
Today, we're excited to announce the latest addition to the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. Introducing the all-new fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer! Built from the ground up, the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer defines a new standard in reliability, quality, and ease of use.
All fifth-generation MakerBot 3D Printers are powered by the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform, which offers amazing features like:
• A groundbreaking user interface equipped with a 3.5" full-color LCD display
• An on-board camera for remote print monitoring and easy sharing
• The easily swappable and replaceable MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder, which detects filament absence and automatically pauses your print
• An assisted leveling system to make leveling your build plate easier than ever
The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer is powerful enough for professionals, affordable enough for everyone, and completely integrated with the ever-expanding MakerBot 3D Ecosystem. We can't wait to see what you make!
It is priced at 2899 USD.

They alos announced Replicators big brother: the Replicator Z18 large volume 3d printer

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/01/makerbot-replicator-z18-large-volume-3d.html

and smaller version: the Replicator Mini:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/01/makerbot-replicator-mini-3d-printer.html


This Makerbot Replicator Smart Extruder looks interesting. It's features are:
  • Easy to swap or replace
  • Detects filament absence and automatically
  • pauses your print
  • Sends notifications to MakerBot Desktop and
  • MakerBot Mobile apps


Picture of  fifth generation Replicator: 























Technical specifications:

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
PRINTING

PRINT TECHNOLOGY
FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING

BUILD VOLUME
25.2 L X 19.9 W X 15.0 H CM
[9.9 X 7.8 X 5.9 IN]

7,522 CUBIC CENTIMETERS
[456 CUBIC INCHES]

LAYER RESOLUTION
100 MICRONS [0.0039 IN]

FILAMENT DIAMETER
1.75 MM [0.069 IN]

FILAMENT COMPATIBILITY
MAKERBOT PLA FILAMENT
LARGE SPOOL
.9 KG [2.0 LB]

NOZZLE DIAMETER
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

DIMENSIONS

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
52.8 L X 44.1 W X 41.0 H CM
[20.8 L X 17.4 W X 16.2 H IN]

PRODUCT WEIGHT
~16 KG [~35 LBS]

SHIPPING WEIGHT
(INCLUDES ACCESSORY KIT) ~18 KG [~39 LBS ]

MECHANICAL

BUILD PLATFORM
GLASS

SOFTWARE

SUPPORTED FILE TYPES
STL, OBJ, THING, MAKERBOT

OPERATING SYSTEMS
WINDOWS (7+)
MAC OS X (10.7+)
LINUX (UBUNTU 12.04+)
CONNECTIVITY
USB AND ETHERNET
(WI-FI COMING SOON)

ELECTRICAL

POWER REQUIREMENTS
100–240V, 50–60 HZ
~1.75A MAX, 150W