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“ I was pleasantly surprised with how easy a MakerBot
was to use. The quality was on par with any industrial 3D
printed pieces we have commissioned previously. ”
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Start a Revolution on Your Desk
With a fast, easy, and affordable tool for
making professional-quality models.
Layer Resolution
Speed your way to demonstrations and presentations with settings that range from fast-draft to finer resolution. Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don’t need sanding, finishing or post-production.
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410 Cubic Inch
Industry-Leading Build Volume
Think and build bigger than ever as you create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models. And print multiple things at once so you can get to work on your next design sooner.
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For MakerBot PLA Filament
Get the best and most consistent filament for your MakerBot Replicator 2. MakerBot PLA Filament sticks to the build surface reliably with practically no peeling, curling, sliding or shrinking.
Speed Your Way to New Designs
Accelerate the design process by
prototyping right at your desk.
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Z Board
Quickly iterate to verify your designs and catch flaws sooner. Use your own
physical models for collaboration and to bring better products to market,
faster. Save money with the best price/performance in desktop 3D printing.
Thousands of Free Downloadable 3D Designs
MakerBot Thingiverse is the 3D design community for discovering,
printing, and sharing 3D models. See the great 3D models
created by Thingiverse super users – and share your own!
Rely on Sophisticated Software
Get fast and consistent results.
MakerBot Desktop is optimized for the best quality printing experience on
your MakerBot Replicator 2. It's powered by our advanced slicing engine, the
algorithm that tells your MakerBot Replicator 2 what to make and how to make it.
01 Add File
Supports STL and OBJ Files
MakerBot Desktop works in tandem with your favorite 3D design tool.
02 Prepare
Easy To Use
Intuitive icons and controls. Drag and drop models right onto the virtual build space. Scale, move or rotate individual models or groups of models at once.
03 Preview & Make
Get Ready To Print
Test color possibilities, view individual layers and get estimates of time and materials. You can even see how support will be applied and how infill patterns will look.
Protection and Support
Expert, responsive and friendly.
Protection Plan
Our recommended MakerBot® MakerCare™ Protection Plan* provides you with the highest quality service and support from the people who know your MakerBot product best. For one year, MakerBot will replace defective parts or arrange for you to ship your MakerBot product back to the factory for repair (return authorization required).

*Available only at the time of purchase or within 30 days of purchase date.
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Expert Support
At MakerBot, we take pride in offering expert, responsive, and friendly support to all our customers around the world. Have a question about MakerBot Desktop? Need help getting your MakerBot Replicator 2 running? Check out the guides, FAQ, videos, and other troubleshooting materials on our support page.
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Technical Specifications

Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

Build Volume
28.5 L x 15.3 W x 15.5 H cm
[11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 in]

Layer Resolution
100 microns [0.0039 in]

Positioning Precision
XY: 11 microns [0.0004 in]
Z: 2.5 microns [0.0001 in]

Filament Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 in]

Nozzle Diameter
0.4 mm [0.015 in]


Software Bundle
MakerBot MakerWare

File Types
STL, OBJ, Thing

Operating Systems
Windows (7+)
Mac OS X (10.6+)
Linux (Ubuntu 12.04+)

USB, SD card (both included)


Powder coated steel

PVC panels

Build Platform

XYZ Bearings
Wear-resistant, oil-infused bronze

Stepper Motors
1.8° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping


Storage Temperature
0°–32° C [32°–90° F]

Operating Temperature
15°–32° C [60°–90° F]

AC Input
100–240 V, ~2 amps, 50–60 Hz

Power Requirements
24 V DC @ 6.25 amps


Product Dimensions
Without Spool
49 L x 32 W x 38 H cm
[19.1 x 12.8 x 14.7 in]

With Spool
49 L x 42 W x 38 H cm
[19.1 x 16.5 x 14.7 in]

Shipping Dimensions
59 L x 55 W x 43 H cm
[23 x 21.5 x 17 in]

Product Weight
11.5 kg [25.4 lbs]

Shipping Weight
16.8 kg [37.0 lbs]

What's Included?

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MakerBot MakerCare Protection Plan

Our recommended optional MakerBot MakerCare Protection Plan provides you with the highest quality service and support from the people who know your product best*.

*Available only at the time of purchase or within 30 days of the purchase date.
**Excluding Quebec
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