MakerBot Replicator 1 - FAQ

How good is the quality of the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 2 has a layer resolution of 200-300 microns (0.2 - 0.3 mm) and an extruder nozzel of 0.4mm diameter.

How big is the build space on the MakerBot Replicator 1 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator 1 Desktop 3D Printer has a very large build volume of about 5 liters (225 x 145 x 150 mm). If you have a bigger part to print, consider dividing it up in smaller parts which you can then fuse together later with screws or acetone.

Why is my ABS part warping in the machine?

ABS can warp easily when subject to large temperature gradients, typical of when a part is being made in the Replicator 1. Makerbot has tried to reduce this by heating up the table, which increases the temperature at the bottom of the part while the part is being built. Warping is had to avoid, and so we recommend using PLA (which requires a lower fusion temperature and thus will be subject to a lower temperature gradient) whenever you can.

Why does my part slide off the table when printing?

For a part to stick to the table it is necessary to have a clean contact surface between the part and the table. Try cleaning the surface before you start your piece. Also, there are certain tapes which can be placed on the table that increase adherence between the part. Finally, if all else fails and you don't mind getting messy, you can mix some ABS with acetone and layer the liquid on the table, which should adhere strongly to the part you are about to build.

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