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Replicator 2

Last modified 01/19/2015

Overview
Desktop 3D printers are a great way for designers and makers to quickly prototype and materialize their ideas.
  • Great for customized/odd shapes
  • Easily turn almost any 3D model into an object
  • IMPORTANT: DO NOT LEAVE PRINTER UNATTENDED WHILE PRINTING!
Signup for time slots here (R2D2)    & here (Asimo)

  • 30 min slots.
  • 9AM to 11PM daily
  • If you need to cancel your slot, please DELETE the event from your own Google Calendar instead of declining it.

Features & 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]
  • FILAMENT TYPE: PLA ONLY!!

Interface
Operating information. NOTE: If you have never used a 3D printer before or have any doubt, PLEASE ask for assistance.
  • SOFTWARE BUNDLE: MAKERBOT MAKERWARE
  • FILE TYPES: STL, OBJ, THING
  • Steps needed to successfully run a job:
    • Export an STL or OBJ file from 3D modeling software (or download file from Thingiverse)
    • Open STL or OBJ file in Makerbot Desktop Software 
    • Standard settings should be fine for most jobs. If you do need to alter settings please remember the following:
      • Always print with a raft.
      • High quality prints (lower layer height) take more time to print.
    • Connect your computer to the Makerbot via USB and select PRINT on upper right side of screen. 
    • Or export a print file and place onto an SD card - this method is usually more stable.

    • Insert SD card and select Build from SD by pressing the big M button. Use arrows to navigate to your file and select with the M button. Your print should now start.
    • While your job is running, you MUST be there to watch the print in case anything goes wrong!
    • Once print is finished, use a metro card to slide under the print and lift it off the bed. NOTE: Do not use any sharp objects to pry print off bed.

Materials
PLA Only

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