MakerBot Experimental Extruder


MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder

The MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder has been designed for the MakerBot Replicator, Replicator+, Replicator Mini, Replicator Mini+ and the Replicator Z18. With the MakerBot Experimental Extruder you will be able to customise your 3D printing experience with a modifiable hardware design and interchangeable nozzles.

Push the boundaries of MakerBot 3D printing with interchangeable nozzles and unlocked access to custom print modes for full experimental freedom and you will also have the freedom to switch from production to sandbox, you can quickly switch from the reliability of the Smart Extruder+ to the Experimental Extruder to test the limits of your ideas.

With the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder you will be able to print existing PLA materials with the included large diameter draft nozzles and dramatically reduce total print time by up to 75%. The MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder is designed to be customised, it has a modified thermal core and a more secure thermal barrier tube, the Experimental Extruder was redesigned to make changing nozzles easier. Download and print the Experimental Extruder Jig to provide a more stable platform.

For resources on the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder there’s the MakerBot Labs Community, this is a community of makers, creators and experimenters. You can post a question to the community, find tips and tricks and discover custom print modes as you push the limits of your MakerBot Experimental Extruder.

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Refer to MakerBot Labs for Community Created Print Profiles

The Experimental Extruder unlocks over 35 additional custom print settings in MakerBot Print to allow a user to further tune their prints. These settings are tied to the Experimental Extruder and can only be accessed when connected to a printer that has an Experimental Extruder attached.

Printer Compatibility: MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Gen), MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer and MakerBot Replicator Z18
Filament: 1.75mm
Required Downloads: Firmware version 2.6+ and MakerBot Print version 2.7+
Print Technology: Fused Deposition Modelling
Included Nozzles: 0.4 mm Brass, 0.6 mm Brass, 0.6 mm Stainless Steel, 0.8 mm Brass
Included Accessories: Two (2) Nozzle Wrenches

Extruder Cap for use with Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ 3D printers

Active Cooling Duct for use with Replicator+ and Replicator Mini+ 3D printers (ships attached to Experimental Extruder) Filament Swivel Clip for MakerBot Replicator Z18 configuration (ships attached to Experimental Extruder)

Temperature: 100 - 235°C (212 - 455°F)
Shipping Dimensions: 12.7 L X 6.3 W X 17.7 H cm (5 x 2.5 x 7 in)
Shipping Weight: 0.43 kg (0.95 lb)
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