The Makerbot z18 is Makerbots prosumer level desktop 3d printer designed for large scale, consistent and reliable 3D printing. The z18’s large build volume means that you can make either single large scale models or print multiple models at the same time, saving you time. It is a great 3D printer for Architects and Designers alike.
Makerbot z18 Features
The Makerbot Z18 is designed for professional development, the Prosumer market, with a large build area and heated enclosed chamber. The Z18 printer is both USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi enabled which means you can connect to your makerbot account and manage your 3D printing remotely. It features the new Makerbot smart extruder.The smart extruder detects when there is no filament left and automatically pauses the print sending notifications to your makebot desktop and mobile apps. This gives you the freedom to press print and walk away knowing your print is not going to be destroyed.
Adding to the Print and go mentality of Makerbot 3D printers it features a built in camera so that yo can monitor your prints remotely, it can automatically take photos of your print and save it to your cloud storage! The fully featured software that is free to download helps you organise and access your 3D model files.
It has a very tall and large build area. Models can be made up to 45.7cm in height and 30cm in length and depth. The heated build chamber means that you can control the extrusion process to reduce warping of your 3D prints.
The high print resolution of 0.1mm allows for great print quality with little need for post processing.
Being networked means that you can monitor your print from your mobile phone using the Makerbot Mobile app, receive notifications and watch the camera feed to see how your3d print is doing.
Makerbot have developed a reputation for producing 3D printers that can keep on printing with little maintenance for many hours. They have great speed, reliability, quality, and connectivity.
Z18 3D printer specifications
Weight & dimensions
- dimensions: 49.3 x 56.5 x 85.4cm
- weight: 41kg
- Technology: FDM
- Print heads: Single Smart Extruder
- Maximum creation size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm
- Compatible material: PLA
- Filament diameter: 1.75mm
- Print area: heated
- Enclosed build chamber: Yes
- Layer thickness: up to 0.1mm/100microns
- Untethered printing: Yes
- Wired: USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
- Operating system:Windows (7+), Mac OS X (10.7+), Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora)
- File Types: STL, OBJ, THING, MAKERBOT
- 1 year Warranty