MakerBot Replicator | The Class of 2014


New Leading-Edge Printers
At MakerBot, we’ve been making professional-quality 3D printers affordable and accessible since 2009. In that short time we’ve released four generations of 3D printers, helping unleash a worldwide 3D printing revolution in art and design, engineering and manufacturing, architecture, education, and more.

Today we’re yet again defining the new standard in ease of use, quality, and reliability with the introduction of three new MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. We are proud to introduce the:

— MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer

— MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer

— MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

The MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform
All three Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers run on a common MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform, which enables improved reliability, ease of use, and seamless connectivity. Check out the features below:


— New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder that’s easy to swap or replace.  It also detects filament absence and automatically pauses your print.

— On-board camera for print monitoring and easy sharing.

— USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi* ensure a seamless workflow.

— 3.5-inch full-color LCD display** and intuitive dial create a rich user experience.

Each Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer is designed for use with new MakerBot apps, which are cloud-enabled and allow you to discover, manage, and share 3D prints—from your desktop computer or mobile device.

With this new suite of 3D printers, we’re excited to see how you’ll take your creative projects to a whole new level! Check out the links below to learn more. 

MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer

It’s an easy-to-use, no-compromise compact 3D printer for everyone, from beginners to pros.

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer

Providing unmatched speed, reliability, quality, and connectivity for all your 3D printing needs.

MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer

Massive build volume and the best price/performance in its category.



* Coming soon

**MakerBot Replicator and MakerBot Replicator Z18 only

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7 Comments so far

  • Far McKon
    January 7, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Gratz on the excellent new designs. Once again, MakerBot is setting the bar for usability and end customer accessibility.

  • Chris Charlton
    January 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

    They look fantastic. I’m happy with my Replicator 2 and will be eyeing these new models for Spring.

  • Gabriel Guzman
    May 28, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Unfortunately my experience with a Replicator 2 5th Generation is not a good one… since day one I ran into problems, from objects peeling off the build plate (even when tape is applied), to what seems to be a clogged nozzle that made it impossible to load more filament. On top of that, clear instructions on how to troubleshoot those problems are lacking.

    Tech support isn’t that fast either so one is left to one’s own devices…

    I really wanted this printer to work for us.

    • Tiffany Diorio
      May 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Hi Gabriel,

      I’m really sorry about this. We’d like to help – I wasn’t able to find any cases currently open under your e-mail address, so if there’s a better address to message you at please let me know.

  • Josh Jannusch
    September 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    How long typically until you get a replacement extruder? We are in desperate need of a replacement extruder because our is jammed. We have a case open, but still waiting to hear back……hope it happens soon.

    • Chandra
      September 18, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Hi Josh – I just let our support experts know. They’ll get you back up and running soon.

  • Chrish
    January 12, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I use a Makerbot Replicator 2.

    I have literally wasted KILOS of (expensive!) Filament trying to print a 3D Model of a house.
    The print is large (then again why shouldn’t it be).
    It would run for 8 hours but has in more than 10 attempts never finished.

    At some stage (usually after ~ 33%) the Filament stops feeding and the printer prints “thin air”.

    I saw that someone created a Fix

    But I live in Australia and am under time pressure here.

    Any other smart ideas welcome!


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