An experimental platform for engineers and developers to create, build, customize, and collaborate on MakerBot MakerBot Replicator+ and Replicator Z18 3D printing solutions.
MakerBot Labs was born out of feedback from advanced users looking to tap their innovative spirit and expand their 3D printing experience.*
Together, Let's Push the Boundaries of What's Possible.
Customizable Hardware and Software
Custom Material Print Modes
MB Labs Community
Designed for the advanced user looking to push the limits of what's possible with MakerBot 3D printers. Customize your 3D printing experience with a modifiable hardware design and interchangeable nozzles.*
Creative Flexibility with a Range of Materials
Push the boundaries of MakerBot 3D printing with interchangeable nozzles and unlocked access to custom print modes for full experimental freedom.
Freedom to Switch From Production to Sandbox
Quickly switch from the reliability of the Smart Extruder+ to the Experimental Extruder to test the limits of your ideas.
Drafting for Speed
Print existing PLA materials with the included large diameter draft nozzles and dramatically reduce total print time by up to 75%.
Experiment with Materials
MakerBot Labs Community
Create. Share. Collaborate.
Save and Share Your Material Print Modes
Unlock advanced print settings** with the Experimental Extruder and other MakerBot Labs hardware. Once you’ve found the settings that work best for your chosen material, save a custom Material Print Mode and share it with the MakerBot Labs Thingiverse community.
Explore Popular Material Print Modes
Browse, collaborate, discuss, and download. MakerBot Labs on Thingiverse is the community for discussing Material Print Profiles, software APIs, and hardware mods.
Popular Print Modes From MakerBot Labs
|colorFabb® woodFill||0.6mm Stainless Steel|
|colorFabb® copperFill||0.6mm Stainless Steel|
|colorFabb® bronzeFill||0.6mm Stainless Steel|
|colorFabb® corkFill||0.6mm Stainless Steel|
Experiment with MB Labs APIs
Get under the hood of MakerBot hardware and software. Developers can access documentation about APIs and collaborate with other developers to interface with and expand the capabilities of MakerBot 3D Printers.
*MakerBot Labs is an experimental community and contains experimental products. Please note that products featured on this page are intended to be used by advanced users only and are not covered under warranty or supported by MakerBot. Content is generated by the community - use custom profiles, APIs, and mods at your own risk.
**To slice a print for the Experimental Extruder you must be connected to the printer via USB cable, WIFI, or ethernet with the Experimental Extruder attached to the printer.