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MakerBot Smart Extruder+

The MakerBot Smart Extruder+

A culmination of intelligent product design and over 160,000 hours of rigorous testing to deliver dependable and consistent 3D printing performance. See the Tech Specs.

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Meet the Smart Extruder+

Enjoy ease of use, reliability, and superior results using MakerBot PLA Filament on the MakerBot Replicator+ and MakerBot Replicator Mini+

Keep Reliability Close at Hand

The Smart Extruder+ was rigorously tested for over 160,000 hours to ensure greater print success over time. It comes backed by a 6-month warranty.



Let’s Take a Look Inside the Smart Extruder+

Watch this short video to learn how the breakthrough design of the MakerBot Smart Extruder+ ensures an intuitive, reliable 3D experience.

Keep a Backup and Keep on Printing

Ensure minimal downtime and uninterrupted results with a spare extruder on hand. As an industry-leader, MakerBot is the only brand to offer an easily swappable extruder.


More Features

Always Use MakerBot PLA Filament

Enjoy the highest quality and best results from your MakerBot 3D Printer with MakerBot PLA Filament. MakerBot's software and hardware are tuned to print with this filament.


Tested for 160,000 cumulative hours, or a total of 18 years, across teams at MakerBot and Stratasys to ensure reliability, results, and superior performance. The standard test print lasted over 24 hours and 5,800 prints were completed.


Get the most from the Smart Extruder+ with these best practices and tips.

Technical Specifications

The Smart Extruder+ is only compatible with MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers (5th Generation) or newer.


MakerBot Smart Extruder+

Shipping Dimensions

Shipping Weight

Nozzle Diameter

For MakerBot Replicator/Replicator+/Replicator Mini/Replicator Mini+ 12.7 x 6.3 x 17.7 cm [5 x 2.5 x 7 in] 0.39 kg [0.87 lb] 0.4mm
For MakerBot Replicator Z18 12.7 x 6.3 x 17.7 cm [5 x 2.5 x 7 in] 0.4 kg [0.88 lb] 0.4mm

Looking for a More Advanced 3D Printing Experience?

An experimental platform for engineers and developers to create, build, customize, and collaborate on MakerBot 3D printing solutions. Discover 3D printing in a range of materials with the MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder.