MakerBot Replicator Z18

Massive Build Volume for the Professional Innovator

MakerBot Replicator Z18

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Meet the Replicator Z18

The best price-to-performance ratio in the extra-large, professional 3D printer category

Massive Build Volume

Massive Build Volume

30.0 L X 30.5 W X 45.7 H CM
11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN

Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial concept models and prototypes. Think and build bigger than ever.

Includes the MakerBot Smart Extruder+

Double the warranty of its predecessor, the
Smart Extruder+ is a culmination of product design and 160,000+ hours of rigorous testing that delivers dependable, consistent performance with superior results using MakerBot PLA Filament.

MakerBot Smart Extruder+

MakerBot Replicator Z18

Iterate at a Fraction of the Cost of Industrial 3D Printers

With the massive build volume of the Z18, you can print prototypes and parts at a vastly lower cost than industrial 3D printers.

More Features

Flexible Connectivity

Flexible Connectivity

Send print files to your 3D printer via Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or with a USB drive. Control your printer via MakerBot Print or remotely with MakerBot Mobile.

Full-Featured Software

Full-Featured Software

Store, organize, and access 3D design files in your personal cloud-enabled library on MakerBot Print. MakerBot’s free downloadable software is compatible with Mac or Windows computers.

MakerBot Support

MakerBot Support

MakerBot Support offers comprehensive MakerCare coverage plans and responsive expertise from those who know MakerBot products best. Our support site also offers both intelligent troubleshooting and in-depth product information.

Optimized for MakerBot PLA Filament

Safe for the office or classroom, this filament is non-toxic and easy-to-print with minimal warping or curling. It's also optimized to give you the best results and highest quality for the MakerBot Replicator Z18 Printer.

MakerBot PLA Filament

MakerBot Tough PLA Filament

All-New MakerBot Tough PLA Filament

Created for engineers and designers, MakerBot Tough PLA Filament allows you to print durable, high-impact strength prototypes and fixtures. This filament is tested and optimized to print reliably and easily with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+.

Technical Specs


Print Technology
Fused Deposition Modeling

Build Volume
30.0 L x 30.5 W x 45.7 H CM
[11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN]

2,549 cubic inches

Layer Resolution
100 microns

Filament Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 IN]

Filament Compatibility
MakerBot PLA Filament Large Spool

Nozzle Diameter
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Print File Type


Ambient Operating Temperature
15­-24°C [60-­75.2°F]

Storage Temperature
0-­38°C [32­-100°F]

Size & Weight

Product Dimensions
49.3 L x 56.5 W x 86.1 H
[19.4 W x 22.2 D x 33.9 H IN]

Shipping Box
65.0 x 71.9 x 106.0 CM
[25.6 x 28.3 x 41.75 IN]

Product Weight
41 KG [90 LBS]

Shipping Weight
52 KG [115 LBS]


Powder-Coated steel
with PC-ABS and Aluminum Composite Material

Build Surface
Injection molded PC­ ABS

Stepper Motors
1.8° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping

XY Positioning Precision
11 Microns [0.0004 IN]

Z Positioning Precision
2.5 Microns [0.0001 IN]


Software Bundle
MakerBot Print Software

Supported File Types

Operating Systems
Windows (7+)
Mac OS X (10.7+)
Linux (ubuntu 12.04+, fedora 19+)


Power Requirements
100­-240 V; 5.4-­2.2 A;
50/60 HZ; 350 W

USB, Ethernet, Wi­fi


Camera Resolution
320 x 240