As you may have heard, Monday marked the first day of shipments for the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Whether you’ve just received your machine or are patiently awaiting it’s arrival, these videos will help prepare you for the journey you are about to embark on. In addition to the videos, the documentation pages in the Support section of our website and the downloadable User Manual are available now to help make sure you set out on the right foot.
Unboxing: The MakerBot Replicator 2X takes just a few minutes to set up. This video will show you how to carefully unpack and setup your new machine.
Startup Process: Before you start making things you’ll need to level the build platform and load the MakerBot ABS filament into your MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. Your MakerBot Replicator 2X will walk you through this process step-by-step by displaying directions on it’s LCD panel. Watch this video and follow along with the directions so that your MakerBot Replicator 2X can make its very first thing!
MakerWare Dual Extrusion: MakerBot MakerWare 2.0 was just released yesterday. One of the most exciting things about this update to our software is that it now supports dual extrusion. If you need an intro to preparing a model for dual extrusion on your MakerBot Replicator 2X, this is the video to watch. If you’re new to MakerBot MakerWare and need a basic tutorial then be sure to start here.
Maintenance Routine: Your MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer requires some simple upkeep. Replacing your kapton tape and greasing the z-axis rod and the x-axis idler pulley will help keep your new machine purring.
If you’ve got a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer you can find your getting started videos here.