Leading desktop 3D printing manufacturer, MakerBot is undoubtedly one of the biggest name in the industry have been making some the coolest printer ever. The Makerbot Replicator 5th Generation is the most advanced one so far. The 3D printing industry is becoming really huge and many players offering amazing stuffs to users. So how cool enough the Makerbot Replicator is? Can it be a good enough to pick out of plenty of options? Let find this out in our 3D printer Review blog on MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen.
The MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen comes almost completely assembled. Complete installation is simple, all you need to do is, attach the extruder and follow the instruction. It has inbuilt software which guide you to finish it off.
Design & Hardware
The MakerBot Replicator built with solid plastic giving shinning design, unlike previous printer, company had a lot of time to iron out all the kinks which makes it best designed, user-friendly 3D printers for users. You will fine the control panel at the top of it. No more bending over and squinting at a tiny LCD screen. The design is cool enough so one can stand and up comfortably while you fiddle with settings. The extruder is small and magnetically attached. You can easily detach the exterior body but it needs lot of screwdrivers and careful dis-assembly.
As far as printing performance is concerned, It has some of the best specifications and features in the biz. It is one of the best FDM Priner you have ever seen. You can always print larger object because of its 9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 inch build area. It certainly has some fair share of flaws and shortcomings but once you are comfortable using it, you will find it more smooth, reliable and consistent 3D printer. It has also in built network-connected camera that lets you check up on your print via the MakerBot app directly. You need to connect the printer to your Wi-Fi Network if you want to print it directly from the app. You can monitor it while printing the object which is really convenient. You can expect really quality print from this machine.
Despite having so many advantages, it has few minor cons that we have noticed.
- Lack of dual extruder
- High In Price
- Filament issues (not often)
Considering every facts, MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen is the most feature-packed 3D printers that a users desire.