The MakerBot Replicator Z18
Schools around the world, whether K-12 or universities are implementing cutting-edge technology and makerspaces to equip students with 21st-century design and problem-solving skills. 3D printing is now one of the most popular and effective ways to drive classroom excitement, and incorporating the tech has gotten even easier as more 3D printing lesson plans are published to Thingiverse Education.
The Replicator Z18 is an FDM (fused deposition modeling) professional 3D printer. MakerBot provides various spool sizes and 28 colors including full color, translucent and specialty pinks, blues, greens and more.
The sleek design of the MakerBot Replicator Z18 has everything you’d expect in an industrial 3D printer, and then a little more. An onboard camera is built into the Z18 and takes photos of all your finished models, automatically. This 90-pound printer also has an easy-to-replace extruder, LCD screen, and an optional stand.
The help and support section of MakerBot’s website has user guides, a knowledge base and contact information for technical support. A high-quality 3D printer also wouldn’t be complete without a warranty and the Replicator Z18 has a full one-year warranty to cover all the moving parts.
The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is one of the most connected 3D printers. You’ll be able to connect and print via Wi-Fi, USB, flash drive or Ethernet cable. Your smartphone is also compatible with the Replicator Z18 as well. Mac, Windows 7 and 8 and Linux operating systems will also all work.
If you’re looking for a small investment instead of a large one, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 is a great choice. With high-quality features and a sleek design, the Z18 builds large models quickly and efficiently. Although you don’t get the precision you would with another industrial 3D printer, the Z18 can still produce quality prototypes and finished models.