MakerBot Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer
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A desktop 3D printer with a resolution capability of 100 microns and 410 cubic inch build volume

Detailed Description:
There’s a new standard in desktop 3D printing. Our fourth generation machine isn’t just our best, it’s the best desktop 3D printer on the market. With a resolution capability of 100 microns and a massive 410 cubic inch build volume, the MakerBot Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool for making professional quality models. We set a new standard with our work, so that you can set a new standard with yours.

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Status of realization:
In production

Empowerment, Lifestyle

Region of use:
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America


- 100 Micron Layer Resolution: The 100-micron layer resolution setting on the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer means professional-looking prototypes and objects with less effort. - More Build Volume: A build volume of 410 cubic inches (11.2” L x 6.0” W x 6.1” H) gives the MakerBot Operator much more space than before to make multi-part projects and big models. - Optimized for MakerBot PLA Filament: The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is designed with the renewable bioplastic PLA in mind. PLA is the most popular build material in 3D printing because of its strength and ability to make very large prints without cracking or warping.

MakerBot® Industries introduces the MakerBot® Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer, the company’s easiest, fastest, and most affordable tool yet for making professional-quality models. Designed for the desktop of an engineer, researcher, creative professional, or anyone who loves to make things, the MakerBot Replicator 2 features 100-micron layer resolution, setting a new standard in professional looking models and true-to-life replicas.

How to set a new standard in resolution, build volume, and professional quality in the desktop 3D printer market.


Proven and/or potential effects:
Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot® ( has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16% market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011. In 2011, MakerBot had 21.6% market share. There are over 13,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. At MakerBot’s website Thingiverse (, MakerBot owners can access and contribute to a “universe of things.” More than 28,000 projects, models, and things are available that can be downloaded and printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer!

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How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?


Designed by:
MakerBot® Industries, LLC.


Professional status of designer:

United States of America

City/Country of residence:
United States of America