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Makerbot 3D Printer Information

A photo of a 3D printer printing an Egpytian pyramid

MakerBot 3D Printers

3. What colors can the 3D Printers print in?

Currently the Makerbota print using PLA plastic. The colors we have in house vary depending on what has been used and where we are in the re-ordering process.

The following colors are generally available:

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Dark Blue
  • Gray
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Pink

Other colors may be available. Please email mkane@mclinc.org for an updated list of what is currently available.


3. Which printers does UDPL own?

The first 3D printer purchased for the UDPL STEAM Lab was a Cube. This printer and the filament cartridges needed to run it are no longer being made and is used primarily for demonstration purposes rather than daily printing.

The second 3D printer purchased for the UDPL STEAM Lab is the MakerBot Replicator. This is our “workhorse” printer. The majority of our prints are done on this printer because it has the largest build plate (for larger prints) and is the most consistent quality wise.

The third and fourth 3D printers purchased for the UDPL STEAM Lab are MakerBot Replicator Minis. These printers have identical extruders and print quality to the larger Replicator, but a smaller print plate. These smaller printers are ideal for printing single items as opposed to the Replicator that we often use to print four or more objects at a time.

The fifth 3D printer purchased for the UDPL STEAM Lab is a ToyBox printer. This is our smallest printer and the one we use when we want to do demonstrations in schools or at community events. It’s also the easiest to operate. Prints are sent to this printer with a single click and are generally printed very quickly.


5. What is the largest size object the printers can print?

The maximum object size that the MakerBot Replicator can print is 9.9″x 7.8″ x 5.9″.

The maximum object size that the MakerBot Mini can print is 3.9″x 3.9″ x 4.9″.

The maximum object size that the ToyBox 3D Printer can print is 3″x3″x3″.

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