The Z18 is the largest of MakerBot’s 5th Generation family of 3D printers. With its massive build volume (12″ x 12″ x 18″), it is the best price to performance ratio in the extra-large professional 3D printer category. The 5th generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use, quality, and reliability. WiFi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity ensure a seamless production workflow. The Z18 includes an on-board camera, diagnostics, and assisted build plate leveling, making this one of the most user-friendly 3D printers on the market.
Feature Benefit 100 Micron Layer Resolution Creates professional quality and detail; provides smooth-to-the-touch surfaces User Adjustable Settings Enables fast printing for preliminary parts to finer resolution for final parts Massive Build Volume Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial prototypes, models, and products; Print multiple parts at once so you can get to work on your next design sooner Heated Chamber Provides a more stable thermal environment for consistent builds Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet Connectivity Ensures a seamless production workflow On-board camera Allows remote control, monitoring and real-time streaming On-board diagnostics Easy to operate and maintain Assisted build plate leveling Ensures easy set-up and operation
Parameter Value/Description Printing Build Volume 11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H in. Minimum Layer Height 100 microns Build Platform Material PC-ABS Heated Chamber Yes Connectivity USB Yes Wi-Fi Yes Ethernet Yes USB Stick Yes Hardware MakerBot Smart Extruder+ Yes Camera Yes LCD Interface Yes Assisted Leveling Yes Filament MakerBot PLA Filament Yes Spool Size 2.0 lbs.
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Price $2,499 $1,299 $2,499 $6,499 Printing Build Volume 9.7 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H in. 4 L x 4 W x 5 H in. 11.6 L x 7.6 W x 6.5 H in. 11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H in. Minimum Layer Height 100 microns 200 microns 100 microns 100 microns Dual Extruders Yes Heated Chamber Yes Heated Build Platform Yes Connectivity USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Ethernet Yes Yes USB Stick Yes Yes SD Card Yes Hardware Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ Yes Yes MakerBot Smart Extruder+ Yes Yes Yes Camera Yes Yes Yes LCD Interface Yes Yes Assisted Leveling No Leveling Required Yes Yes Filament MakerBot Tough PLA Filament Yes Yes MakerBot PLA Filament Yes Yes Yes MakerBot ABS Filament Yes MakerBot Dissolvable Filament Yes Spool Size 2.2 lbs. 0.5 lbs. 2.0 lbs. 2.0 lbs.