Computerworld | Feb 18, 2016 3:00 AM PT
Last month, MakerBot began offering its Smart Extruder+, a new and improved print head for its flagship Replicator and Replicator Mini desktop 3D printers.
The company claims the new Smart Extruder+ provides a more reliable printing process for its fused filament fabrication (FFF) machines. In order to test this, MakerBot sent me a Replicator 3D printer and Smart Extruder+ to review.
I've got to admit, I've been waiting a long time to review a MakerBot Replicator. First released in 2014, the current Replicator is MakerBot's fifth generation of its flagship product; it offers a large build volume (9.9 x 7.8 x 5.9 in.) and lots of bells and whistles. For example, you can start a print job using a mobile app and then monitor the progress of that job remotely via a camera on the 3D printer.
Read Lucas' full article at ComputerWorld.com