A weak point of the MakerBot Replicator 2 and 2X is the complete Z-axis design. This is made of plastic and of many individual parts. The bearing can not be adjusted / aligned and the complete construction is very soft and tends to oscillate.
With precisely aligned dual nozzles, the Replicator 2X allows you to add another level of creativity to your 3D models with the ability to print in one or two colors. MakerBot also provides updates to their MakerBot software in order to make it easier to generate dual-extrusion prints.
MakerBot Replicator 2x 3D Printer. This is a dual extruder, 3d printer, with a heated build plate. The adjustable print speed and adjustable layer thickness are via software. It comes with additional Kapton tape sheets for the build plate. Software can be downloaded from MakerBot's website or you can use other free or commercial slicer software. It also comes with (2) 1 pound spools of ABS in red and white that are lightly used. It is in very good condition and works well. <br>
To start a 3D print, you can connect from your computer via USB or with an SD Card. Used, plastic protective film on tray is used and should be replaced as a disposable each print job but this unit works perfectly and is ready to go to work.
The upgrade is for the Makerbot Replicator 2X only (this will not fit a replicator 2 or 1.). (2) The Swing Arm (left and right). (2) 25mm screw - for the pivot joint of the swing arm. (2) Aluminum bushing - for pivot joint of the swing arm.
It gives an accustic signal for 10 seconds and after that it sends a discreet beep every 30 seconds. Super easy installation and handling. No modifications on the electronics or the firmware and software needed, you only need to plug it in.
For Makerbot Replicator 1, 2, 2X and other MK8 Extruders. For MakerBot Replicator 1, Replicator 2, Replicator 2X as well for FlashForge Creator, Wanhao Duplicator and all sorts of other MakerBot Replicator clones.