Makerbot has a stellar reputation in the business for delivering a high-quality product with all of the extras: flexible build plate, camera, Wifi, a simplified filament management system, all in a hugely replicable package.
What it doesn't have is a great enclosure to manage temperature, remove harmful melting plastic fumes, and fire impression. Thankfully we worked closely with Replicator+ owners to meet all of these needs in a beautiful and professional acrylic enclosure.
Top door to access the filament insert area, OR a slot should you wish to use an external dry box/spool holder.
Perfectly aligned cable grommets in back to easily get cables in and out. You can then remove the enclosure without unplugging anything.
Air filter removes harmful melting plastic fumes
3D Print Your Own Connectors. Or Not.
A lot of customers prefer to print their own connector pieces themselves. We get it: you've got a great 3D printer, and it is itching to print things. No problem! The kit includes the STLs for all 3D printed parts like corner connectors, knobs, vents, etc. Typically it takes about 48 hours to print everything you'll need with a .4mm nozzle and .2mm layer height.
On the other hand, if you purchase the optional connector kit, all parts are 3D printed in the best quality American-made ABS. It not only will withstand the heat year after year, but it's also one of the most rigid plastics to add that will make the enclosure sturdier. We proudly use the best ABS filament you can buy from Atomic Filament in Indiana.
DON'T USE PLA!
If you still want to print your own parts, just remember that temperatures inside an enclosure will melt PLA, so you will get the best results with printing parts in a high-quality ABS, ASA, or Nylon. The catch-22 is you need an enclosure to print ABS! If you don't already have an enclosure, you can make do with PETG. Just keep in mind that PETG is more flexible and will make the entire enclosure less rigid than if you had used ABS.
Pro Quality American Made Acrylic
The panels are made in a factory in Ohio and cut on an American-built industrial laser, and then flat-packed for your assembly. All you need for assembly is just a hex wrench and a small Philips head screwdriver. (not included.)
The entry-level model has all 3mm acrylic and is a great option for the hobbyist on a budget.
6mm Front, 3mm Sides
The most popular model has a 6mm front and 3mm sides. The thicker front is a big improvement for the door.
6mm Front and Top, 3mm Sides
If you want to use 3Kg+ spools on top of the enclosure then the 6mm top upgrade is a must. This is the configuration we use in our print farm and it's also popular with libraries and schools that need a sturdier enclosure at a good price.
If you want to gain a couple of degrees of heat retention or intend to move your enclosure around a lot the 6mm all-around is the best you can buy.