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MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer

MakerBot Replicator Z18

The Z18 features a supersized build volume with both speed and reliability for your prototypes. This 3D printer boasts the best price to performance ratio in the extra large, professional 3D printer category.

This gives you the power to 3d print at a vastly lower cost than industrial 3d printers. The Z18 3D printer comes with MakerBot’s Smart Extruder, that keeps your 3D printing on track and even alerts you to replace filament when it runs out. The Z18 also comes with an onboard camera so you can monitor your prints, wherever you are.


  • Prints up to 1.5 X faster than the competition
  • Prints up to 1.7 x size with increased build volume
  • Use MakerBot PLA and MakerBot Tough filament
  • Create large volume functional prototypes


Build Volume

  • 2,592 CUBIC INCHES
  • 30.0 L X 30.5 W X 45.7 H CM
  • 11.8 L x 12.0 W x 18.0 H IN
    Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial concept models and prototypes. Think and build bigger than ever.


Double the warranty of its predecessor, the Smart Extruder+ is a culmination of product design and 160,000+ hours of rigorous testing that delivers dependable, consistent performance with superior results using MakerBot PLA Filament.

The best price-to-performance ratio in the extra-large, professional 3D printer category

Optimised for MakerBot PLA Material

Safe for both the office and classroom, this material is non-toxic, and prints with minimal warping and curling. MakerBot PLA material is optimised to give you high quality print results for the Replicator Z18 3D printer.

MakerBot Tough PLA Smart Extruder+

Add to your Z18 printers capabilities with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+. Created for engineers and designers, the MakerBot Tough PLA Smart extruder allows you to print using MakerBot Tough PLA filament, for durable high strength prototypes and fixtures. This is an optional extra for the Z18.

More Features

Flexible Connectivity
Flexible Connectivity

Send print files to your 3D printer via Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or with a USB drive. Control your printer via MakerBot Print or remotely with MakerBot Cloud.

Full Featured Software

Store, organize, and access 3D design files in your personal cloud-enabled library on MakerBot Print. MakerBot’s free downloadable software is compatible with Mac or Windows computers.

Warranty & Support
MakerBot Warranty & Support

MakerBot Support offers comprehensive coverage plans and responsive expertise from those who know MakerBot products best. Our support site also offers both intelligent troubleshooting and in-depth product information.



Print Technology
Massive Build Volume for the Professional Innovator

Build Volume
30 L X 30.5 W X 45.7 H CM
[11.8 X 12 X 18 IN]

[2549 Cubic Inches]

Layer Resolution
100 microns [0.0039 IN]

Filament Diameter
1.75 mm [0.069 in]

Filament Compatibility
MakerBot PLA Filament
Large Spool,
MakerBot PLA Filament
Small Spool,
MakerBot Tough PLA Filament
Large Spool

Nozzle Diameter
0.4 MM [0.015 IN]

Print File Type


Ambient Operating Temperature
15-32°C [60-90°F]

Storage Temperature
0-38°C [32-100°F]


Product Dimensions
49.3 L X 56.5 W X 86.1 H CM
[19.4 X 22.2 X 33.9 IN]

Shipping Box
65 L X 71.9 W X 106 H CM
[25.6 X 28.3 X 41.75 IN]

Product Weight
41 kg [90 lb]

Shipping Weight
(Includes Accessory Kit)
52 KG [115 LBS]


PC ABS with Powder-Coated Steel Reinforcement, Aluminum Casting and Extrusions for Motion Components

Build Surface
Grip Surface

Stepper Motors
1.8° step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping

XY Positioning Precision
11 Microns [0.0004 IN]

Z Positioning Precision
2.5 Microns [0.0001 IN]


Software Bundle
MakerBot Print Software,
MakerBot Mobile

Supported File Types

Operating Systems
Windows (7, 10)
Mac OS X (10.9+)


Power Requirements
100-240 V, 50-60 HZ
0.76-0.43 A

USB, Ethernet, Wifi


320 x 240

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