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More from the Makerbot Range:
Makerbot In Australia
Makerbot Z18
Replicator 5th Gen
Makerbot Mini
Makerbot Digitizer
PLUS Series Replicator+ and Mini+

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Considering buying in the USA?
What is Australian warranty is worth?
Also please do all the Maths:
$US buy price + Shipping + GST and Customs duties on arival (yes you have to pay that!), plus currency conversion.

Makerbot Z18


Announced at CES 2014, this impressive printer boasts a 30.5 X 30.5 X 45.7cm build area!

That is big enough to build a life size print out of your own head! Perfect for making extra large industrial prototypes, models and products. Or printing multiple things at once, for faster output.

Features of the Makerbot Replicator Z18

The Makerbot Replicator Z18 is part of Makerbot Industries fifth generation of machines.

With that fifth generation comes a range of new, sophisticated technology features that define the new standard for ease of use, quality, and reliability of this Makerbot 3D printer.

The large build area is impressive, and has allowed us to print jobs as long as 79Hrs! Jobs that previously took 4-7 peices are now completed in one large part. No gluing or post print work.

Key features:

Smart Extruder with Smart Features

Smart Extruder

Unlike any other 3D Printer in their class, the 5th Generation Makerbot 3D Printers have an easy to to swap or replace system that detects filament absence or movement stop and automatically pauses your print!

It also then sends notifications to the Makerbot Desktop and Makerbot Mobile apps.
Onboard WebCam, monitor your print remotely


Monitoring your print is easy with the automatic camera feed to your Makerbot Desktop of Mobile App (iphone only).

It is also easy to share photos to MakerBot Thingiverse and social networks.

The camera is accessible through MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps.
Screen so you can control your bot without a computer

Full Colour 3.5" LCD

On-board user interface and intuitive dial create a rich user experience

Access your object library and see previews of your 3D model files. Print from USB stick, or transfer files to the onboard memory.

On-board utilities help you set up and maintain your printer
Connect to the bot via your Mobile device


Free and friendly Makerbot Mobile app allows for remote monitoring from the on-board camera feed, and to recieve notifications and alterts from your makerbot Replicator 5th Gen 3D printer.
Heated chamber for more consistant printing


Enclosed and heated build chamber designed for printing large models with minimal curling.

Non-heated bed
Large build volume


Build objects up to 45.7 cm (18 inches) tall!

Total build volume: 42,475 cm3 (2,592 in3).

Full build area 30.5 x 30.5 X 45.7cm
High resolution


Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models Get smooth-to-the-touch surfaces that don't need sanding, finishing, or postproduction Create realistic prototypes and models for demonstrations and presentations Choose settings that range from fast draft to finer resolution.
Connect with Ethernet or Wifi


4 ways to connect: USB stick*, USB cable, Ethernet cable*, or WI-FI

Cloud connected Send print file via Wi-Fi, Ethernet* or USB to printer and control your 5th Generation Makerbot Replicator from anywhere with MakerBot Mobile
*USB stick and Ethernet are not available on the mini

Backed By Bilby3D : What Our Customers Have To Say

" After waiting 5 weeks for tech support from my supplier I rang you. Within 2 hours I was printing - your tech girl was incredible. Thanks so much." Adam

" Thank you for all of your support with my Makerbot Replicator 2. Although, I’m embarrassed to say, I bought my Rep 2 from the other Australian distributor, the difference in the level of support I’ve experienced has been considerable.
Your level of experience and expertise is readily apparent, whereas the impression I have from Thinglab is that they are a simple sales agency rather than a value-added distributor.
Your willingness to help troubleshoot a printer that you didn’t even sell was sensational – the corresponding experience from Thinglab was comparable to a proverbial ‘shrug of the shoulders’.
Bilby3D’s access to the latest information, tips, and ability to improvise improved parts for what is, understandably, a brand new device/work in progress has substantially increased the benefit I’m receiving from my printer."
Troy, Skyzer

" Bilby have always been there to help us along the way, no matter how silly my questions." Kate

" Loving the new fact sheets on - great work guys." Ben

Note : So many non-Bilby3D customers now want Bilby3D tech support and warranty that we had to start charging, sorry - $300 per year. This is free to customers who purchase machines from us. Please consider how much dependable support is worth to you?

Makerware : new software to back it up

Makerbot has released FREE all new software : Makerware. The software enables lightning fast preparation time utilising the companies new slicing engin, which is 20 times faster than previous technology. Plus it is smarter and more efficient, which means faster build times too!
Download it now ; and pen up one of your designs, or one you downloaded from and experiment with scaling it, moving it, and saving the file for printing. You will see you have full control over the number of Shells (how thick the wall is) and the density of the model (from 0% to 100% solid/fill). You can also specify the layer height (resolution) from .34mm to .1mm.

Plus you can now make multiple things at once! Just load up muliple models at the same time and print them simultaneously!

Makerbot 5th Gen PLA

5th Gen Makerbots have specific Spool draws that require Makerbot 5th Gen PLA Spools. They are 0.9kg in weight.
You Can still use other PLA filament! (click here for full list here) It will just not fit in the drawer. When you buy other filament from us wita 5th Generation Makerbot we will give you a free turntable to hold your filament spool during printing.

Translucents are semi transparent/see through. Solids/True colours are obviously not transparent at all

Translucents Red

Translucents Orange

Translucents Yellow

Translucents Green

Translucents Blue

Translucents Purple

Translucents Natural

Solid Red

Solid Orange

Solid Yellow




Warm Grey

Cool Grey


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