MakerBot Replicator Z18

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MakerBot Replicator Z18

Product code: MB-MP05950EU

Part Number:  MP05950EU



£5,998.80 incl. VAT.


In stock

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The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is a single-head 3D printer with an ultra-tall build volume of 305mm(w) x 305mm(l) x 457mm(h). It is optimised to print in MakerBot PLA and Tough PLA filaments, within an enclosed build chamber, making it ideal for tall and large prototypes and models.


The MakerBot Z18 has excellent connectivity, with 4 different ways to connect (USB cable, USB stick, Wi-Fi & Ethernet), allowing it to be accessed by a number of different users. It comes with MakerBot Print software, compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems (64 bit only), which is intuitive and easy to use and has a full colour LCD display screen with built-in memory for ease and speed of operation.


The MakerBot Z18 desktop 3D printer has a number of features designed with the user in mind, including the MakerBot Smart Extruder with automatic filament detection, an on-board camera and auto bed-levelling. 


As a Professional level MakerBot Authorised Partner, we are certified to provide our customers with the highest level of technical support and preferential access to new product upgrades.


Please note, installation and training is required with every purchase of a MakerBot Z18 3D printer.


12 month manufacturer warranty included.



The MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer has 18” of build height, making it ideal for 3D printing extra-large industrial prototypes, models, and products. Its enclosed chamber is designed to help print large models with minimal curling.



The on-board user interface and dial is intuitive and easy to use. You can access your object library and see previews of your 3D files, as well as maintaining and setting up your printer.  



The single-head MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer uses the MakerBot Smart Extruder, which is easy to swap or replace. It also automatically detects the absence of filament and pauses the print, and you can print in multiple colours by pausing and swapping filament during a print.


The MakerBot Smart Extruder snaps on and off easily, allowing you to change nozzles in seconds.



The MakerBot Replicator Z18 has an on-board camera so you can keep an eye on your model being 3D printed from afar, via accessing the camera through MakerBot Print software and the MakerBot Mobile app.

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer comes with:


  • Power lead
  • Spool holder
  • USB cable
  • On board camera
  • Print pad
  • MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder
  • MakerBot Z18 Build Plate Tape
  • 1x spool PLA filament (Large Spool)
  • User manual
  • MakerBot Print software download

MakerBot Replicator Z18 Technical Specifications



1.75mm MakerBot PLA filament

(Small / Large / XL* / XXL* Spools)

*Requires MakerBot Z18 Filament Case


1.75mm MakerBot Tough PLA filament

Replicator Z18 dimensions

493mm (w) x 565mm (d) x 854mm (h)

19.4'' (w) x 22.2'' (d) x 33.6" (h)

Max build size

305mm (w) x 305mm (l) x 457mm (h)

12.0'' (w) x 12.0'' (l) x 18.0'' (h)
Z axis print resolution0.1mm / 100 microns
Positioning accuracy

XY: 11 microns [0.0004"]

Z: 2.5 microns [0.0001"]
Print bedInjection moulded PC-ABS
Print chamberEnclosed build chamber
Power requirements100 - 240v AC, 5.4 - 2.2A, 50/60 Hz, 350W
Support structuresBreak away support materials with pliers or cutters
Design file input formatSTL, OBJ, THING, MAKERBOT
Free print softwareYes: MakerBot Print
Software compatibility

Windows (7, 10 64 bit only)

Mac OS X (10.7+ 64 bit only)

ConnectivityUSB stick, USB cable, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Camera resolution320 x 240
Free filament1x MakerBot Large Spool PLA


Please note the Technical Specifications are provided by the Manufacturer and may be subject to change.

Where can I download the MakerBot Replicator Z18 user guide?


What operating systems do you need to run the MakerBot Replicator Z18 Desktop 3D Printer?

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is compatible with Mac and Windows (64 bit only).


Is the MakerBot Replicator Z18 single or multiple extruder?

The MakerBot Replicator Mini is a single extruder desktop 3D printer.  It has the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder which has the ability to detect filament absence and automatically pause your prints, and send notifications to your MakerBot Print and MakerBot Mobile apps.


What colours/filament can I use?

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer uses MakerBot PLA in Small, Large, XL and XXL spool sizes.


The Z18 can also use MakerBot Tough PLA filament (Large spools), for durable, high-impact strength prototypes and fixtures.


There is a range of over 20 colours and different finishes including translucent filaments. You can order additional PLA from our MakerBot filament order page.


Should you wish to use MakerBot XL or XXL spools with the MakerBot Z18, it requires the use of the MakerBot Z18 Filament Case which can be ordered from our Accessories & Spare Parts page.


Why MakerBot PLA Filament?

MakerBot PLA Filament has been well researched and developed to produce a reliable filament that sticks to the platform without peeling, cracking, or curling.


Which files can the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer print?

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 accepts STL, OBJ, THING and MAKERBOT file formats.


How do I get a file to my MakerBot Replicator Z18 for printing?

You transfer your print ready file to your MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer via USB stick, Ethernet cable, USB cable connected to your computer or Wi-Fi. Please note you cannot use an SD card to file transfer.


What software is required for the MakerBot Replicator Z18?

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 uses MakerBot Print software. MakerBot Print is the next generation of software, replacing MakerBot Desktop. It is a free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing and sharing 3D prints.


MakerBot Print software receives regular updates from MakerBot to add enhanced and improved functionalities. 


How large is the MakerBot Replicator Z18?

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 is a large 3D printer. Its dimensions are 49.3cm (w) X 56.5cm (d) x 85.4cm (h), to allow for the ultra-tall objects to be 3D printed. The maximum build size of the MakerBot Replicator Z18 is 305mm (w) x 305mm (l) x 457mm (h).


What is MakerBot Mobile?

The MakerBot Mobile app gives you the power to monitor and control your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer and access all things MakerBot from your mobile.


Example print from the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D printer:

Part name House scale model
Source Thingiverse Thing 506228
Print settings

Standard (200 microns) 

with raft


MakerBot PLA True White

Part approx. size

126mm (x) x 92mm (y) x 115mm (z)

Time taken 17 hours 3 minutes
Material used 232g
Approx. material cost £11.60





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