Plaz Tech Educational in Atlanta, GA Adds the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Compact 3D Printer to Its Line of Products for Use in the Classroom

Plaz Tech Educational in Atlanta, GA Adds the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Compact 3D Printer to Its Line of Products for Use in the Classroom

Since 2009, MakerBot has been at the forefront of 3D printing technology, each year, improving on the equipment and software that renders printed items, and aids to “transform the students of today into the innovators of tomorrow.”

Plaz Tech Educational in Atlanta, GA has been a MakerBot distributor since 2014, working primarily with Georgia school districts.  In addition to selling the product, Plaz Tech also offers related “how to” hands-on workshops intended for educators who will use the equipment in the classroom.

Standing with tradition, this year MakerBot has introduced the new MakerBot Repricator Mini+ 3D Printer, which offers easier, 58% quieter  and 10% faster 3D printing with 28% bigger build volume than previous versions. In addition, its portability enhances multi department/class use.

According to MakerBot, the new 3D printers and their subsystems have been “re-engineered and rigorously tested for 380,000 hours across multiple facilities.  For greater reliability, the Smart Extruder+ comes standard and key components within the printer are redesigned with stiffer materials and a sturdier construction.”


MakerBot Replicator Mini+ 3D PrinterEngineered and extensively tested to print faster, easier, and more reliably with a bigger build volume

  • Print up to 4” by 5” by 5”—28% larger than the MakerBot Replicator Mini, so you can print bigger models 10% faster than the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer
  • To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for over 380,000 hours across multiple facilities
  • For improved precision and reliability, we have redesigned the Z-stage and refined the gantry through stiffer materials and sturdier construction
  • As a portable 3D printer, you can easily move it between classrooms or desks in an office
  • Factory-leveled so the printer doesn’t need to be leveled out of the box
  • Prints adhere better to new Grip Surface on a more durable build plate, resulting in reduced warping and curling. No blue tape required
  • 58% Quieter printing allows for a more focused environment



MakerBot Replicator Mini+ 3D PrinterEasy, Accessible 3D printing

The swappable MakerBot Smart Extruder+ is designed and tested to provide better performance over a longer period of time

  • On-board camera for remote monitoring with 640×480 resolution, double that of the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Camera resolution
  • Connect to the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ using Wi-Fi or via USB
  •  Although factory-leveled, if you do need to level, the convenient assisted leveling streamlines maintenance
  • MakerBot MakerCare Preferred provides an even higher level of service and support from the people who know your product best. A basic version is also available

Combines with powerful workflow tools to streamline the 3D printing process

  • Get up and running faster with the guided wireless setup via MakerBot Mobile
  • Save time and reduce the number of files to manage by printing directly from Native CAD file formats in MakerBot Print. This feature also eliminates the need to convert files to an STL format and any possible file conversion errors
  • Additional features available in MakerBot Print:
    • Automatically Optimizes Slicing for Your Setup
    • Efficiently Auto Arrange Prints
    • New Print Preview
    • Redesigned Breakaway Supports and Rafts
    • Auto Update
    • Only 3D printing software with integrated navigation to Thingiverse

MiniBot Replicator Mini+ 3D PrinterPrint Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume: 4 L x 5 W x 5 H in [10.1 L x 12.6 W x 12.6 H cm]; 98 in3 [1603 cm3]
Minimum Layer Resolution: 100 microns [0.0039 in]
Maximum Layer Resolution: 400 microns [0.0157 in]
Minimum Feature Size: 0.0315 in [0.8 mm]
Build Plate Leveling: Factory Leveled
Build Surface: Grip Surface
Filament Diameter: 0.069 in [1.75 mm]
Extruder Compatibility: Smart Extruder+
Filament Compatibility: MakerBot PLA Filament Small Spool 0.2 kg [0.5 lb]
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm [0.015 in]
Operating Sound Level: 58.8 dBA RMS
Print File Type: .Makerbot

Camera Resolution: 640 x 480

Software Bundle: MakerBot Print Software, MakerBot Mobile
Operating Systems for MakerBot Print: Windows (7,10), Mac Os X (10.9+), No Linux Support
Supported File Types:
Mac: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl)
Windows: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam), IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), Wavefront Object (.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo (.prt, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML(.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)

Power Requirements: 100–240 VAC; 0.75-0.45 A; 50/60 Hz
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB

Ambient Operating Temperature: 15 to 26°C [60 to 78°F]
Storage Temperature: 0 to 38°C [32 to 100°F]

Product Dimensions: 11.6 L X 13.8 W X 15.0 H in [29.5 L X 34.9 W X 38.1 H cm]
Product Weight: 20.5 lbs [9.3 kg]
Shipping Box: 15.8 L X 17.9 W X 20.6 H in [40.0 L X 45.4W X 52.2 H cm]
Shipping Weight (includes Accessory Kit): 26.8 lbs [12.2 kg]

Priced at $999, the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Compact 3D Printer’s features—including functionality and portability—makes it the “go to” printer for any school getting involved in 3D technology, or expanding their equipment inventory.

Click here to place an order, here to attend a workshop, or call us at 770-284-0709 or email us at Plaz Tech Educational with any questions.

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