Makerbot Z18 Professional 3D Printer


MAKERBOT Z18 Highlights

  • 12 x 12 x 18″ Build Volume
  • 100-Micron Layer Resolution
  • MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder
  • Uses PLA & MakerBot Tough PLA Filament
  • Onboard Camera with 320 x 240 Resolution
  • Flexible Polycarbonate ABS Build Plate
  • Print via USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi
  • 3.5″ Full-Color LCD Display
  • MakerBot Print Software
  • Windows & Mac Compatible


Massive Build Volume for Expert-level Projects. 

The MakerBot Z18 Professional 3D Printer with a massive build volume and the best price to performance ratio in the extra-large, professional 3D printer category, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer solution is ideal for hands-on and technically adept users. The MakerBot Replicator Z18 seamlessly integrates with the growing MakerBot 3D Ecosystem of hardware, software, materials, and accessories. It’s powered by the userfriendly, app- and cloud-enabled MakerBot OS, enabling you to remotely monitor your important 3D printing projects. Each printer is backed by a standard six-month warranty and includes a one-year MakerBot MakerCare® Protection Plan that can be renewed for up to two additional years.


– Massive build volume
– The best price-to-performance ratio in the professional 3D printer category
– Seamlessly integrated with the growing MakerBot 3D Ecosystem of hardware, software, materials, accessories, and solutions.
– Powered by the user-friendly, app- and cloud-enabled MakerBot OS that’s regularly enhanced with software updates.
– USB, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi connectivity creates a seamless production workflow.
– MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder is easy to swap or replace and is designed to help you minimize downtime and quickly adapt to improvements in materials without replacing entire printer.
– Save with high-quality, low-cost consumables with consistently round diameters to help ensure consistent flow through the extruder nozzle and smooth, even layers.
– 100-micron to 200-micron layer resolution
– Create professional-quality, high-resolution prototypes and complex models.
– Refine designs at a faster pace with Real-Time Prototyping™ technology

3.5-Inch full color LCD display

– On-board user interface and intuitive dial create a rich user experience
– Access your object library and see previews of your 3D model files
– On-board utilities help you set up and maintain your printer

Makerbot replicator smart extruder

– Easy to swap or replace
– Detects filament absence and automatically pauses your print
– Sends notifications to MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps

On-board camera

– For print monitoring and easy sharing to MakerBot Thingiverse and social networks
– Accessible through MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Mobile apps
– Automatically takes reference pictures of final prints and saves them to your cloud storage library

The Best performance in its category

– Fifth generation technology defines the new standard for ease of use, quality, and reliability
– Powered by the new, user-friendly MakerBot Replicator 3D Printing Platform
– Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity ensures a seamless production workflow
– New MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder is easy to swap or replace
– App and cloud enabled

100-micron layer 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

Heated chamber

– Enclosed and heated build chamber designed for printing large models with minimal curling.
– Superflat build plate
– For greater reliability and adhesion

MakerBot Z18 Cart(Optional, see options)

Provides convenient access to your industrial-strength 3D printer

-Casters enable easy movement
-Ergonomic height
-Interior storage space and shelf for filament and 3D printing accessories
-Exterior shelf to hold the MakerBot Filament Case
-Color: Black

Additional information

Weight 124 lbs
Dimensions 38.5 × 28 × 25 in
Build Volume

11.8 x 12.0 x 18.0" / 30.0 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm

Cubic Build Volume

2,592 in³ / 42,512 cm³

Layer Resolution (XY Axis)

100 microns / 0.1 mm
200 microns / 0.2 mm
300 microns / 0.3 mm

Extruder Nozzle Diameter

400 microns / 0.4 mm

Positioning Precision

XY: 11 microns / 0.011 mm
Z: 2.5 microns / 0.0025 mm

Stepper Motors

1.8° Step Angle with 1/16 Micro-Stepping

Filament Diameter

1.75 mm

Filament Compatibility


Power Requirements

100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Operating Temperature

60 to 75°F / 15 to 23°C

Storage Temperature

32 to 100°F / 0 to 37°C

Dimensions (W x H x D)

22.2 x 19.4 x 33.6" / 56.39 x 49.28 x 85.34 cm


90.00 lb / 40.82 kg

Package Weight

123.5 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

38.5 x 28.0 x 25.0"


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