MakerBot Smart Extruder+ - Optimised for MakerBot PLA filaments
How long does the Smart Extruder+ last, when should I plan on replacing it ?
Wear on the Smart Extruder+ is dependent on how you use it. The Smart Extruder+ has been shown in our testing to last for over 700 hours of printing with MakerBot PLA Filament. This is equivalent to to 2,310 meters, 1.4 miles, or 7 Large Spools of MakerBot PLA Filament.
We recommend you keep at least one spare Smart Extruder+ on hand so that you can easily swap it into place when you need it.
MakerBot Tough Smart Extruder+ - for use with MakerBot Tough filaments
The Tough Extruder is guaranteed to extrude 3 * 900g spools of Tough filament, and it is recommended you change extruder for best results.
You do not need to change any other extrusion settings in MakerBot Print to produce successful parts with snap fits or living hinges. Tough is finish-able, and can be drilled and painted.
MakerBot Tough is up to 2x as hard as ABS, and now available to order in a bundle with a Tough Extruder and three spools of Slate Grey Tough or separately in three additional colours.
MakerBot Labs Experimental Extruder - for the advanced user