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Fifth Generation Firmware Release Notes

    Firmware 2.2.1

    Released 11.17.2016

    Supported Printers: MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Z18, MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

    New Features for all supported printers:

    • Bug fixes and minor improvements
    Direct Download Links

    Download Firmware 2.2.1 for the MakerBot Replicator+

    Download Firmware 2.2.1 for the MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

    Download Firmware 2.2.1 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18


    Firmware 2.0.8

    (For the Replicator Mini and Replicator Mini+, please upgrade to 2.0.8 for the latest bug fixes and stability improvements)

    Released 11.17.2016

    Supported Printers: MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Replicator Mini

    New Features for all supported printers:

    • Bug fixes and minor improvements
    Direct Download Links

    Download Firmware 2.0.8 for the MakerBot Replicator Mini+

    Download Firmware 2.0.8 for the MakerBot Replicator Mini


    Firmware 2.2

    Released 9.30.2016

    Supported Printers: MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Z18, MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

    Coming Soon: MakerBot Replicator Mini+ & MakerBot Replicator Mini

    New features for all supported printers:

    • Now available in 9 languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish EU, Spanish LA

    • Update UI Design

    • UI enhancements for Tough PLA

    Direct Download Links

    Download Firmware 2.2.0 for the MakerBot Replicator+

    Download Firmware 2.2.0 for the MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

    Download Firmware 2.2.0 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18


    Firmware 2.1.2

    Released 9.27.2016 

    Supported Printers: MakerBot Replicator+,MakerBot Replicator Z18, MakerBot Replicator

    Coming Soon: MakerBot Replicator Mini+ & MakerBot Replicator Mini 

    New features for all supported printers:

    • Buffer stalling during print resolution

    • Faster print times on MakerBot Replicator+

    • Reliability bug fixes

    • Automatic handling of recoverable filament jams

    Direct Download Links

    Download Firmware 2.1.2 for the MakerBot Replicator+

    Download Firmware 2.1.2 for the MakerBot Replicator (5th Generation)

    Download Firmware 2.1.2 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18


    Firmware 2.0

    Released 9.20.2016

    Supported Printers: MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Replicator Z18, MakerBot Replicator, MakerBot Replicator Mini

    New features for all supported printers:

    • Guided Setup assists users through setting up their 3D printer and connecting it to a wireless network

    • Significant improvements to wireless network connectivity

    • Designed for integration with the updated MakerBot ecosystem

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.11.1 ( Replicator Z18 Only)

    Released 7.5.2016

    MakerBot Replicator Z18 

    Features
    • Addresses an issue with excessive "Chamber Fan Failure" error on the Replicator Z18.

    Direct Download links

    Download Firmware 1.11.1 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18


    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.11

    Released 5.4.2016

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features

    • Changes to control panel UI
    • Improved Wi-Fi reliability 
    • Better handling of stall errors 
    • Other bug fixes/improvements  

    Direct Download links

    Download Firmware 1.11 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.9.2

    Released 3.9.2016

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Improved error logging and handling
    Direct Download links

    Download Firmware 1.9.2 for the MakerBot Replicator Z18


    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.9.1

    Released 1.19.2016

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Optimizations for Smart Extruder+
    • Your MakerBot 3D Printer will now pre-heat the extruder and start the homing process while MakerBot Desktop is creating your print file.
    • Option to unload filament automatically after a print is complete
    • Better error handling during filament loading should catch cases where a short piece of filament gets stuck below the drive gear


    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.8.0

    Released 11.3.2015

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Print flow improvements (“clear build plate” before the slice)
    • Cancelled/completed state for prints
    • Firmware updating from a 5th Generation printer's LCD interface
    • New easy-to-read printer logs
    • Toolhead error reduction (specifically errors 65 and 1032)
    • Print performance profiling and minor performance improvements
    • Print suspension rework (de-accelerate immediately following error)

    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    • Improved build plate leveling process

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.7.1

    Released 6/8/15

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Homing error reduction
    • Faster homing
    • Faster boot up time
    • Fix for Unicode filenames

    Please click the following link to learn more about homing and raftless printing: Printing Without a Raft

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.6

    Released 1/5/15

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Support for remote monitoring in apps
    • Smart Extruder history added to the system status screen
    • Bug fixes related to unloading filament, syncing, and restarting
    • 1.6.1: Fix for persistent error 1500 when z-homing following a firmware update
    • 1.6.2: Improvements to filament jam detection
    • 1.6.3: Bug fixes and improvements including fix for the "internal connection timeout" error during extended prints

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.5

    Released 11/25/2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Improved print quality
    • Option to manually calibrate the Z-axis offset of Fifth Generation printers
    • Fifth Generation button-press override for network prints
    • Ability to set a static IP address
    • Print from Digital Store reinstated

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.4

    Released 10/29/2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Automatic filament unloading following Out Of Filament notifications
    • Ability to attach extruder when print is paused
    • Camera can now stream via USB connection
    • Improvements to assisted leveling
    • Bug fixes

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.3.1

    Released 9/10/2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Improved Z-axis homing
    • Broken camera no longer causes firmware to hang
    • Bug fixes

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.3

    Released 8/14/2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Improved WIFI connectivity
    • Cloud slicing timeout bug resolved
    • Auto update of Toolhead Firmware on Toolhead Disconnect reinstated
    • Bug fixes for heating timeout check
    • More detailed logging
    • Printer-specific limitations set for x-axis boundaries
    • Toolhead light flashes during diagnostics
    • Firmware update also updates example files

    MakerBot Replicator Mini Only

    Features
    • Improvements to the build plate location check

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.2

    Released 7/17/2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Smarter filament unload routine
    • USB flash storage hidden from Apache web view

    MakerBot Replicator Z18 Only

    Features
    • More detailed error messages
    • Improved Z-axis homing accuracy

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.1

    Released 6.16.2014

    All Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D Printers

    Features
    • Added Print Again feature

    • Upgraded temperature UI

    • Fix for customers experiencing Wi-Fi connection issues

    • Exported logs now include 3D printer statistics

    • "Clear Build Plate" message no longer appears for USB-initiated prints

    MakerBot Replicator Z18 only

    Features
    • Basic support for Printing, Homing, Leveling
    • Vertical Camera support

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.8

    Released 6.4.14

    MakerBot Replicator only

    Features
    • Revision to Z homing process

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.7

    Released 6.2.2014

    MakerBot Replicator and MakerBot Replicator Mini

    Features
    • Revised filament unload script to prevent clogging
    • Added Wi-Fi support

    MakerBot Replicator only

    Features
    • Improved Print Quality for complex prints
    • Faster Z homing
    • Revised UI for print flow
    • Improvements to assisted leveling

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.6

    Released 5.23.2014

    MakerBot Replicator Mini only

    Features
    • Basic support for Printing, Homing, Leveling

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.3

    Released 4.24.2014

    MakerBot Replicator only

    Fixes
    • Added fix for customers experiencing frequent extruder errors

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.2

    Released 4.11.2014

    MakerBot Replicator and MakerBot Replicator Mini

    Features
    • Start of Print UI flow enhancements
    • Lifetime print time in stats menu
    • Firmware upload improvements
    • System Performance + USB link improvements
    • Extruder Blockage mitigation
    • Homing Error Mitigation

    ​Fixes

    • Fix for intermittent white screen issue

    • Fix for issue where print resumes at a slightly offset location after suspend

    • Fix for issue where errors are not always surfaced, e.g. heating or filament errors

    • Fix for motor noise on boot up

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.1

    Released 3.24.2014

    MakerBot Replicator only

    Fixes
    • Fix for rolling LCD screen
    • Fix for an issue that caused some complex models to fail
    • Fix for occasional print failures when the Rep 5G suspends during a print
    • Fix to make Assisted Leveling more reliable
    • Other minor bug fixes

    Fifth Generation Firmware 1.0.0

    Released 3.11.2014

    MakerBot Replicator only

    Features
    • Launch of Fifth Generation platform
    • Assisted leveling requires some patience, and often more than one try.  If the build plate is extremely unlevel to start with, it may take at least two passes of assisted leveling to get the build plate level.

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