94points

3D Systems CubePro

91points

botObjects ProDesk3D

84points

FABtotum

65points

Robox

Comparison winner
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox
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22 facts in comparison

3D Systems CubePro vs botObjects ProDesk3D vs FABtotum vs Robox

3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox
94
points
91
points
84
points
65
points

Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than botObjects ProDesk3D & FABtotum & Robox?

Why is botObjects ProDesk3D better than 3D Systems CubePro & FABtotum & Robox?

  • Has an external memory slot

Why is FABtotum better than 3D Systems CubePro & botObjects ProDesk3D & Robox?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Layer thickness
    0.47µmvs75,25,20µm
  • Prints in wood
  • Width
    366mmvs578,415,370mm

Why is Robox better than 3D Systems CubePro & botObjects ProDesk3D & FABtotum?

  • Thickness
    340mmvs578,415,366mm
  • Height
    240mmvs591,560,366mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.

2.thickness

578mm

415mm

366mm

340mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

3.height

591mm

560mm

366mm

240mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.width

578mm

415mm

366mm

370mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.

2.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The 1.75mm filament diameter is gradually overtaking the previous 3mm standard. The 1.75mm filament feeds into the printer with greater ease and allows for more detail in the printing process.

4.number of extruder heads

3

2

1

2

More extruder heads allow you to use different colors and different types of material at the same time. A second extruder is also required to build PVA/PLA support structures around items as they are printed.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.

2.Prints in PLA
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

3.Prints in PVA
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

4.Prints in full color
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.

5.Prints in HIPS
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

6.Prints in wood
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The printer is able to print in wood. This typically involves printing using a mixture of wood particles and a binding agent, which dries as solid wood.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

273 x 241 x 273

27.5 x 27.5 x 30

242 x 214 x 236

210 x 100 x 150

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

75µm

25µm

0.47µm

20µm

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is pre-assembled
3D Systems CubePro
botObjects ProDesk3D
FABtotum
Robox

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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