94points

3D Systems CubePro

84points

FABtotum

64points

Lulzbot AO-101

Comparison winner
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101
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21 facts in comparison

3D Systems CubePro vs FABtotum vs Lulzbot AO-101

3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101
94
points
84
points
64
points

Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than FABtotum & Lulzbot AO-101?

  • Creates support structures

Why is FABtotum better than 3D Systems CubePro & Lulzbot AO-101?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Height
    366mmvs591,381mm
  • Width
    366mmvs578,464mm
  • Layer thickness
    0.47µmvs75,75µm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Prints in wood
  • Thickness
    366mmvs578,483mm

Why is Lulzbot AO-101 better than 3D Systems CubePro & FABtotum?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Weight
    8.18kgvs38500,12000g

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

38.5kg

12kg

8.18kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.

3.height

591mm

366mm

381mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.width

578mm

366mm

464mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.thickness

578mm

366mm

483mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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

2.Has a heated build platform
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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

1

1

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
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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

6.3D print speed

15mm/s

400mm/s

200mm/s

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.

2.Prints in ABS plastic
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.

3.Prints in HIPS
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.

4.Prints in wood
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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

242 x 214 x 236

200 x 190 x 100

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

0.47µm

75µm

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
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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.Is pre-assembled
3D Systems CubePro
FABtotum
Lulzbot AO-101

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

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