94points

3D Systems CubePro

41points

Lulzbot Taz 3D

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
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21 facts in comparison

3D Systems CubeProvs Lulzbot Taz 3Dvs MakerBot Replicator Z18

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
94
points
3D Systems CubePro
41
points
Lulzbot Taz 3D
100
points
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than ...?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • Maximum operating temperature
    ?

    280°Cvs240,32°C
  • Is pre-assembled
    ?
  • Layer thickness
    ?

    75µmvs75,100µm

Why is Lulzbot Taz 3D better than ...?

  • Weight
    11kgvs38500,41000g
  • Prints in PVA
    ?
  • Prints in HIPS
    ?
  • Prints in wood
    ?

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than ...?

  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Height
    457.2mmvs591,515mm
  • Thickness
    304.8mmvs578,520mm
  • Width
    304.8mmvs578,680mm
  • Prints in full color
    ?

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

38.5kg

11kg

41kg

2.maximum operating temperature
?

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

280°C

240°C

32°C

3.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
4.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

591mm

515mm

457.2mm

5.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

578mm

520mm

304.8mm

6.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

578mm

680mm

304.8mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
?

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

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Has a heated build platform
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.1.75mm filament diameter
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Prints in PVA
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.Prints in HIPS
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
4.Prints in wood
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
5.Prints in ABS plastic
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
6.Prints in full color
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Print sizes

1.layer thickness
?

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

75µm

75µm

100µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.has an external memory slot
?

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.

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Is pre-assembled
?

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

3D Systems CubePro
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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