94points

3D Systems CubePro

72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

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3D Systems CubePro vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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72
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Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Creates support structures
  • Has a heated build platform
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • 62.5% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    75µmvs200µm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than 3D Systems CubePro?

  • 30.5kg lighter
    8kgvs38500g
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 211mm shorter
    380mmvs591mm
  • 97.5µm higher z-axis resolution
    2.5µmvs100µm
  • 253mm thinner
    325mmvs578mm
  • 93mm narrower
    485mmvs578mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

38.5kg

8kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.maximum operating temperature

280°C

26°C

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

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

4.height

591mm

380mm

Best

Robox

240mm

5.thickness

578mm

325mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

6.width

578mm

485mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

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

Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

273 x 241 x 273

10 x 10 x 12.5

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2. higher z-axis resolution

100µm

2.5µm

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

3.layer thickness

75µm

200µm

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

2.Is pre-assembled
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

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