94points

3D Systems CubePro

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

3D Systems CubePro
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3D Systems CubePro vs MakerBot Replicator Z18

3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Creates support structures
  • 2.5kg lighter
    38.5kgvs41000g
  • Is pre-assembled
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • 25% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    75µmvs100µm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than 3D Systems CubePro?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 273.2mm thinner
    304.8mmvs578mm
  • 273.2mm narrower
    304.8mmvs578mm
  • 133.8mm shorter
    457.2mmvs591mm
  • Prints in full color

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General info

1.weight

38.5kg

41kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.maximum operating temperature

280°C

32°C

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

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

3.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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.

4.thickness

578mm

304.8mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

5.width

578mm

304.8mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

6.height

591mm

457.2mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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 Z18

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 Z18

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

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Materials

1.Prints in PLA
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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 full color
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

75µm

100µm

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 Z18

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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

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

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

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