94points

3D Systems CubePro

77points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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3D Systems CubePro vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

3D Systems CubePro
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • Has WiFi
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Is pre-assembled
  • 31mm narrower
    578mmvs609mm

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than 3D Systems CubePro?

  • 18.09kg lighter
    20.41kgvs38500g
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 33mm shorter
    558mmvs591mm
  • 17.31% bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    304 x 304 x 228vs273 x 241 x 273
  • 97.5µm higher z-axis resolution
    2.5µmvs100µm
  • 73.33% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs75µm
  • 274mm thinner
    304mmvs578mm

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General info

1.weight

38.5kg

20.41kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

558mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.thickness

578mm

304mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

5.width

578mm

609mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

304 x 304 x 228

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

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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.Is pre-assembled
3D Systems CubePro
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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