94points

3D Systems CubePro

56points

Ultimaker 2

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3D Systems CubePro vs Ultimaker 2

3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2
3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2
94
points
56
points

Why is 3D Systems CubePro better than Ultimaker 2?

  • Creates support structures
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • Is pre-assembled

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than 3D Systems CubePro?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 189mm thinner
    389mmvs578mm
  • 233mm shorter
    358mmvs591mm
  • 285mm/s faster print speed
    300mm/svs15mm/s
  • 73.33% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs75µm
  • 95µm higher z-axis resolution
    5µmvs100µm
  • 240mm narrower
    338mmvs578mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.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

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2

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.thickness

578mm

389mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

4.height

591mm

358mm

Best

Robox

240mm

5.width

578mm

338mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2

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
Ultimaker 2

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
Ultimaker 2

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.

4.3D print speed

15mm/s

300mm/s

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

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

5.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
Ultimaker 2

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
Ultimaker 2

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

230 x 205 x 225

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

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

3. higher z-axis resolution

100µm

5µm

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
3D Systems CubePro
Ultimaker 2

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
Ultimaker 2

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

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