3D Systems Projet 1500
Zeepro Zim 3D
15 facts in comparison
Printers based on selective laser sintering (SLS) use a powerful laser to heat and fuse plastic, metal or ceramic powder particles together, layer-by-layer, to form a solid model. The main advantage of SLS printing is that it can produce objects with complex geometries, using a wide variety of materials.
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro
Printrbot JR v2
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.
The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0
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.
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.
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).
Printrbot JR v2
171 x 228 x 203
149 x 149 x 149
This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education
490 x 500 x 850
The device can connect to WiFi.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.