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botObjects ProDesk3D review: specs and price

botObjects ProDesk3D
botObjects ProDesk3D

Why is botObjects ProDesk3D better than the average?

  • USB ports
    1vs0.73
  • Shipping weight
    30kgvs15.98t
  • 3D print speed
    175mm/svs90.24mm/s
  • Thickness
    415mmvs463.97mm
  • Layer thickness
    25µmvs98.27µm
  • higher z-axis resolution
    25µmvs70.04µm
  • Volume
    96446cm³vs235827.18cm³
  • Number of extruder heads
    2vs1.32

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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.

2.shipping weight

30kg

The gross weight of the product when packaged, including all wrapping, and boxing.

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3.weight

28kg

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Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

4.thickness

415mm

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150mm

5.height

560mm

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Robox

240mm

6.volume

96446cm³

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22204cm³

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
botObjects ProDesk3D

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.

2.Creates support structures
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The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
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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

175mm/s

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

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Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

6.number of extruder heads

2

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.

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Hyrel Professional E5

4

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Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
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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
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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.

3.Prints in PVA
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Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

4.Prints in full color
botObjects ProDesk3D

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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

25µm

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).

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Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

2.maximum creation size

27.5 x 27.5 x 30

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

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Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

3. higher z-axis resolution

25µm

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

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Robox

0.5µm

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Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
botObjects ProDesk3D

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.

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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FABtotum

4

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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