88points

botObjects ProDesk3D

66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

39points

Printrbot Plus v2

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20 facts in comparison

botObjects ProDesk3D vs MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Printrbot Plus v2

botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

Why is botObjects ProDesk3D better than MakerBot Replicator Mini & Printrbot Plus v2?

  • Creates support structures
  • Prints in PVA
  • Prints in full color
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Layer thickness
    25µmvs200,100µm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than botObjects ProDesk3D & Printrbot Plus v2?

  • Has WiFi
  • Weight
    8kgvs28000,10205g

Why is Printrbot Plus v2 better than botObjects ProDesk3D & MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Width
    406mmvs415,485mm
  • Height
    305mmvs560,380mm
  • Maximum creation size
    203 x 203 x 203vs27.5 x 27.5 x 30,10 x 10 x 12.5

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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.width

415mm

485mm

406mm

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3.height

560mm

380mm

305mm

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240mm

4.weight

28kg

8kg

10.21kg

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Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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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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MakerBot Replicator Mini
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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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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus 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.

4.Has an automatic platform calibrator
botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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

5.number of extruder heads

2

1

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.

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Hyrel Professional E5

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Materials

1.Prints in PVA
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Printrbot Plus v2

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.

2.Prints in PLA
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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 ABS plastic
botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

4.Prints in full color
botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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.maximum creation size

27.5 x 27.5 x 30

10 x 10 x 12.5

203 x 203 x 203

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

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490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

25µm

200µm

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

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
botObjects ProDesk3D
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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.USB ports

1

1

1

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

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FABtotum

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

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

2.Is pre-assembled
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Printrbot Plus v2

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

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