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CubePro

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Ultimaker 2

CubePro
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18 facts in comparison

CubePro vs Ultimaker 2

CubePro
Ultimaker 2

Why is CubePro better than Ultimaker 2?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • 248°C higher maximum operating temperature
    ?

    280°Cvs32°C
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • 1.69x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    273 x 241 x 273vs230 x 205 x 225
  • Is pre-assembled
    ?
  • 2 more extruder heads
    ?

    3vs1

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than 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

Price comparison

General info

1.maximum operating temperature
?

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

280°C

32°C

2.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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
3.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

578mm

389mm

4.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

591mm

358mm

5.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

578mm

338mm

Components

1.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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
2.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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
4.3D print speed
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The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

15mm/s

300mm/s

5.number of extruder heads
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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

3

1

Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
?

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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2

Print sizes

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

273 x 241 x 273

230 x 205 x 225

2.layer thickness
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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

75µm

20µm

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

100µm

5µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2
2.has an external memory slot
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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.

CubePro
Ultimaker 2

Features

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

CubePro
Ultimaker 2

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