20points

Fabbster Kit

46points

Hyrel Apprentice E3

65points

Robox

83points

Zeepro Zim

Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Comparison winner
Zeepro Zim
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22 facts in comparison

Fabbster Kit vs Hyrel Apprentice E3 vs Robox vs Zeepro Zim

Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim
20
points
46
points
65
points
83
points

Why is Fabbster Kit better than Hyrel Apprentice E3 & Robox & Zeepro Zim?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Prints in wood

Why is Hyrel Apprentice E3 better than Fabbster Kit & Robox & Zeepro Zim?

  • Thickness
    300mmvs470,340,330mm

Why is Robox better than Fabbster Kit & Hyrel Apprentice E3 & Zeepro Zim?

  • Nozzle size
    0.3mmvs0.4,0.4,0.35mm
  • Height
    240mmvs540,350,406mm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Layer thickness
    20µmvs44,100,50µm
  • Prints in full color

Why is Zeepro Zim better than Fabbster Kit & Hyrel Apprentice E3 & Robox?

  • Width
    279mmvs590,300,370mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.thickness

470mm

300mm

340mm

330mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

3.width

590mm

300mm

370mm

279mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

4.height

540mm

350mm

240mm

406mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

2.1.75mm filament diameter
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

3.number of extruder heads

1

1

2

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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

4.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.4mm

0.3mm

0.35mm

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

2.Prints in wood
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

The printer is able to print in wood. This typically involves printing using a mixture of wood particles and a binding agent, which dries as solid wood.

3.Prints in HIPS
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

4.Prints in PVA
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

5.Prints in ABS plastic
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

6.Prints in full color
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

230 x 230 x 210

200 x 200 x 200

210 x 100 x 150

150 x 150 x 150

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

44µm

100µm

20µm

50µm

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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

0

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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

2.Is pre-assembled
Fabbster Kit
Hyrel Apprentice E3
Robox
Zeepro Zim

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

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