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Fablicator

93points

MakerBot Replicator

Fablicator
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Fablicator vs MakerBot Replicator

Fablicator
MakerBot Replicator
Fablicator
MakerBot Replicator

Why is Fablicator better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 83mm thinner
    445mmvs528mm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Is pre-assembled
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Fablicator?

  • Has WiFi
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 111mm shorter
    410mmvs521mm
  • 4kg lighter
    16kgvs20000g
  • 16mm narrower
    441mmvs457mm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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MakerBot Replicator

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.maximum operating temperature

300°C

32°C

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

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300°C

3.height

521mm

410mm

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240mm

4.weight

20kg

16kg

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9.1g

5.thickness

445mm

528mm

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150mm

6.width

457mm

441mm

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230mm

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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MakerBot Replicator

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

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
Fablicator
MakerBot Replicator

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.number of extruder heads

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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5.nozzle size

0.35mm

0.4mm

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.

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0.3mm

6.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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MakerBot Replicator

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

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Materials

1.number of colors per print

1

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

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XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

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2.Prints in HIPS
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MakerBot Replicator

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.

3.Prints in ABS plastic
Fablicator
MakerBot Replicator

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 PLA
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MakerBot Replicator

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.

5.Prints in full color
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MakerBot Replicator

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

177.8 x 177.8 x 177.8

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

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

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490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

100µm

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).

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0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Fablicator
MakerBot Replicator

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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MakerBot Replicator

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.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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MakerBot Replicator

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.USB ports

2

1

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

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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MakerBot Replicator

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

2.Is pre-assembled
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MakerBot Replicator

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

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