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Fablicator

48points

The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

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Fablicator vs The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

Fablicator
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
Fablicator
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

Why is Fablicator better than The Future is 3D Glacier Peak?

  • Creates support structures
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    100µmvs200µm
  • 9.48kg lighter
    20kgvs29484g
  • 37mm shorter
    521mmvs558mm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Is pre-assembled
  • 152mm narrower
    457mmvs609mm

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Peak better than Fablicator?

  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • 141mm thinner
    304mmvs445mm

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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.weight

20kg

29.48kg

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3.thickness

445mm

304mm

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4.height

521mm

558mm

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5.width

457mm

609mm

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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.

2.Has a heated build platform
Fablicator
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

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.

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.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

0.35mm

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.

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Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
Fablicator
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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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The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

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.number of colors per print

1

1

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

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4.Prints in HIPS
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The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

200µm

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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Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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The Future is 3D Glacier Peak

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

2

1

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

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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.

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