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FABtotum review: specs and price

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Why is FABtotum better than the average?

  • Weight
    12kgvs25.38kg
  • Layer thickness
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    0.47µmvs98.25µm
  • Nozzle size
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    0.35mmvs1.21mm
  • Maximum creation size
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    242 x 214 x 236vs9200850.46
  • Number of colors per print
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    3vs1.5
  • Volume
    49027.9cm³vs146934.11cm³
  • Thickness
    366mmvs462.11mm
  • Width
    366mmvs469.02mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

12kg

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.

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3.volume
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Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

49027.9cm³

4.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

366mm

5.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

366mm

6.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

366mm

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.

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2.nozzle size
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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

0.35mm

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.

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4.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

1

5.3D print speed
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The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

400mm/s

6.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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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.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.

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2.Prints in wood
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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.

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3.Prints in HIPS
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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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4.Prints in ABS plastic
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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.

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5.number of colors per print
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A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

3

Print sizes

1.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

0.47µm

2.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

242 x 214 x 236

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Wi-Fi 4 (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.

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

Best

FABtotum

4

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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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