84points

FABtotum

38points

Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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FABtotum vs Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

FABtotum
Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder
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Why is FABtotum better than Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder?

  • Has WiFi
  • 20kg lighter
    12kgvs32000g
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 134mm shorter
    366mmvs500mm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • 99.06% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    0.47µmvs50µm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • 67.31% less body volume
    49027.9cm³vs150000cm³

Why is Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder better than FABtotum?

  • 1.62% bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    270 x 230 x 200vs242 x 214 x 236
  • 1 more extruder heads
    2vs1
  • Prints in PVA

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

12kg

32kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.

3.height

366mm

500mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.volume

49027.9cm³

150000cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

5.thickness

366mm

600mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

6.width

366mm

500mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
FABtotum
Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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

4.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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

5.number of extruder heads

1

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

6.3D print speed

400mm/s

60mm/s

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

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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 HIPS
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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 PLA
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.

4.Prints in wood
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.

5.number of colors per print

3

2

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

6.Prints in PVA
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

242 x 214 x 236

270 x 230 x 200

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

0.47µm

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
FABtotum
Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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.

3.USB ports

4

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Is pre-assembled
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Leapfrog Creatr Dual Extruder

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

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