84points

FABtotum

41points

Lulzbot Taz 3D

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Comparison winner
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21 facts in comparison

FABtotumvs Lulzbot Taz 3Dvs MakerBot Replicator Z18

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
84
points
FABtotum
41
points
Lulzbot Taz 3D
100
points
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is FABtotum better than the others?

  • Is pre-assembled
    ?
  • Height
    366mmvs515,457.2mm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
    ?
  • Layer thickness
    ?

    0.47µmvs75,100µm

Why is Lulzbot Taz 3D better than the others?

  • Weight
    11kgvs12000,41000g
  • Prints in PVA
    ?

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than the others?

  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Volume
    42475.27cm³vs49027.896,182104cm³
  • Thickness
    304.8mmvs366,520mm
  • Width
    304.8mmvs366,680mm
  • Prints in full color
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

12kg

11kg

41kg

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
?

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.

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

49027.9cm³

182104cm³

42475.27cm³

4.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

366mm

520mm

304.8mm

5.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

366mm

680mm

304.8mm

6.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

366mm

515mm

457.2mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
?

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.

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.1.75mm filament diameter
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.Has an automatic platform calibrator
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
?

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.

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Prints in ABS plastic
?

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.

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.Prints in HIPS
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
4.Prints in wood
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
5.Prints in PVA
?

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.

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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
6.Prints in full color
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Print sizes

1.layer thickness
?

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

75µm

100µm

Connectivity

1.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.has an external memory slot
?

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.

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Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

FABtotum
Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Is pre-assembled
?

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

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MakerBot Replicator Z18

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