80points

FABtotum

35points

Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit

93points

MakerBot Replicator

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FABtotum vs Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit vs MakerBot Replicator

FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator

Why is FABtotum better than Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit & MakerBot Replicator?

  • Layer thickness
    0.47µmvs200,100µm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4,0.4mm
  • Prints in wood
  • Is pre-assembled
  • Width
    366mmvs400,441mm
  • Weight
    12kgvs12000,16000g

Why is Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit better than FABtotum & MakerBot Replicator?

  • Volume
    25600cm³vs49027.896,95467.68cm³
  • Thickness
    200mmvs366,528mm
  • Height
    320mmvs366,410mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than FABtotum & Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit?

  • Creates support structures
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Prints in full color

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General info

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.volume

49027.9cm³

25600cm³

95467.68cm³

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22204cm³

3.thickness

366mm

200mm

528mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

4.width

366mm

400mm

441mm

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

366mm

320mm

410mm

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Robox

240mm

6.weight

12kg

12kg

16kg

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9.1g

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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.

2.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.

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.nozzle size

0.35mm

0.4mm

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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Robox

0.3mm

5.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.

6.number of extruder heads

1

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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Hyrel Professional E5

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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.

2.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.

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.

4.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.

5.Prints in full color
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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

242 x 214 x 236

220 x 220 x 165

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

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

200µm

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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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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

1

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

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FABtotum

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.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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