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FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Top 28%84 points
Top 28%
Top 68%37 points
Top 68%
Top 1%116 points
Top 1%
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Top specs and features

FABtotum vs Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit vs MakerBot Replicator Z18: 23 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
20% have it

2. 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
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
45% have it

3. Has 802.11n WiFi 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
4% have it

4. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
57% have it

5. 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
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
55% have it

6. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
13% have it

7. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
35% have it

8. 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
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
77% have it

9. 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).
0.47µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
200µm
100µm

10. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4
FABtotum: 4
1
1

11. 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
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
70% have it

12. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
8% have it

13. nozzle size

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.
0.35mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm
0.4mm

14. volume

49027.9cm³
Afinia H-Series: 22204cm³
25600cm³
42475.27cm³

15. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
14% have it

16. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
5% have it

17. number of extruder heads

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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1
1

18. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
52% have it

19. thickness

366mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
200mm
304.8mm

20. width

366mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
400mm
304.8mm

21. height

366mm
Robox: 240mm
320mm
457.2mm

22. weight

12kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
12kg
41kg

23. 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.
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
7% have it

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