80points

FABtotum

35points

Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

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FABtotum vs Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit vs MakerBot Replicator Z18

FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18
FABtotum
Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is FABtotum better than Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit & MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Layer thickness
    0.47µmvs200,100µm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4,0.4mm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in wood
  • Is pre-assembled
  • Weight
    12kgvs12000,41000g

Why is Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit better than FABtotum & MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Volume
    25600cm³vs49027.896,42475.269888cm³
  • Thickness
    200mmvs366,304.8mm
  • Height
    320mmvs366,457.2mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than FABtotum & Makemendel RapidBot 2.0 Kit?

  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Width
    304.8mmvs366,400mm
  • 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

42475.27cm³

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22204cm³

3.thickness

366mm

200mm

304.8mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

4.width

366mm

400mm

304.8mm

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

366mm

320mm

457.2mm

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Robox

240mm

6.weight

12kg

12kg

41kg

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Printrbot JR v2

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.

2.1.75mm 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.

3.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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

4.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.

5.number of extruder heads

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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.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.has an external memory slot
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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.

4.USB ports

4

1

1

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

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FABtotum

4

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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MakerBot Replicator Z18

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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