84points

FABtotum

72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

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FABtotum vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

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MakerBot Replicator Mini
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Why is FABtotum better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • 99.77% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    0.47µmvs200µm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • 18.15% less body volume
    49027.9cm³vs59897.5cm³
  • Prints in wood

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than FABtotum?

  • Has plug and play feature
  • 4kg lighter
    8kgvs12000g
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 41mm thinner
    325mmvs366mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

12kg

8kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.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.

3.volume

49027.9cm³

59897.5cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

4.thickness

366mm

325mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

5.width

366mm

485mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

6.height

366mm

380mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

0.4mm

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

5.number of extruder heads

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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

Materials

1.Prints in HIPS
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

2.Prints in PLA
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

3.Prints in wood
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

4.number of colors per print

3

1

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

5.Prints in ABS plastic
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

242 x 214 x 236

10 x 10 x 12.5

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

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
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

2.Is pre-assembled
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

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