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FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top 20%4,089 points
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Top 34%3,399 points
Top 34%
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top specs and features

FABtotum vs MakerBot Replicator Mini: 24 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
45% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
13% have it

4. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
4% have it

5. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
57% have it

6. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
55% 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
35% have it

8. height

14mm shorter.
366mm
Robox: 240mm
380mm

9. weight

4kg lighter.
12kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
8kg

10. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
242 x 214 x 236
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
10 x 10 x 12.5

11. 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

12. USB ports

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

13. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
8% have it

14. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
77% have it

15. 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

16. volume

18.15% less body volume.
49027.9cm³
Afinia H-Series: 22204cm³
59897.5cm³

17. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
14% have it

18. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
5% have it

19. 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

20. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
52% have it

21. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
3
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12
1

22. thickness

41mm thinner.
366mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
325mm

23. width

119mm narrower.
366mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
485mm

24. 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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
70% have it

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