84points

FABtotum

72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

65points

Robox

Comparison winner
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
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24 facts in comparison

FABtotum vs MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Robox

FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
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72
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65
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Why is FABtotum better than MakerBot Replicator Mini & Robox?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Layer thickness
    0.47µmvs200,20µm
  • Prints in wood
  • Width
    366mmvs485,370mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than FABtotum & Robox?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Thickness
    325mmvs366,340mm

Why is Robox better than FABtotum & MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Nozzle size
    0.3mmvs0.35,0.4mm
  • Volume
    30192cm³vs49027.896,59897.5cm³
  • Number of extruder heads
    2vs1,1
  • Height
    240mmvs366,380mm
  • Prints in PVA
  • Prints in full color

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

59897.5cm³

30192cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

3.thickness

366mm

325mm

340mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

4.width

366mm

485mm

370mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

366mm

380mm

240mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

0.3mm

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
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

1

1

2

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 ABS plastic
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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.

2.Prints in PLA
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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 HIPS
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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 PVA
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

6.Prints in full color
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

0.47µm

200µm

20µm

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

2.maximum creation size

242 x 214 x 236

10 x 10 x 12.5

210 x 100 x 150

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

0

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

2.Is pre-assembled
FABtotum
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

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

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