40points

Formlabs Form 1

98points

MakerBot Replicator

Formlabs Form 1
MakerBot Replicator
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Formlabs Form 1 vs MakerBot Replicator

Formlabs Form 1
MakerBot Replicator
40
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Formlabs Form 1
98
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MakerBot Replicator

Why is Formlabs Form 1 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • 8kg lighter
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    8kgvs16000g
  • 75% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
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    25µmvs100µm
  • 141mm narrower
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    300mmvs441mm
  • 338.7x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    125 x 125 x 165vs19.9 x 25.5 x 15
  • 248mm thinner
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    280mmvs528mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Formlabs Form 1?

  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 4°C higher maximum operating temperature
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    32°Cvs28°C
  • Prints in full color
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  • 1.75mm filament diameter
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has plug and play feature
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  • Prints in PLA
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  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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Price comparison

General info

1.weight

8kg

16kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.maximum operating temperature

28°C

32°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
3.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.
4.lowest potential operating temperature

18°C

15°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
5.width

300mm

441mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

450mm

410mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.Creates support structures
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MakerBot Replicator
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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MakerBot Replicator
This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

Materials

1.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.
2.Prints in PLA
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MakerBot Replicator
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.number of colors per print

1

1

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

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

25µm

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).
2.maximum creation size

125 x 125 x 165

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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MakerBot Replicator
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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MakerBot Replicator
Wi-Fi 4 (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.USB ports

1

1

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

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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MakerBot Replicator
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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