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Formlabs Form 1

70points

Robox

Formlabs Form 1
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Formlabs Form 1 vs Robox

Formlabs Form 1
Robox
Formlabs Form 1
Robox

Why is Formlabs Form 1 better than Robox?

  • Creates support structures
  • 60mm thinner
    280mmvs340mm
  • 70mm narrower
    300mmvs370mm

Why is Robox better than Formlabs Form 1?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Has WiFi
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 22.18% bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    210 x 100 x 150vs125 x 125 x 165
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in PLA
  • Prints in ABS plastic

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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.thickness

280mm

340mm

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3.width

300mm

370mm

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4.height

450mm

240mm

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240mm

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Components

1.Creates support structures
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Robox

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

2.Has a heated build platform
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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.

3.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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Robox

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

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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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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.

3.Prints in PVA
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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.

4.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.

5.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.

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Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

125 x 125 x 165

210 x 100 x 150

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

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2.layer thickness

25µm

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).

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0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Formlabs Form 1
Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.USB ports

1

0

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

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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Robox

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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