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Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top 42%2,993 points
Top 42%
Top 1%5,125 points
Top 1%
Top 29%3,645 points
Top 29%
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top specs and features

Hyrel Journeyman E4 vs MakerBot Replicator Z18 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel: 20 facts in comparison

1. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
45% have it

2. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
28% have it

3. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
20% have it

4. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
57% have it

5. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
55% have it

6. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
13% have it

7. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
4% have it

8. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
35% have it

9. height

350mm
Robox: 240mm
457.2mm
558mm

10. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
70% have it

11. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
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FABtotum: 4
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12. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
14% have it

13. 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).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm
20µm

14. 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.
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Hyrel Professional E5: 4
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15. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
52% have it

16. 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
77% have it

17. width

300mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
304.8mm
609mm

18. weight

8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
41kg
20.41kg

19. thickness

300mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
304.8mm
304mm

20. Prints in full color

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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
MakerBot Replicator Z18
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
7% have it

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