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Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
Top 47%62 points
Top 47%
Top 81%22 points
Top 81%
Top 29%82 points
Top 29%
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
Top specs and features

Hyrel Journeyman E4 vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 vs Zeepro Zim: 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
28% have it

3. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
20% have it

4. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
13% 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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
35% have it

8. weight

8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
7kg
9.07kg

9. thickness

300mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
432mm
330mm

10. height

350mm
Robox: 240mm
406mm
406mm

11. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
200 x 200 x 200
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
225 x 225 x 140
150 x 150 x 150

12. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
52% have it

13. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
14% have it

14. 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
50µm

15. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
77% have it

16. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
40mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s
250mm/s
110mm/s

17. 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.
0.4mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.35mm
0.35mm

18. width

300mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
432mm
279mm

19. Prints in PVA

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.
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
14% have it

20. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Zeepro Zim
70% have it

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