66points

Hyrel Journeyman E4

77points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Hyrel Journeyman E4
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Hyrel Journeyman E4 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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77
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Why is Hyrel Journeyman E4 better than The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • 12.41kg lighter
    8kgvs20411g
  • 309mm narrower
    300mmvs609mm
  • 208mm shorter
    350mmvs558mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Is pre-assembled
  • 4mm thinner
    300mmvs304mm

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than Hyrel Journeyman E4?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 2.63x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    304 x 304 x 228vs200 x 200 x 200
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs100µm

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

8kg

20.41kg

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9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

3.width

300mm

609mm

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230mm

4.height

350mm

558mm

Best

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240mm

5.thickness

300mm

304mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.Creates support structures
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

3.1.75mm filament diameter
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

4.number of extruder heads

2

1

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

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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 PLA
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.number of colors per print

2

1

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

200 x 200 x 200

304 x 304 x 228

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

100µm

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

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

2.USB ports

1

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Is pre-assembled
Hyrel Journeyman E4
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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