58points

Hyrel Professional E5

93points

MakerBot Replicator

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

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Hyrel Professional E5 vs MakerBot Replicator vs MakerBot Replicator Z18

Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is Hyrel Professional E5 better than MakerBot Replicator & MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Volume
    31500cm³vs95467.68,42475.269888cm³
  • Thickness
    300mmvs528,304.8mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Weight
    8kgvs16000,41000g
  • Height
    350mmvs410,457.2mm
  • Width
    300mmvs441,304.8mm
  • Is pre-assembled

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Hyrel Professional E5 & MakerBot Replicator Z18?

    Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than Hyrel Professional E5 & MakerBot Replicator?

    • Has an external memory slot

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    1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.volume

    31500cm³

    95467.68cm³

    42475.27cm³

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    3.thickness

    300mm

    528mm

    304.8mm

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    4.weight

    8kg

    16kg

    41kg

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    9.1g

    5.height

    350mm

    410mm

    457.2mm

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    240mm

    6.width

    300mm

    441mm

    304.8mm

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    230mm

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    Components

    1.Has a heated build platform
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

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

    5.nozzle size

    0.4mm

    0.4mm

    0.4mm

    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.

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    Robox

    0.3mm

    6.number of extruder heads

    4

    1

    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

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    Materials

    1.Prints in ABS plastic
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.

    2.Prints in full color
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.

    3.Prints in PLA
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.

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    Print sizes

    1.layer thickness

    100µm

    100µm

    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).

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    0.4µm

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    Connectivity

    1.Has WiFi
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.has an external memory slot
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    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.

    4.USB ports

    1

    1

    1

    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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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

    The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

    2.Is pre-assembled
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    MakerBot Replicator Z18

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

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