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Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Top 47%62 points
Top 47%
Top 1%117 points
Top 1%
Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Top specs and features

Hyrel Professional E5 vs MakerBot Replicator Z18: 22 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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
28% have it

3. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
52% have it

6. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
35% have it

9. thickness

4.8mm thinner.
300mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
304.8mm

10. height

107.2mm shorter.
350mm
Robox: 240mm
457.2mm

11. 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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
70% have it

12. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
1

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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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

15. 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.
4
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1

16. volume

25.84% less body volume.
31500cm³
Da Vinci 3D Printer: 133183.44cm³
42475.27cm³

17. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Hyrel Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
52% have it

18. 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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
77% have it

19. 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
0.4mm

20. width

4.8mm narrower.
300mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
304.8mm

21. weight

33kg lighter.
8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
41kg

22. 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 Professional E5
MakerBot Replicator Z18
7% have it

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