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Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap
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Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap review: specs and price

Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap
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Why is Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap better than the average?

  • Weight
    800gvs25.38kg
  • Nozzle size
    0.4mmvs1.21mm
  • Maximum creation size
    195 x 195 x 160vs39398.88
  • higher x-axis resolution
    10µmvs87.75µm
  • higher y-axis resolution
    20µmvs86.67µm
  • higher z-axis resolution
    20µmvs70.04µm
  • USB ports
    1vs0.73

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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.weight

800g

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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.

2.1.75mm filament diameter
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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.

3.number of extruder heads

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

4.nozzle size

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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

5.3D print speed

30mm/s

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

Materials

1.number of colors per print

1

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

2.Prints in ABS plastic
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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.Prints in PLA
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

250µm

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

2.maximum creation size

195 x 195 x 160

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

3. higher x-axis resolution

10µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

4. higher y-axis resolution

20µm

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

5. higher z-axis resolution

20µm

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

Connectivity

1.USB ports

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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

2.Is pre-assembled
Intelligent Machine Inc Metalbot RepRap

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

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