Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
Top 43%2,938 points
Top 43%
Top 7%4,789 points
Top 7%
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
Top specs and features

Lulzbot AO-101 vs MakerBot Replicator: 25 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
45% have it

2. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
20% have it

3. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
28% have it

4. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
miniFactory 3D Printer: 300°C

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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
57% have it

6. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
35% have it

7. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
55% have it

8. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
13% have it

9. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
4% have it

10. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
200 x 190 x 100
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
19.9 x 25.5 x 15

11. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
Robox: 2µm

12. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
Robox: 2µm

13. height

29mm shorter.
Robox: 240mm

14. 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.
Robox: 0.3mm

15. weight

7.82kg lighter.
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g

16. 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.
Hyrel Professional E5: 4

17. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12

18. USB ports

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

19. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
70% have it

20. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
77% have it

21. 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).
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm

22. width

23mm narrower.
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm

23. thickness

45mm thinner.
UP! Plus: 150mm

24. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
14% have it

25. 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.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator
7% have it

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