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Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top 43%2,938 points
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Top 34%3,399 points
Top 34%
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top specs and features

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

2. Has WiFi

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

3. 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 Mini
57% have it

4. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
240°C
miniFactory 3D Printer: 300°C
26°C

5. 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 Mini
35% have it

6. 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 Mini
55% have it

7. Has plug and play feature

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

8. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
200µm
Robox: 2µm
11µm

9. thickness

158mm thinner.
483mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
325mm

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
10 x 10 x 12.5

11. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
200µm
Robox: 2µm
11µm

12. height

1mm shorter.
381mm
Robox: 240mm
380mm

13. weight

180g lighter.
8.18kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
8kg

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.
0.5mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm

15. 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 Mini
70% have it

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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1

17. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
1
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12
1

18. USB ports

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

19. 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 Mini
77% have it

20. 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).
75µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
200µm

21. width

21mm narrower.
464mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
485mm

22. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator Mini
52% have it

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