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Lulzbot AO-101

66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

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Lulzbot AO-101 vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Lulzbot AO-101
MakerBot Replicator Mini

Why is Lulzbot AO-101 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • 62.5% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    75µmvs200µm
  • 21mm narrower
    464mmvs485mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than Lulzbot AO-101?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 189µm higher x-axis resolution
    11µmvs200µm
  • 158mm thinner
    325mmvs483mm
  • 189µm higher y-axis resolution
    11µmvs200µm
  • 1mm shorter
    380mmvs381mm
  • 180g lighter
    8kgvs8180g
  • 0.1mm smaller nozzle size
    0.4mmvs0.5mm

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General info

1.maximum operating temperature

240°C

26°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

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2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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.

3.thickness

483mm

325mm

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4.height

381mm

380mm

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5.weight

8.18kg

8kg

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6.width

464mm

485mm

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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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
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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.nozzle size

0.5mm

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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0.3mm

4.number of extruder heads

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.

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Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
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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.number of colors per print

1

1

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

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3.Prints in PLA
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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. higher x-axis resolution

200µm

11µm

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

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2.maximum creation size

200 x 190 x 100

10 x 10 x 12.5

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

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3. higher y-axis resolution

200µm

11µm

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

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2µm

4.layer thickness

75µm

200µm

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 Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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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.

3.USB ports

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 Mini

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

2.Is pre-assembled
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

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