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Lulzbot AO-101

71points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Lulzbot AO-101
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Lulzbot AO-101 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Lulzbot AO-101
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Lulzbot AO-101
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Why is Lulzbot AO-101 better than The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • 145mm narrower
    464mmvs609mm
  • 177mm shorter
    381mmvs558mm
  • 12.23kg lighter
    8.18kgvs20411g
  • Prints in ABS plastic

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than Lulzbot AO-101?

  • Creates support structures
  • 73.33% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs75µm
  • 179mm thinner
    304mmvs483mm
  • 189µm higher y-axis resolution
    11µmvs200µm
  • 189µm higher x-axis resolution
    11µmvs200µm
  • 5.54x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    304 x 304 x 228vs200 x 190 x 100

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.width

464mm

609mm

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3.thickness

483mm

304mm

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4.height

381mm

558mm

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5.weight

8.18kg

20.41kg

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Components

1.Creates support structures
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The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

2.Has a heated build platform
Lulzbot AO-101
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

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 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.

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 ABS plastic
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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

75µm

20µm

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

2. higher y-axis resolution

200µm

11µm

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

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3. higher x-axis resolution

200µm

11µm

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

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2µm

4.maximum creation size

200 x 190 x 100

304 x 304 x 228

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

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Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

2.USB ports

1

1

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

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