41points

Lulzbot Taz 3D

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

71points

Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Lulzbot Taz 3D
Comparison winner
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
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20 facts in comparison

Lulzbot Taz 3Dvs MakerBot Replicator Z18vs Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
41
points
Lulzbot Taz 3D
100
points
MakerBot Replicator Z18
71
points
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Why is Lulzbot Taz 3D better than ...?

  • Weight
    11kgvs41000,76000g
  • Prints in PVA
    ?
  • Layer thickness
    ?

    75µmvs100,330µm
  • Prints in HIPS
    ?
  • Prints in wood
    ?

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than ...?

  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • Volume
    42475.27cm³vs182104,329831.7cm³
  • Width
    304.8mmvs680,635mm
  • Thickness
    304.8mmvs520,660mm

Why is Stratasys uPrint SE Plus better than ...?

  • Creates support structures
    ?

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

11kg

41kg

76kg

2.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
3.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

182104cm³

42475.27cm³

329831.7cm³

4.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

680mm

304.8mm

635mm

5.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

520mm

304.8mm

660mm

6.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

515mm

457.2mm

787mm

Components

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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
2.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Materials

1.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
2.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
3.Prints in PVA
?

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
4.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
5.Prints in HIPS
?

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
6.Prints in wood
?

The printer is able to print in wood. This typically involves printing using a mixture of wood particles and a binding agent, which dries as solid wood.

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Print sizes

1.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

75µm

100µm

330µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
2.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
3.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 Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

Lulzbot Taz 3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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