41points

Lulzbot Taz 3D

34points

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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Lulzbot Taz 3D vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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34
points

Why is Lulzbot Taz 3D better than RepRap Prusa Mendel V2?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Prints in PVA
  • 25% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    75µmvs100µm
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Prints in wood

Why is RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 better than Lulzbot Taz 3D?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • 4kg lighter
    7kgvs11000g
  • 50mm/s faster print speed
    250mm/svs200mm/s
  • 88mm thinner
    432mmvs520mm
  • 248mm narrower
    432mmvs680mm
  • 109mm shorter
    406mmvs515mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

11kg

7kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.thickness

520mm

432mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

3.width

680mm

432mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

4.height

515mm

406mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

3.3D print speed

200mm/s

250mm/s

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

Materials

1.Prints in PVA
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

2.Prints in PLA
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

3.Prints in HIPS
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

4.Prints in wood
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

5.Prints in ABS plastic
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

298 x 275 x 250

225 x 225 x 140

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

75µm

100µm

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

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

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