70points

Lulzbot Taz 3D

47points

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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46 facts in comparison

Lulzbot Taz 3D vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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

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

    75µmvs100µm
  • Prints in HIPS
    ?
  • 2.89x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    298 x 275 x 250mmvs225 x 225 x 140mm

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

  • 4kg lighter
    ?

    7kgvs11kg
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 109mm shorter
    ?

    406mmvs515mm
  • 248mm narrower
    ?

    432mmvs680mm
  • 88mm thinner
    ?

    432mmvs520mm
  • 50mm/s faster print speed
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    250mm/svs200mm/s

General info

weight

11kg

7kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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.
Uses stereolithography (SLA)
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Printers based on stereolithography (SLA) use a tank of liquid photopolymer resin and a high-powered light source, which is used to harden the material in the tank, one cross section at a time, until the object is created. Printers based on SLA usually have high printing speeds and can produce objects with a smooth finish.
Uses selective laser sintering (SLS)
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Printers based on selective laser sintering (SLS) use a powerful laser to heat and fuse plastic, metal or ceramic powder particles together, layer-by-layer, to form a solid model. The main advantage of SLS printing is that it can produce objects with complex geometries, using a wide variety of materials.
Compatibility

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

The operating systems that it is compatible with.
height

515mm

406mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
width

680mm

432mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
thickness

520mm

432mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
volume

182104cm³

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Components

Creates support structures
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
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.
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.
nozzle size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

0.35mm

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.
3D print speed

200mm/s

250mm/s

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

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.

Materials

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.
Prints in full color
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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.
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.
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.
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.
prints with paper
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The printer is able to print in paper. 3D printing in paper involves an additive process whereby a laser cuts each layer of paper into the correct shape to create the final model. Paper 3D printed objects have a similar consistency to wood.
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.
number of colors per print

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

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

Print sizes

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).
maximum creation size

298 x 275 x 250mm

225 x 225 x 140mm

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

This is the smallest size of object you could print with the printer, in terms of volume (cm³).
x-axis resolution

100µm

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.
y-axis resolution

100µm

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

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

Connectivity

supports a remote smartphone
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
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) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
USB ports

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
RJ45 ports

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
supports Wi-Fi
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

The Wi-Fi versions supported by the device.

Features

Has a display
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
screen size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

The size of the screen (measured diagonally).
has a touch screen
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
audible noise

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

Audible noise is the noise that a device produces while in operation. Reduced audible noise improves quality.
idle noise level

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

The level of noise when it is not in use.
Is pre-assembled
Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Lulzbot Taz 3D)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (RepRap Prusa Mendel V2)

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

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