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Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Top 70%35 points
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Top 81%22 points
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Lulzbot Taz 3D
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Top specs and features

Lulzbot Taz 3D vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2: 15 facts in comparison

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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
45% have it

2. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
35% have it

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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
57% have it

4. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
200mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s
250mm/s

5. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
77% have it

6. width

248mm narrower.
680mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
432mm

7. thickness

88mm thinner.
520mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
432mm

8. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
298 x 275 x 250
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
225 x 225 x 140

9. weight

4kg lighter.
11kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
7kg

10. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
14% have it

11. 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).
75µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm

12. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
8% have it

13. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
5% have it

14. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
70% have it

15. height

109mm shorter.
515mm
Robox: 240mm
406mm

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