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Lulzbot Taz 3D vs Ultimaker 2: 19 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
Ultimaker 2
45% have it

2. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2
20% have it

3. 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
Ultimaker 2
51% have it

4. 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
Ultimaker 2
35% have it

5. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
240°C
miniFactory 3D Printer: 300°C
32°C

6. 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
Ultimaker 2
14% have it

7. width

342mm narrower.
680mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
338mm

8. height

157mm shorter.
515mm
Robox: 240mm
358mm

9. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
200mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s
300mm/s

10. 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
230 x 205 x 225

11. 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
Ultimaker 2
7% have it

12. 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
Ultimaker 2
5% have it

13. thickness

131mm thinner.
520mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
389mm

14. volume

74.15% less body volume.
182104cm³
Da Vinci 3D Printer: 133183.44cm³
47070.56cm³

15. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
100µm
Robox: 2µm
12.5µm

16. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
100µm
Robox: 2µm
12.5µm

17. 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
Ultimaker 2
76% have it

18. 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
Ultimaker 2
70% have it

19. 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
20µm

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