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Lulzbot Taz 3D

60points

Ultimaker 2

Lulzbot Taz 3D
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Lulzbot Taz 3D vs Ultimaker 2

Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

Why is Lulzbot Taz 3D better than Ultimaker 2?

  • Prints in PVA
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Prints in wood

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than Lulzbot Taz 3D?

  • Has WiFi
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 342mm narrower
    338mmvs680mm
  • 157mm shorter
    358mmvs515mm
  • 100mm/s faster print speed
    300mm/svs200mm/s
  • 131mm thinner
    389mmvs520mm
  • 74.15% less body volume
    47070.56cm³vs182104cm³

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

2.maximum operating temperature

240°C

32°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

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3.width

680mm

338mm

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4.height

515mm

358mm

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240mm

5.thickness

520mm

389mm

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6.volume

182104cm³

47070.56cm³

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22204cm³

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

2.3D print speed

200mm/s

300mm/s

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

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600mm/s

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Materials

1.Prints in PVA
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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 HIPS
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

3.Prints in wood
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

4.Prints in PLA
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

5.Prints in ABS plastic
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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.

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Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

298 x 275 x 250

230 x 205 x 225

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

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490 x 500 x 850

2. higher x-axis resolution

100µm

12.5µm

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

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2µm

3. higher y-axis resolution

100µm

12.5µm

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

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Robox

2µm

4.layer thickness

75µm

20µm

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).

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0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Lulzbot Taz 3D
Ultimaker 2

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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