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MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2 review: specs and price

MakerBot Replicator 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than the average?

  • Weight
    11.5kgvs25.38kg
  • Height
    430mmvs493.89mm
  • USB ports
    ?

    1vs0.74
  • Maximum creation size
    ?

    153 x 285 x 155vs39488.5
  • Nozzle size
    ?

    0.4mmvs1.21mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

11.5kg

2.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

430mm

3.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

550mm

4.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

590mm

5.shipping weight
?

The gross weight of the product when packaged, including all wrapping, and boxing.

Best

3D Systems Cubify Cube

8.6kg

16.8t

Components

1.1.75mm filament diameter
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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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
2.number of extruder heads
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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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

1

3.nozzle size
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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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

0.4mm

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
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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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
2.number of colors per print
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A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

1

Print sizes

1.layer thickness
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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

100µm

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

153 x 285 x 155

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
2.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

FABtotum

4

1

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