43points

MakerBot Replicator 2

67points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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18 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator 2 vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
43
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MakerBot Replicator 2
67
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    100µmvs200µm
  • 5407.02x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    153 x 285 x 155vs10 x 10 x 12.5

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • 3.5kg lighter
    8kgvs11500g
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 105mm narrower
    485mmvs590mm
  • 6.8t less shipping weight
    ?

    10tvs16800kg
  • 50mm shorter
    380mmvs430mm
  • 225mm thinner
    325mmvs550mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

11.5kg

8kg

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
3.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

590mm

485mm

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

Best

3D Systems Cubify Cube

8.6kg

16.8t

10t

5.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

430mm

380mm

6.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

550mm

325mm

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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

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

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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

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

200µm

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

10 x 10 x 12.5

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
2.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. Show more

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

1

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
2.Is pre-assembled
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As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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