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MakerBot Replicator 2

66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2 vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    100µmvs200µm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Has WiFi
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 3.5kg lighter
    8kgvs11500g
  • 225mm thinner
    325mmvs550mm
  • 105mm narrower
    485mmvs590mm
  • 50mm shorter
    380mmvs430mm
  • 6.8t less shipping weight
    10tvs16800kg

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General info

1.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.

2.weight

11.5kg

8kg

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Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

3.thickness

550mm

325mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

4.width

590mm

485mm

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

430mm

380mm

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Robox

240mm

6.shipping weight

16.8t

10t

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

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3D Systems Cubify Cube

8.6kg

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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.

2.number of extruder heads

1

1

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.

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Hyrel Professional E5

4

3.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.4mm

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.

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Robox

0.3mm

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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.

2.number of colors per print

1

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

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XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

200µm

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

2.maximum creation size

153 x 285 x 155

10 x 10 x 12.5

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

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Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

3.USB ports

1

1

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

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FABtotum

4

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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.

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

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