MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top 81%22 points
Top 81%
Top 34%77 points
Top 34%
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator 2 vs MakerBot Replicator Mini: 18 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
20% have it

2. 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.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
55% have it

3. 1.75mm filament diameter

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
57% 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.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
35% have it

5. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
13% have it

6. weight

3.5kg lighter.
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g

7. 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.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
77% have it

8. thickness

225mm thinner.
UP! Plus: 150mm

9. number of extruder heads

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.
Hyrel Professional E5: 4

10. width

105mm narrower.
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm

11. 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).
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm

12. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12

13. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
153 x 285 x 155
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
10 x 10 x 12.5

14. nozzle size

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.
Robox: 0.3mm

15. height

50mm shorter.
Robox: 240mm

16. shipping weight

The gross weight of the product when packaged, including all wrapping, and boxing.
3D Systems Cubify Cube: 8.6kg

17. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
52% have it

18. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
FABtotum: 4

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