34points

MakerBot Replicator 2

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

MakerBot Replicator 2
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18 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator 2 vs MakerBot Replicator Z18

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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MakerBot Replicator 2
100
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MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • 29.5kg lighter
    11.5kgvs41000g
  • 27.2mm shorter
    430mmvs457.2mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Has a heated build platform
    ?
  • Has WiFi
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 285.2mm narrower
    304.8mmvs590mm
  • 16.75t less shipping weight
    ?

    52kgvs16800kg
  • Prints in full color
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

11.5kg

41kg

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 Z18
3.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

590mm

304.8mm

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

52kg

5.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

430mm

457.2mm

6.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

550mm

304.8mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.1.75mm 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 Z18
3.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

4.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
?

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 Z18
2.Prints in full color
?

Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18

Print sizes

1.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

100µm

100µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.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 Z18
4.USB ports
?

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

1

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

MakerBot Replicator 2
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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