34points

MakerBot Replicator 2

56points

Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2 vs Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
34
points
MakerBot Replicator 2
56
points
Ultimaker 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than Ultimaker 2?

  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    1vs0

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Has WiFi
    ?
  • Has a heated build platform
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • 72mm shorter
    358mmvs430mm
  • 161mm thinner
    389mmvs550mm
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • 1.57x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    230 x 205 x 225vs153 x 285 x 155
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
2.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

430mm

358mm

3.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

550mm

389mm

4.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

590mm

338mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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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
Ultimaker 2
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
Ultimaker 2
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 ABS plastic
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The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
2.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
Ultimaker 2

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

20µm

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

230 x 205 x 225

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

0

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