49points

MakerBot Replicator 2

61points

Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2 vs Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
49
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MakerBot Replicator 2
61
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Ultimaker 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than Ultimaker 2?

  • 1.75mm filament diameter
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  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    1vs0

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Has a heated build platform
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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  • 161mm thinner
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    389mmvs550mm
  • 1.57x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    230 x 205 x 225vs153 x 285 x 155
  • Prints in ABS plastic
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  • Is cloud enabled
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Price comparison

Ultimaker 2

ProductStorePrice
Ultimaker 2 AmazonUltimaker 2+ 3D Printer
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$2,499.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonFlashForge Adventurer 3 3D Printer
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$448.95
Ultimaker 2 AmazonQIDI TECH Large Size Intelligent Industr...QIDI TECH Large Size Intelligent Industrial Grade 3D Printer New Model:X-max,5 Inch Touchscreen,WiFi Function,High Precision Printing with ABS,PLA,TPU,Flexible Filament,300x250x300mm
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$1,150.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonOlsson block Kit for Ultimaker 2 + UM2 E...Olsson block Kit for Ultimaker 2 + UM2 Extended 3D printer, Olsson Block Hotend Interchangeable nozzle, 3.0mm
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$32.98
Ultimaker 2 AmazonUltimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer
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$5,308.23
Ultimaker 2 AmazonUltimaker S5 3D Printer
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$5,995.00
Ultimaker 2 Amazon9671 - Ultimaker 3 3D Printer
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$4,336.59
Ultimaker 2 AmazonFlashForge Finder 3D Printers with Cloud...FlashForge Finder 3D Printers with Cloud, Wi-Fi, USB cable and Flash drive connectivity
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$299.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonBIBO 3D Printer Dual Extruder Sturdy Fra...BIBO 3D Printer Dual Extruder Sturdy Frame WiFi Touch Screen Cut Printing Time in Half Filament Detect Demountable Glass Bed
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$599.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonFlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro, Metal...FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro, Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools, Works with ABS and PLA
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$699.00

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.thickness

550mm

389mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

430mm

358mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

590mm

338mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.
2.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.
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.
4.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.

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

20µm

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).
2.maximum creation size

153 x 285 x 155

230 x 205 x 225

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.USB ports

1

0

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

Features

1.Is cloud enabled
MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker 2
Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.

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