34points

MakerBot Replicator 2

35points

Ultimaker DIY-Kit

MakerBot Replicator 2
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MakerBot Replicator 2 vs Ultimaker DIY-Kit

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker DIY-Kit
34
points
MakerBot Replicator 2
35
points
Ultimaker DIY-Kit

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than Ultimaker DIY-Kit?

  • 1.75mm filament diameter
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Why is Ultimaker DIY-Kit better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • 2.5kg lighter
    9kgvs11500g
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • 42mm shorter
    388mmvs430mm
  • 208mm thinner
    342mmvs550mm
  • 233mm narrower
    357mmvs590mm
  • 33.76% bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    210 x 210 x 205vs153 x 285 x 155
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

11.5kg

9kg

2.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 DIY-Kit
3.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

430mm

388mm

4.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

550mm

342mm

5.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

590mm

357mm

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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker DIY-Kit
2.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

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

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.

MakerBot Replicator 2
Ultimaker DIY-Kit
2.number of colors per print
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A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

1

1

3.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 DIY-Kit

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

210 x 210 x 205

Connectivity

1.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 DIY-Kit
2.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

FABtotum

4

1

1

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