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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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MakerBot Replicator Mini review: specs and price

MakerBot Replicator Mini
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than the average?

  • Weight
    8kgvs25.38kg
  • higher z-axis resolution
    2.5µmvs70.04µm
  • Height
    380mmvs495.33mm
  • higher x-axis resolution
    11µmvs87.75µm
  • higher y-axis resolution
    11µmvs86.67µm
  • Thickness
    325mmvs463.97mm
  • Lowest potential operating temperature
    15°Cvs16.2°C
  • USB ports
    1vs0.73

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General info

1.maximum operating temperature

26°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

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miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

2.weight

8kg

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Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

3.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

4.width

485mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

380mm

Best

Robox

240mm

6.thickness

325mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

2.number of extruder heads

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.

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Hyrel Professional E5

4

3.nozzle size

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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.number of colors per print

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

Print sizes

1. higher z-axis resolution

2.5µm

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

2. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

3. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

4.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

5.layer thickness

200µm

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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.

3.USB ports

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Mini

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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