MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator Mini review: specs and price

MakerBot Replicator Mini
MakerBot Replicator Mini

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than the average?

  • Weight

  • Nozzle size

  • Volume

  • X-axis resolution

  • Y-axis resolution

  • Z-axis resolution

  • Thickness

  • Lowest potential operating temperature


Price comparison

General info



We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.maximum operating temperature


The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
3.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.


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


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.


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.


1.nozzle size


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.
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.
3.number of extruder heads


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.


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.
2.number of colors per print


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

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).
2.x-axis resolution


The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.
3.y-axis resolution


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


The highest possible z-axis resolution as measured in microns.
5.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

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


1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
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) 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


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


1.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is pre-assembled
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As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
3.Is cloud enabled
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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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