66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

39points

Printrbot Plus v2

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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Printrbot Plus v2

MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than Printrbot Plus v2?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • 2.21kg lighter
    8kgvs10205g

Why is Printrbot Plus v2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    100µmvs200µm
  • 79mm narrower
    406mmvs485mm
  • 75mm shorter
    305mmvs380mm
  • 6692.34x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    203 x 203 x 203vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • Prints in ABS plastic

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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.

2.width

485mm

406mm

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3.height

380mm

305mm

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4.weight

8kg

10.21kg

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9.1g

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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.

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

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.

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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.

2.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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

200µm

100µm

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).

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0.4µm

2.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

203 x 203 x 203

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

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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Printrbot Plus v2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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Printrbot Plus v2

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

1

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

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FABtotum

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
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Printrbot Plus v2

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.

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