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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top 34%3,399 points
Top 34%
Top 61%1,997 points
Top 61%
Top 29%3,645 points
Top 29%
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Printrbot Plus v2 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel: 17 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
20% have it

2. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
28% have it

3. Has a heated build platform

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.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
45% have it

4. has an external memory slot

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 Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
35% have it

5. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
13% have it

6. 1.75mm filament diameter

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 Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
57% have it

7. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

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 Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
55% have it

8. width

485mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
406mm
609mm

9. height

380mm
Robox: 240mm
305mm
558mm

10. weight

8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
10.21kg
20.41kg

11. 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
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1
1

12. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
52% have it

13. Prints in PLA

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 Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
77% have it

14. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
10 x 10 x 12.5
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
203 x 203 x 203
304 x 304 x 228

15. Prints in ABS plastic

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 Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
70% have it

16. 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).
200µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm
20µm

17. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
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FABtotum: 4
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