66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

39points

Printrbot Plus v2

71points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Printrbot Plus v2 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than Printrbot Plus v2 & The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Weight
    8kgvs10205,20411g

Why is Printrbot Plus v2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini & The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • Width
    406mmvs485,609mm
  • Height
    305mmvs380,558mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than MakerBot Replicator Mini & Printrbot Plus v2?

  • Creates support structures
  • Maximum creation size
    304 x 304 x 228vs10 x 10 x 12.5,203 x 203 x 203
  • Layer thickness
    20µmvs200,100µm

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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

609mm

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3.height

380mm

305mm

558mm

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4.weight

8kg

10.21kg

20.41kg

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9.1g

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Components

1.Creates support structures
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The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

2.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.

3.1.75mm 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.

4.number of extruder heads

1

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.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

203 x 203 x 203

304 x 304 x 228

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

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490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

200µm

100µm

20µm

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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Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

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) 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

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1

1

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

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Features

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.

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