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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
Zeepro Zim
Top 34%77 points
Top 34%
Top 65%41 points
Top 65%
Top 29%82 points
Top 29%
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
Zeepro Zim
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Printrbot Plus v2 vs Zeepro Zim: 17 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
Zeepro Zim
20% have it

2. 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
Zeepro Zim
45% have it

3. 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
Zeepro Zim
35% have it

4. 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
Zeepro Zim
55% have it

5. 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
Zeepro Zim
57% have it

6. 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
Zeepro Zim
13% have it

7. 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
Zeepro Zim
52% have it

8. 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
Zeepro Zim
77% have it

9. height

380mm
Robox: 240mm
305mm
406mm

10. weight

8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
10.21kg
9.07kg

11. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
1
1

12. width

485mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
406mm
279mm

13. 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
2

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
150 x 150 x 150

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
Zeepro Zim
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
50µm

17. Prints in PVA

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Printrbot Plus v2
Zeepro Zim
14% have it

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