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MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Top 34%77 points
Top 34%
Top 81%22 points
Top 81%
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator Mini vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2: 15 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
20% have it

2. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
35% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
13% have it

4. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
57% have it

5. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
55% have it

6. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
70% have it

7. thickness

107mm thinner.
325mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
432mm

8. height

26mm shorter.
380mm
Robox: 240mm
406mm

9. 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

10. weight

1kg lighter.
8kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
7kg

11. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
52% have it

12. 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
225 x 225 x 140

13. 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.
0.4mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.35mm

14. 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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
77% have it

15. width

53mm narrower.
485mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
432mm

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