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MakerBot Replicator Mini

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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than RepRap Prusa Mendel V2?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • 107mm thinner
    325mmvs432mm
  • 26mm shorter
    380mmvs406mm
  • Is pre-assembled

Why is RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    100µmvs200µm
  • 1kg lighter
    7kgvs8000g
  • 5670x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    225 x 225 x 140vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • 53mm narrower
    432mmvs485mm

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.thickness

325mm

432mm

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3.height

380mm

406mm

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Robox

240mm

4.weight

8kg

7kg

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9.1g

5.width

485mm

432mm

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230mm

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Components

1.1.75mm filament diameter
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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

2.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.35mm

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.

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Robox

0.3mm

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Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

2.Prints in PLA
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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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.

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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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

2.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

225 x 225 x 140

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

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490 x 500 x 850

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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RepRap Prusa Mendel 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.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Mini
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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