66points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

70points

Robox

MakerBot Replicator Mini
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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Robox

MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than Robox?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • 15mm thinner
    325mmvs340mm

Why is Robox better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Prints in full color
  • 115mm narrower
    370mmvs485mm
  • 90% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs200µm
  • 49.59% less body volume
    30192cm³vs59897.5cm³
  • 9µm higher x-axis resolution
    2µmvs11µm
  • 140mm shorter
    240mmvs380mm
  • 2µm higher z-axis resolution
    0.5µmvs2.5µm

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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.thickness

325mm

340mm

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150mm

3.width

485mm

370mm

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230mm

4.volume

59897.5cm³

30192cm³

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22204cm³

5.height

380mm

240mm

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Robox

240mm

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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Robox

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.

2.1.75mm 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.

3.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.3mm

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

4.number of extruder heads

1

2

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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Hyrel Professional E5

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5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
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Robox

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

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Materials

1.Prints in full color
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Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.

2.Prints in PLA
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Robox

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.

3.Prints in HIPS
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Robox

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

4.Prints in ABS plastic
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Robox

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.

5.Prints in PVA
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Robox

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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

200µm

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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0.4µm

2. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

2µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

3. higher z-axis resolution

2.5µm

0.5µm

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

4.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

210 x 100 x 150

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

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490 x 500 x 850

5. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

2µm

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
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Robox

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

1

0

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

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FABtotum

4

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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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