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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
Top 34%77 points
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Top 37%73 points
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Robox: 25 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
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
Robox
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
Robox
35% have it

4. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
13% 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
Robox
57% have it

6. 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
Robox
55% have it

7. Prints in full color

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.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
7% have it

8. thickness

15mm thinner.
325mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
340mm

9. width

115mm narrower.
485mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
370mm

10. 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
20µm

11. volume

49.59% less body volume.
59897.5cm³
Afinia H-Series: 22204cm³
30192cm³

12. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
2µm

13. height

140mm shorter.
380mm
Robox: 240mm
240mm

14. higher z-axis resolution

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.
2.5µm
Robox: 0.5µm
0.5µm

15. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
0

16. Is pre-assembled

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

17. 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
210 x 100 x 150

18. 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
0.3mm

19. 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
2

20. Has an automatic platform calibrator

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
14% have it

21. 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
Robox
77% have it

22. Prints in HIPS

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.
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Robox
8% have it

23. 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
Robox
70% have it

24. 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
Robox
14% have it

25. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
2µm

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