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MakerBot Replicator Mini

77points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

MakerBot Replicator Mini
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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 12.41kg lighter
    8kgvs20411g
  • 124mm narrower
    485mmvs609mm
  • 178mm shorter
    380mmvs558mm
  • Is pre-assembled

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • Creates support structures
  • 21mm thinner
    304mmvs325mm
  • 16856.68x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    304 x 304 x 228vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • 90% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs200µm

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

8kg

20.41kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

3.thickness

325mm

304mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

4.width

485mm

609mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.height

380mm

558mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

4.number of extruder heads

1

1

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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

Materials

1.number of colors per print

1

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

2.Prints in PLA
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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.

Print sizes

1. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

11µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

2. higher z-axis resolution

2.5µm

2.5µm

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

3.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

304 x 304 x 228

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

4.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

5. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

11µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Mini
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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