72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

37points

UP! Plus 2

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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs UP! Plus 2

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
72
points
MakerBot Replicator Mini
37
points
UP! Plus 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than UP! Plus 2?

  • Has WiFi
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Is pre-assembled
    ?

Why is UP! Plus 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • 3kg lighter
    5kgvs8000g
  • 30mm shorter
    350mmvs380mm
  • 240mm narrower
    245mmvs485mm
  • 2116.8x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    140 x 140 x 135vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • 25% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    150µmvs200µm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?
  • 65mm thinner
    260mmvs325mm

Price comparison

General info

1.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
UP! Plus 2
2.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

8kg

5kg

3.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

380mm

350mm

4.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

485mm

245mm

5.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

325mm

260mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
?

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

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
2.1.75mm 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
UP! Plus 2
3.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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

1

1

Materials

1.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
UP! Plus 2
2.number of colors per print
?

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

1

1

3.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
UP! Plus 2

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size
?

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

10 x 10 x 12.5

140 x 140 x 135

2.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

200µm

150µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
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
UP! Plus 2

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
2.Is pre-assembled
?

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

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2

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