70points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

42points

UP! Plus 2

MakerBot Replicator Mini
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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs UP! Plus 2

MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
70
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MakerBot Replicator Mini
42
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UP! Plus 2

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

  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
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  • Is pre-assembled
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Why is UP! Plus 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Creates support structures
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  • 3kg lighter
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    5kgvs8000g
  • 25% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
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    150µmvs200µm
  • 240mm narrower
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    245mmvs485mm
  • 30mm shorter
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    350mmvs380mm
  • 2116.8x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    140 x 140 x 135vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • Prints in ABS plastic
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  • 65mm thinner
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    260mmvs325mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

8kg

5kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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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.
3.width

485mm

245mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

380mm

350mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.thickness

325mm

260mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
2.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
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.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.

Materials

1.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.
2.number of colors per print

1

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
3.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

200µm

150µm

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).
2.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

140 x 140 x 135

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Mini
UP! Plus 2
As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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