72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

83points

Zeepro Zim

MakerBot Replicator Mini
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MakerBot Replicator Mini vs Zeepro Zim

MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim
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83
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Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than Zeepro Zim?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1.07kg lighter
    8kgvs9071g
  • 26mm shorter
    380mmvs406mm
  • 5mm thinner
    325mmvs330mm

Why is Zeepro Zim better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • 206mm narrower
    279mmvs485mm
  • 1 more extruder heads
    2vs1
  • 37.59% less body volume
    37380.42cm³vs59897.5cm³
  • 1 more colors per print
    2vs1
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • 2700x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    150 x 150 x 150vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • Prints in ABS plastic

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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.weight

8kg

9.07kg

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9.1g

3.width

485mm

279mm

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

4.height

380mm

406mm

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240mm

5.volume

59897.5cm³

37380.42cm³

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22204cm³

6.thickness

325mm

330mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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

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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

4.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.35mm

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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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

2

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

3.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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.

4.Prints in PVA
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

10 x 10 x 12.5

150 x 150 x 150

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

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490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

200µm

50µm

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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
Zeepro Zim

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Mini
Zeepro Zim

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

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