98points

MakerBot Replicator

49points

MakerBot Replicator 2

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MakerBot Replicator vs MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Creates support structures
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  • Has plug and play feature
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Prints in full color
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  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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  • Is cloud enabled
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  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
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Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • 4.5kg lighter
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    11.5kgvs16000g
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 887.94x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    153 x 285 x 155nullvs19.9 x 25.5 x 15null
  • 4t less shipping weight
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    16.8tvs20800kg

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

16kg

11.5kg

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
MakerBot Replicator 2
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.height

410mm

430mm

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

441mm

590mm

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

528mm

550mm

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.
The gross weight of the product when packaged, including all wrapping, and boxing.

Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 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
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MakerBot Replicator 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.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.4mm

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.
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.
5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
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.Prints in full color
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
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.
A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

100µm

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

19.9 x 25.5 x 15null

153 x 285 x 155null

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
3.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is cloud enabled
MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.

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