96points

MakerBot Replicator

34points

MakerBot Replicator 2

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MakerBot Replicator vs MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
96
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MakerBot Replicator
34
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MakerBot Replicator 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than MakerBot Replicator 2?

  • Has WiFi
    ?
  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
    ?
  • Prints in full color
    ?
  • 20mm shorter
    410mmvs430mm
  • 149mm narrower
    441mmvs590mm

Why is MakerBot Replicator 2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 4.5kg lighter
    11.5kgvs16000g
  • 887.94x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    153 x 285 x 155vs19.9 x 25.5 x 15
  • 4t less shipping weight
    ?

    16.8tvs20800kg

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

16kg

11.5kg

2.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
MakerBot Replicator 2
3.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

410mm

430mm

4.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

441mm

590mm

5.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

528mm

550mm

6.shipping weight
?

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

Best

3D Systems Cubify Cube

8.6kg

20.8t

16.8t

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
MakerBot Replicator 2
2.1.75mm filament diameter
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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
MakerBot Replicator 2
3.nozzle size
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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

0.4mm

0.4mm

4.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

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
?

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2

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
MakerBot Replicator 2
2.Prints in full color
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
3.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

Print sizes

1.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

100µm

100µm

2.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

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

153 x 285 x 155

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 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
MakerBot Replicator 2
3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2
4.USB ports
?

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

1

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator 2

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