96points

MakerBot Replicator

72points

MakerBot Replicator Mini

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MakerBot Replicator vs MakerBot Replicator Mini

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Mini
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MakerBot Replicator
72
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MakerBot Replicator Mini

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than MakerBot Replicator Mini?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • 6°C higher maximum operating temperature
    ?

    32°Cvs26°C
  • 6.09x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    ?

    19.9 x 25.5 x 15vs10 x 10 x 12.5
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
    ?
  • Prints in full color
    ?
  • 44mm narrower
    441mmvs485mm
  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    100µmvs200µm

Why is MakerBot Replicator Mini better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • 8kg lighter
    8kgvs16000g
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 30mm shorter
    380mmvs410mm
  • 37.26% less body volume
    59897.5cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 203mm thinner
    325mmvs528mm
  • 10.8t less shipping weight
    ?

    10tvs20800kg
  • Is pre-assembled
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.maximum operating temperature
?

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

32°C

26°C

2.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

16kg

8kg

3.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 Mini
4.lowest potential operating temperature
?

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

Stratasys Objet30 Pro

15°C

15°C

15°C

5.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

410mm

380mm

6.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

95467.68cm³

59897.5cm³

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 Mini
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
MakerBot Replicator Mini
3.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 Mini
4.nozzle size
?

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

5.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 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 Mini
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 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.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

10 x 10 x 12.5

2. higher x-axis resolution
?

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

11µm

3. higher y-axis resolution
?

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

11µm

4. higher z-axis resolution
?

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

2.5µm

2.5µm

5.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

200µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Mini
2.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 Mini
3.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 Mini
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 Mini
2.Is pre-assembled
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As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Mini

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