98points

MakerBot Replicator

100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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MakerBot Replicator vs MakerBot Replicator Z18

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MakerBot Replicator Z18

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • 25kg lighter
    16kgvs41000g
  • 47.2mm shorter
    410mmvs457.2mm
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
    ?

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 55.51% less body volume
    42475.27cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 136.2mm narrower
    304.8mmvs441mm
  • 223.2mm thinner
    304.8mmvs528mm
  • 20.75t less shipping weight
    ?

    52kgvs20800kg

Price comparison

MakerBot Replicator Z18

Buy used:

$3,970.49

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MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firm...MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, Firmware Version 1.7+
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$5,500.00
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator+ Award Winning 3D Pr...MakerBot Replicator+ Award Winning 3D Printer, with swappable Smart Extruder+, Black (MP07825EU)
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$1,999.00
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer - 12"...MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer - 12" x 18" x 12" Build Size - Fused Filament Fabrication - 3.9 mil - Single Jet - 68.9 mil Filament - Powder Coated Steel Supported - Network (RJ-45) (Renewed)
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$3,950.64
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP07026 MakerCare Preferred Pro...MakerBot MP07026 MakerCare Preferred Protection Plan for Replicator Z18-2 Year
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$1,858.33
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP07027 MakerCare Preferred Pro...MakerBot MP07027 MakerCare Preferred Protection Plan for Replicator Z18-3 Year
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$3,199.99
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP07025 MakerCare Preferred Pro...MakerBot MP07025 MakerCare Preferred Protection Plan for Replicator Z18-1 Year
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$1,090.79
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP06997 Tough, 2 Lbs, 1.75Milli...MakerBot MP06997 Tough, 2 Lbs, 1.75Millimeters, Slate Gray
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$65.00
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter,...MakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter, Small Spool, White
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$18.00
MakerBot Replicator Z18 AmazonMakerBot MP08325 Tough Smart Extruder+ f...MakerBot MP08325 Tough Smart Extruder+ for Rep+, 1.75 mm
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$249.00

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

16kg

41kg

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 Z18
3.maximum operating temperature
?

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

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

32°C

32°C

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

457.2mm

6.volume
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Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

95467.68cm³

42475.27cm³

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.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 Z18
3.1.75mm 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 Z18
4.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

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 Z18
6.number of extruder heads
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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 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 Z18
2.Prints in full color
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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 Z18

Print sizes

1.layer thickness
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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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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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.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
3.has an external memory slot
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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. Show more

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator Z18

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