95points

MakerBot Replicator

50points

Printrbot Plus v2

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MakerBot Replicator vs Printrbot Plus v2

MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2
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50
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Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Printrbot Plus v2?

  • Has WiFi
  • Creates support structures
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Prints in full color
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator

Why is Printrbot Plus v2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • 5.79kg lighter
    10.21kgvs16000g
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1099.01x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    203 x 203 x 203vs19.9 x 25.5 x 15
  • 105mm shorter
    305mmvs410mm
  • 35mm narrower
    406mmvs441mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Is pre-assembled

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

16kg

10.21kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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

305mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.width

441mm

406mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

2.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

4.number of extruder heads

1

1

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

5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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 full color
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

2.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

3.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

203 x 203 x 203

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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
Printrbot Plus v2

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.

4.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
Printrbot Plus v2

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator
Printrbot Plus v2

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

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