98points

MakerBot Replicator

50points

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

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19 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than RepRap Prusa Mendel V2?

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

Why is RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • 9kg lighter
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    7kgvs16000g
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
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    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 931.13x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    225 x 225 x 140nullvs19.9 x 25.5 x 15null
  • 4mm shorter
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    406mmvs410mm
  • 9mm narrower
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    432mmvs441mm
  • 96mm thinner
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    432mmvs528mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2

ProductStorePrice
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonCreality 3pcs/Lots Endstop Limit Switch ...Creality 3pcs/Lots Endstop Limit Switch 3D Printer Part for CNC 3D Printer RepRap Makerbot Prusa Mendel RAMPS 1.4 Board Ender 3/5/pro/V2 CR-10 S4 S5 Series
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$8.99
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonBCZAMD 24V 50W Upgraded Ceramic Cartridg...BCZAMD 24V 50W Upgraded Ceramic Cartridge Heater Wire 1M 3D Printer Accessories Heating Tube 620mm for Reprap Prusa Mendel i3 MK3 MK10 Maker Select V2 3D Printer Parts V6 Hotend J-head Extruders, 3Pcs
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$11.39
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonINNKER 3PCS 24V 50W Ceramic Cartridge He...INNKER 3PCS 24V 50W Ceramic Cartridge Heater Wire 1M 3D Printer Accessories Heating Tube 620mm for Reprap Prusa Mendel i3 MK3 MK10 Maker Select V2 3D Printer Parts V6 Hotend J-Head Extruders
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$7.99
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonUMLIFE 10PCS 24V 50W Upgraded Ceramic Ca...UMLIFE 10PCS 24V 50W Upgraded Ceramic Cartridge Heater Wire 1M 3D Printer Accessories Heating Tube 620mm for Reprap Prusa Mendel i3 MK3 MK10 Maker Select V2 3D Printer Parts V6 Hotend J-head Extruders
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$14.99
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonOfficial Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Ful...Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function DIY 3D Printers Printing Size 220x220x250mm
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$189.00
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonBIGTREETECH Mini12864 LCD Graphic Smart ...BIGTREETECH Mini12864 LCD Graphic Smart Display Control Board with Adapter and Cable for Ender-3 Prusa-i3 3D Printer RAMPS 1.4 RepRap VORON 2.4 3D Printer Mendel Prusa Arduino
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$18.88
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonOfficial Creality Ender 3 V2 Upgraded 3D...Official Creality Ender 3 V2 Upgraded 3D Printer Integrated Structure Design with Carborundum Glass Platform Silent Motherboard and Branded Power Supply
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$279.00
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonCreality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer with Rem...Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer with Removable Build Surface Plate and UL Certified Meanwell Power Supply Printing Size 8.66x8.66x9.84in / 220x220x250mm
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$236.00
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonFuriga 24V 50W Cartridge Heater Upgraded...Furiga 24V 50W Cartridge Heater Upgraded Ceramic 3D Printer Accessories Heating Tube for Reprap Prusa Mendel i3 MK10 Maker Select V2 V6 Hotend J-Head Extruders 3Pcs
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$10.99
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 AmazonE3D Prusa MK3 MK3S V6 HotEnd Kit
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$64.92

General info

1.weight

16kg

7kg

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
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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

406mm

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

441mm

432mm

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

528mm

432mm

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.

Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
2.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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.
3.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.35mm

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.
4.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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 PLA
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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.
2.Prints in full color
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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.
3.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel 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.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

225 x 225 x 140null

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
2.Is cloud enabled
MakerBot Replicator
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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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