95points

MakerBot Replicator

65points

Robox

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26 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs Robox

MakerBot Replicator
Robox
MakerBot Replicator
Robox
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65
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Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Robox?

  • Creates support structures
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 1.75mm filament diameter

Why is Robox better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
  • 170mm shorter
    240mmvs410mm
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs100µm
  • 413.83x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    210 x 100 x 150vs19.9 x 25.5 x 15
  • 0.1mm smaller nozzle size
    0.3mmvs0.4mm
  • 68.37% less body volume
    30192cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 71mm narrower
    370mmvs441mm
  • 188mm thinner
    340mmvs528mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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.

2.height

410mm

240mm

Best

Robox

240mm

3.volume

95467.68cm³

30192cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

4.width

441mm

370mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.thickness

528mm

340mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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
Robox

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
Robox

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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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

5.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.3mm

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

6.number of extruder heads

1

2

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

Materials

1.Prints in full color
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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
Robox

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 HIPS
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

4.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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.

5.Prints in PVA
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

20µm

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

2.maximum creation size

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

210 x 100 x 150

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

3. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

2µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

4. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

2µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

5. higher z-axis resolution

2.5µm

0.5µm

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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.USB ports

1

0

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator
Robox

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

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