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MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
Top 6%109 points
Top 6%
Top 80%23 points
Top 80%
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker: 25 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
20% have it

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
Ultimaker
28% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
13% have it

4. 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
Ultimaker
4% have it

5. 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
Ultimaker
57% have it

6. 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
Ultimaker
55% have it

7. 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
Ultimaker
35% have it

8. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
19.9 x 25.5 x 15
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
210 x 210 x 205

9. Prints in PLA

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
Ultimaker
77% have it

10. 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).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
20µm

11. 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
Ultimaker
14% have it

12. 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
Ultimaker
7% have it

13. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
1

14. 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.
0.4mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm

15. height

22mm shorter.
410mm
Robox: 240mm
388mm

16. volume

50.38% less body volume.
95467.68cm³
Afinia H-Series: 22204cm³
47372.47cm³

17. weight

7kg lighter.
16kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
9kg

18. width

99mm narrower.
441mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
342mm

19. thickness

171mm thinner.
528mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
357mm

20. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
12.5µm

21. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
12.5µm

22. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
1
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12
1

23. Prints in ABS plastic

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.
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
70% have it

24. 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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1

25. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
52% have it

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