93points

MakerBot Replicator

22points

Ultimaker

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MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Ultimaker?

  • Has WiFi
  • Creates support structures
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in full color
  • 1.5µm higher x-axis resolution
    11µmvs12.5µm

Why is Ultimaker better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1187.7x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    210 x 210 x 205vs19.9 x 25.5 x 15
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs100µm
  • 22mm shorter
    388mmvs410mm
  • 50.38% less body volume
    47372.47cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 7kg lighter
    9kgvs16000g
  • 99mm narrower
    342mmvs441mm
  • 171mm thinner
    357mmvs528mm

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General info

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

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

388mm

Best

Robox

240mm

3.volume

95467.68cm³

47372.47cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

4.weight

16kg

9kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

5.width

441mm

342mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

6.thickness

528mm

357mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

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Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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
Ultimaker

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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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

4.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.4mm

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

5.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

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Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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
Ultimaker

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.number of colors per print

1

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

4.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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.

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Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

210 x 210 x 205

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

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

3. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

12.5µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

4. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

12.5µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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
Ultimaker

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

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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

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