98points

MakerBot Replicator

52points

Ultimaker

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26 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Ultimaker?

  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Creates support structures
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  • Has plug and play feature
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Prints in full color
    ?
  • Is cloud enabled
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  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
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Why is Ultimaker better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • 7kg lighter
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    9kgvs16000g
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
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    20µmvs100µm
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 1187.7x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
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    210 x 210 x 205nullvs19.9 x 25.5 x 15null
  • 22mm shorter
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    388mmvs410mm
  • 50.38% less body volume
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    47372.47cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 99mm narrower
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    342mmvs441mm
  • 171mm thinner
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    357mmvs528mm

General info

1.weight

16kg

9kg

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
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.
3.height

410mm

388mm

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

95467.68cm³

47372.47cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.width

441mm

342mm

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

528mm

357mm

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
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.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.
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.
5.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.

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

Print sizes

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

210 x 210 x 205null

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.
The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
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
Ultimaker
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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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 cloud enabled
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.
3.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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