96points

MakerBot Replicator

35points

Ultimaker

MakerBot Replicator
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25 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
96
points
MakerBot Replicator
35
points
Ultimaker

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Ultimaker?

  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has 802.11n Wi-Fi 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?

  • 7kg lighter
    9kgvs16000g
  • 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
  • 99mm narrower
    342mmvs441mm
  • 171mm thinner
    357mmvs528mm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
?

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

16kg

9kg

2.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
3.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

410mm

388mm

4.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

95467.68cm³

47372.47cm³

5.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

441mm

342mm

6.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

528mm

357mm

Components

1.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
2.1.75mm 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
3.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
4.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.

Best

Robox

0.3mm

0.4mm

0.4mm

5.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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

1

1

Materials

1.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
2.number of colors per print
?

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

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

1

1

3.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
4.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

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size
?

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

210 x 210 x 205

2.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

100µm

20µm

3. higher x-axis resolution
?

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

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

12.5µm

4. higher y-axis resolution
?

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

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

12.5µm

Connectivity

1.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
2.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi 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
3.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. Show more

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
4.USB ports
?

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

1

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
?

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

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker
2.Is pre-assembled
?

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

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker

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