96points

MakerBot Replicator

56points

Ultimaker 2

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26 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
96
points
MakerBot Replicator
56
points
Ultimaker 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Ultimaker 2?

  • 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 more USB ports
    ?

    1vs0
  • 1.5µm higher x-axis resolution
    ?

    11µmvs12.5µm

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 52mm shorter
    358mmvs410mm
  • 50.69% less body volume
    47070.56cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 103mm narrower
    338mmvs441mm
  • 139mm thinner
    389mmvs528mm
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

General info

1.maximum operating temperature
?

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

miniFactory 3D Printer

300°C

32°C

32°C

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 2
3.lowest potential operating temperature
?

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

Stratasys Objet30 Pro

15°C

15°C

15°C

4.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

410mm

358mm

5.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

95467.68cm³

47070.56cm³

6.width
?

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

441mm

338mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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 2
3.1.75mm 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 2
4.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 2
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

6.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

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
2.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 2
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 2

Print sizes

1. higher x-axis resolution
?

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

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

12.5µm

2. higher y-axis resolution
?

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

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

12.5µm

3. higher z-axis resolution
?

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

2.5µm

5µm

4.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

5.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

230 x 205 x 225

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
2.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 2
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.

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
4.USB ports
?

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

0

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

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