98points

MakerBot Replicator

61points

Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator
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26 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator vs Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
98
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MakerBot Replicator
61
points
Ultimaker 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator better than Ultimaker 2?

  • Creates support structures
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Prints in full color
    ?
  • 1.5µm higher x-axis resolution
    ?

    11µmvs12.5µm
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    1vs0
  • 1.5µm higher y-axis resolution
    ?

    11µmvs12.5µm

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than MakerBot Replicator?

  • Has a heated build platform
    ?
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • 52mm shorter
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    358mmvs410mm
  • 50.69% less body volume
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    47070.56cm³vs95467.68cm³
  • 103mm narrower
    ?

    338mmvs441mm
  • 139mm thinner
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    389mmvs528mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

MakerBot Replicator

ProductStorePrice
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot Replicator + 3D Printer, with s...MakerBot Replicator + 3D Printer, with swappable Smart Extruder+, Black (MP07825EU)
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$1,999.00
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D P...MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer
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$2,930.71
MakerBot Replicator AmazonOfficial Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Ful...Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function 220x220x250mm
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$206.99
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer (Renewed...MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer (Renewed)
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$1,699.99
MakerBot Replicator AmazonFlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro, Metal...FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro, Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools, Works with ABS and PLA
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$699.00
MakerBot Replicator AmazonFlashForge Finder 3D Printers with Cloud...FlashForge Finder 3D Printers with Cloud, Wi-Fi, USB cable and Flash drive connectivity
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$332.20
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot Smart Extruder+ (for Replicator...MakerBot Smart Extruder+ (for Replicator & Mini) MP07325
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$230.99
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot 112031-00 Replicator + Build Pl...MakerBot 112031-00 Replicator + Build Plate Kit
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$59.99
MakerBot Replicator AmazonMakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter,...MakerBot PLA Filament, 1.75 mm Diameter, Large Spool, White, MP05780
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$37.87
MakerBot Replicator AmazonPalette 2S Pro - Simple Multi-Material 3...Palette 2S Pro - Simple Multi-Material 3D Printing on Your 3D Printer…
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$799.00

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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.maximum operating temperature

32°C

32°C

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

410mm

358mm

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

95467.68cm³

47070.56cm³

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

338mm

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

528mm

389mm

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.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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.
2.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
3.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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.
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.
5.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.
6.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.

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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 2
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.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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

1.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).
2.x-axis resolution

11µm

12.5µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.
3.y-axis resolution

11µm

12.5µm

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

2.5µm

5µm

The highest possible z-axis resolution as measured in microns.
5.maximum creation size

19.9 x 25.5 x 15

230 x 205 x 225

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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
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 2
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.
4.USB ports

1

0

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

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator
Ultimaker 2
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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