MakerBot Replicator Z18MakerBot Replicator2xMbot Cube PVC Colour
Top 1%110 points
Top 1%
Top 69%34 points
Top 69%
Top 56%48 points
Top 56%
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Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator Z18 vs MakerBot Replicator2x vs Mbot Cube PVC Colour: 18 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MakerBot Replicator Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
20% have it

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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
56% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
MakerBot Replicator Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
12% have it

4. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
4% have it

5. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
35% have it

6. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
45% have it

7. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
51% have it

8. width

304.8mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
490mm
410mm

9. height

457.2mm
Robox: 240mm
531mm
400mm

10. 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).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm
100µm

11. 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.
0.4mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm
0.4mm

12. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
6% have it

13. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
1
1

14. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
76% have it

16. 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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
2
1

17. thickness

304.8mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
420mm
415mm

18. 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 Z18
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
70% have it

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