100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

22points

Mcor Iris

65points

Robox

Comparison winner
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox
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21 facts in comparison

MakerBot Replicator Z18 vs Mcor Iris vs Robox

MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox
100
points
22
points
65
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Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than Mcor Iris & Robox?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • Thickness
    304.8mmvs700,340mm
  • Width
    304.8mmvs950,370mm

Why is Mcor Iris better than MakerBot Replicator Z18 & Robox?

  • Prints in paper

Why is Robox better than MakerBot Replicator Z18 & Mcor Iris?

  • Height
    240mmvs457.2,800mm
  • Layer thickness
    20µmvs100,100µm
  • Volume
    30192cm³vs42475.269888,532000cm³
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in HIPS
  • Prints in ABS plastic
  • Prints in PVA

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.height

457.2mm

800mm

240mm

Best

Robox

240mm

3.thickness

304.8mm

700mm

340mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

4.volume

42475.27cm³

532000cm³

30192cm³

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

5.width

304.8mm

950mm

370mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.

2.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.Has an automatic platform calibrator
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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 full color
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.

2.Prints in PLA
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.

3.Prints in paper
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

The printer is able to print in paper. 3D printing in paper involves an additive process whereby a laser cuts each layer of paper into the correct shape to create the final model. Paper 3D printed objects have a similar consistency to wood.

4.Prints in HIPS
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

The printer is able to print in High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). HIPS is similar to ABS plastic, but uses different solvents (limonene rather than acetone). HIPS is easy to paint and glue.

5.Prints in ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.

6.Prints in PVA
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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 Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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.

4.USB ports

1

0

0

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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

2.Is pre-assembled
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Mcor Iris
Robox

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

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