100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

67points

Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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MakerBot Replicator Z18 vs Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than Stratasys uPrint SE Plus?

  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has an external memory slot
  • Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 87.12% less body volume
    42475.27cm³vs329831.7cm³
  • Prints in full color
  • 330.2mm narrower
    304.8mmvs635mm

Why is Stratasys uPrint SE Plus better than MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • Creates support structures
  • Prints in ABS plastic

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General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.volume

42475.27cm³

329831.7cm³

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3.width

304.8mm

635mm

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4.weight

41kg

76kg

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9.1g

5.thickness

304.8mm

660mm

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6.height

457.2mm

787mm

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Components

1.Creates support structures
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

2.Has a heated build platform
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.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.

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Materials

1.Prints in full color
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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 ABS plastic
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.

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Print sizes

1.layer thickness

100µm

330µm

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).

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0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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.

4.USB ports

1

0

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

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
MakerBot Replicator Z18
Stratasys uPrint SE Plus

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

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