100points

MakerBot Replicator Z18

56points

Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator Z18
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MakerBot Replicator Z18 vs Ultimaker 2

MakerBot Replicator Z18
Ultimaker 2
100
points
MakerBot Replicator Z18
56
points
Ultimaker 2

Why is MakerBot Replicator Z18 better than Ultimaker 2?

  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Prints in full color
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    1vs0
  • 84.2mm thinner
    304.8mmvs389mm
  • 9.76% less body volume
    42475.27cm³vs47070.556cm³
  • 33.2mm narrower
    304.8mmvs338mm

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than MakerBot Replicator Z18?

  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    ?

    20µmvs100µm
  • 99.2mm shorter
    358mmvs457.2mm
  • Prints in ABS plastic
    ?

Price comparison

Ultimaker 2

ProductStorePrice
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Ultimaker 2 AmazonMakerBot Replicator+ Award Winning 3D Pr...MakerBot Replicator+ Award Winning 3D Printer, with swappable Smart Extruder+
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$1,948.45
Ultimaker 2 AmazonUltimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer
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$2,999.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonDremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer, Idea Bui...Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer, Idea Builder for Brand New Hobbyists and Tinkerers
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Ultimaker 2 AmazonMonoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer With...Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer With Large Heated (200 x 200 x 175mm ) Build Plate, MK11 DirectDrive Extruder + Free Sample PLA Filament & 4GB MicroSD Card Preloaded With Printable 3D Models
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$424.99
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$708.00
Ultimaker 2 Amazon9671 - Ultimaker 3 3D Printer
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$3,495.00
Ultimaker 2 AmazonMonoprice Select Mini 3D Printer v2 - Wh...Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer v2 - White With Heated (120 x 120 x 120 mm) Build Plate, Fully Assembled + Free Sample PLA Filament And MicroSD Card Preloaded With Printable 3D Models
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$189.99
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General info

1.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
Ultimaker 2
2.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

3.height
?

Best

Robox

240mm

457.2mm

358mm

4.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

5.thickness
?

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

304.8mm

389mm

6.volume
?

Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

42475.27cm³

47070.56cm³

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 Z18
Ultimaker 2
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
Ultimaker 2
3.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

4.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

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 Z18
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 Z18
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 Z18
Ultimaker 2

Print sizes

1.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

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

MakerBot Replicator Z18
Ultimaker 2
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

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.

MakerBot Replicator Z18
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. Show more

MakerBot Replicator Z18
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 Z18
Ultimaker 2

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