MakerBot Replicator2x review: 14 facts and highlights
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.
45% 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.
56% have it
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.
35% have it
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
8. 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).
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
9. 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.
70% have it
10. USB ports
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
11. maximum creation size
This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
246 x 152 x 155
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
12. 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.
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
13. 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.
14. number of colors per print
A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.