MakerBot Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
Top 65%41 points
Top 65%
Top 59%47 points
Top 59%
MakerBot Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
Top specs and features

MakerBot Replicator2x vs MBot Cube PVC Colour: 16 facts in comparison

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 Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
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.
MakerBot Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
57% 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.
MakerBot Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
35% have it

4. 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 Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
55% have it

5. 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
200 x 200 x 200

6. width

80mm narrower.
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm

7. height

131mm shorter.
Robox: 240mm

8. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0: 12

9. 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

10. USB ports

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

11. thickness

5mm thinner.
UP! Plus: 150mm

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. weight

2.4kg lighter.
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g

14. 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.
Robox: 0.3mm

15. 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 Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
77% have it

16. 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 Replicator2x
MBot Cube PVC Colour
70% have it

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