miniFactory 3D Printer
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maximum creation size
layer thickness
nozzle size
number of extruder heads
1.75mm filament diameter

miniFactory 3D Printer: 18 facts and highlights

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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
51% have it
26
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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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
56% have it
26
0

3. maximum operating temperature

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
300°C
miniFactory 3D Printer: 300°C
26
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4. 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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
45% have it
26
0

5. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
miniFactory 3D Printer: 2
25
0

6. 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).
100µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
25
0

7. weight

11000g
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
25
0

8. width

435mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
25
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9. thickness

340mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
25
0

10. 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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
76% have it
25
0

11. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
150 x 150 x 150
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 609 x 500 x 850
25
0

12. 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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
70% have it
25
0

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.
0.4mm
Robox: 0.3mm
25
0

14. Prints in HIPS

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.
miniFactory 3D Printer
7% have it
25
0

15. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
80mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s
25
0

16. number of extruder heads

More extruder heads will allow you to use different colours or 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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
25
0

17. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
FABtotum: 4
25
0

18. height

300mm
Robox: 240mm
25
0

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