58points

miniFactory 3D Printer

83points

Zeepro Zim

miniFactory 3D Printer
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miniFactory 3D Printer vs Zeepro Zim

miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim
58
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83
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Why is miniFactory 3D Printer better than Zeepro Zim?

  • 106mm shorter
    300mmvs406mm
  • Prints in HIPS

Why is Zeepro Zim better than miniFactory 3D Printer?

  • Has WiFi
  • 1.93kg lighter
    9.07kgvs11000g
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 0.05mm smaller nozzle size
    0.35mmvs0.4mm
  • 50% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    50µmvs100µm
  • 30mm/s faster print speed
    110mm/svs80mm/s
  • 1 more extruder heads
    2vs1
  • 1 more USB ports
    1vs0

Top specs and features

General info

1.weight

11kg

9.07kg

Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

3.height

300mm

406mm

Best

Robox

240mm

4.width

435mm

279mm

Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.thickness

340mm

330mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

2.1.75mm filament diameter
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

3.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.35mm

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

4.3D print speed

80mm/s

110mm/s

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

Best

Fabbster Kit

600mm/s

5.number of extruder heads

1

2

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

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

2.Prints in HIPS
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

3.Prints in ABS plastic
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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.

4.Prints in PVA
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

Polyvinyl Acetate is another form of plastic used in 3d printing similar to ABS. It can be used to build support structures for other prints, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

150 x 150 x 150

150 x 150 x 150

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.layer thickness

100µm

50µm

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.USB ports

0

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

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

2.Is pre-assembled
miniFactory 3D Printer
Zeepro Zim

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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