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Monoprice review: specs and price

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Monoprice

Why is Monoprice better than the average?

  • Weight
    13kgvs25.38kg
  • Volume
    58703.18cm³vs231647.9cm³
  • Number of extruder heads
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    2vs1.32
  • Nozzle size
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    0.4mmvs1.21mm
  • Height
    322mmvs493.89mm
  • USB ports
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    1vs0.74
  • Thickness
    383mmvs462.11mm
  • Maximum creation size
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    225 x 150 x 145vs39488.5

Price comparison

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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.

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2.weight
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Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

13kg

3.volume
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Best

Afinia H-Series

22204cm³

58703.18cm³

4.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

476mm

5.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

322mm

6.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

383mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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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.

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2.1.75mm filament diameter
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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.

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3.number of extruder heads
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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

2

4.nozzle size
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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

Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
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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.

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2.Prints in PVA
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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.

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3.Prints in PLA
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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.

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Print sizes

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

225 x 150 x 145

2.layer thickness
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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

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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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.

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

Best

FABtotum

4

1

Features

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

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