48points

Monoprice

60points

Ultimaker 2

Monoprice
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Monoprice vs Ultimaker 2

Monoprice
Ultimaker 2
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

Why is Monoprice better than Ultimaker 2?

  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • Is pre-assembled
  • 6mm thinner
    383mmvs389mm
  • 36mm shorter
    322mmvs358mm
  • Prints in PVA

Why is Ultimaker 2 better than Monoprice?

  • Has WiFi
  • 138mm narrower
    338mmvs476mm
  • 19.82% less body volume
    47070.56cm³vs58703.176cm³
  • 2.17x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    230 x 205 x 225vs225 x 150 x 145
  • 80% thinner layer thickness (higher resolution)
    20µmvs100µm

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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.

2.width

476mm

338mm

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3.thickness

383mm

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4.volume

58703.18cm³

47070.56cm³

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5.height

322mm

358mm

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Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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.number of extruder heads

2

1

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.

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4.nozzle size

0.4mm

0.4mm

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.

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0.3mm

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Materials

1.Prints in ABS plastic
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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.

2.Prints in PLA
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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.

3.Prints in PVA
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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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Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

225 x 150 x 145

230 x 205 x 225

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

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2.layer thickness

100µm

20µm

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).

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0.4µm

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Monoprice
Ultimaker 2

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.

3.USB ports

1

0

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

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Features

1.Is pre-assembled
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Ultimaker 2

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

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