Printrbot Plus v2MakerBot Replicator Mini
Top 65%41 points
Top 65%
Top 33%78 points
Top 33%
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Top specs and features

Printrbot Plus v2 vs MakerBot Replicator Mini: 16 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
20% have it

2. 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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
45% have it

3. 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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
56% have it

4. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
12% have it

5. 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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
35% have it

6. 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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
51% have it

7. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
1

8. 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.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
1

9. 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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
70% have it

10. weight

2.21kg lighter.
10.21kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
8kg

11. width

79mm narrower.
406mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
485mm

12. height

75mm shorter.
305mm
Robox: 240mm
380mm

13. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
51% have it

14. 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
200µm

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.
Printrbot Plus v2
MakerBot Replicator Mini
76% have it

16. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
203 x 203 x 203
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
10 x 10 x 12.5

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