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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top 81%22 points
Top 81%
Top 35%75 points
Top 35%
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top specs and features

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel: 13 facts in comparison

1. 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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
45% have it

2. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
28% 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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
57% have it

4. 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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
55% 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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
35% have it

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
20µm

7. weight

13.41kg lighter.
7kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
20.41kg

8. 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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
77% have it

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.
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
70% have it

10. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
225 x 225 x 140
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
304 x 304 x 228

11. height

152mm shorter.
406mm
Robox: 240mm
558mm

12. thickness

128mm thinner.
432mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
304mm

13. width

177mm narrower.
432mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
609mm

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