RoboxMakerBot Replicator2xMbot Cube PVC Colour
Top 39%67 points
Top 39%
Top 69%34 points
Top 69%
Top 56%48 points
Top 56%
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MakerBot Replicator2x
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Top specs and features

Robox vs MakerBot Replicator2x vs Mbot Cube PVC Colour: 21 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
20% have it

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
12% 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
56% have it

4. 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
45% have it

5. 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
51% have it

6. 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
35% have it

7. height

240mm
Robox: 240mm
531mm
400mm

8. 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
70% have it

9. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
51% have it

10. 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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
76% have it

11. 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.
2
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
2
1

12. nozzle size

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.
0.3mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm
0.4mm

13. Prints in full color

Similar to regular 2D printers, this type of 3D printer mixes different colors between cartridges. This process allows the printer to reproduce the color spectrum, therefore allowing you to print in almost any color.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
6% have it

14. Prints in PVA

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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
14% have it

16. thickness

340mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
420mm
415mm

17. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
210 x 100 x 150
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
246 x 152 x 155
200 x 200 x 200

18. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
FABtotum: 4
1
1

19. Prints in HIPS

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.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
7% have it

20. Has an automatic platform calibrator

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.
Robox
MakerBot Replicator2x
Mbot Cube PVC Colour
14% have it

21. 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).
20µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm
100µm

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