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Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top 30%3,567 points
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Top 29%3,645 points
Top 29%
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top specs and features

Robox vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel: 24 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.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
45% have it

2. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
20% have it

3. 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.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
28% have it

4. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
35% have it

5. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
13% 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.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
55% have it

7. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
57% have it

8. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
14% have it

9. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
52% have it

10. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
14% have it

11. 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
20µm

12. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
7% have it

13. 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
1

14. width

239mm narrower.
370mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
609mm

15. thickness

36mm thinner.
340mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
304mm

16. 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
304 x 304 x 228

17. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
2µm
Robox: 2µm
11µm

18. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
2µm
Robox: 2µm
11µm

19. higher z-axis resolution

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.
0.5µm
Robox: 0.5µm
2.5µm

20. USB ports

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

21. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
8% have it

22. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
77% have it

23. 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
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
70% have it

24. height

318mm shorter.
240mm
Robox: 240mm
558mm

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