65points

Robox

77points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Robox
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Robox vs The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
65
points
77
points

Why is Robox better than The Future is 3D Glacier Steel?

  • Has WiFi
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Prints in PVA
  • Is pre-assembled
  • Has an automatic platform calibrator
  • Prints in full color
  • 239mm narrower
    370mmvs609mm
  • 9µm higher x-axis resolution
    2µmvs11µm

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than Robox?

  • Creates support structures
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 1.75mm filament diameter
  • 36mm thinner
    304mmvs340mm
  • 6.69x bigger maximum 3D print size (mm)
    304 x 304 x 228vs210 x 100 x 150
  • 1 more USB ports
    1vs0

Top specs and features

General info

1.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

370mm

609mm

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230mm

3.thickness

340mm

304mm

Best

UP! Plus

150mm

4.height

240mm

558mm

Best

Robox

240mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.Creates support structures
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.

3.1.75mm filament diameter
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

4.Has an automatic platform calibrator
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

This feature saves time and effort in terms of maintenance, however the build platform itself still needs to be manually levelled.

5.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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Hyrel Professional E5

4

Materials

1.Prints in PVA
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

2.Prints in full color
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

3.Prints in HIPS
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

4.Prints in PLA
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

5.Prints in ABS plastic
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

20µm

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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

2.maximum creation size

210 x 100 x 150

304 x 304 x 228

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

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

3. higher x-axis resolution

2µm

11µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

4. higher y-axis resolution

2µm

11µm

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

5. higher z-axis resolution

0.5µm

2.5µm

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

0

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is pre-assembled
Robox
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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