The Future is 3D Glacier PeakMakerBot Replicator Z18
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The Future is 3D Glacier Peak vs MakerBot Replicator Z18: 17 facts in comparison

1. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
56% 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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
35% 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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
51% have it

6. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
12% have it

7. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
4% have it

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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
76% have it

9. weight

11.52kg lighter.
29.48kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
41kg

10. 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

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).
200µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm

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.
0.35mm
Robox: 0.3mm
0.4mm

13. width

304.2mm narrower.
609mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
304.8mm

14. thickness

0.8mm thinner.
304mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
304.8mm

15. height

100.8mm shorter.
558mm
Robox: 240mm
457.2mm

16. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
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FABtotum: 4
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17. 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.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
MakerBot Replicator Z18
6% have it
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