Zeepro ZimHyrel Journeyman E4RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
Top 28%84 points
Top 28%
Top 46%63 points
Top 46%
Top 80%23 points
Top 80%
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
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RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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Top specs and features

Zeepro Zim vs Hyrel Journeyman E4 vs RepRap Prusa Mendel V2: 20 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
27% have it

3. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
20% 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
51% have it

5. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
12% have it

6. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
56% have it

7. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
35% have it

8. 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).
50µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.4µm
100µm
100µm

9. height

406mm
Robox: 240mm
350mm
406mm

10. thickness

330mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
300mm
432mm

11. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
70% have it

12. weight

9.07kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.1g
8kg
7kg

13. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
14% have it

14. width

279mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
300mm
432mm

15. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
51% have it

16. 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
0.35mm

17. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.
110mm/s
Fabbster Kit: 600mm/s
40mm/s
250mm/s

18. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
14% have it

19. 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.
Zeepro Zim
Hyrel Journeyman E4
RepRap Prusa Mendel V2
76% have it

20. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
150 x 150 x 150
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 490 x 500 x 850
200 x 200 x 200
225 x 225 x 140

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