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3D PRINTERS

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Design and Features

Technology

Fused Filament Fabrication

stereo lithography

Plastic jet printing

Fused deposition modeling

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication

Fused Filament Fabrication

Build Volume (mm)

215 x 215 x 200

145 X 145 X 175

200 x 230 x 270

295 x 195 x 160

237 x 244 x235

240 x 190 x 200

231 x 150 x 140

300 x 250 x 300

203 x 152 x 144

250 x 200 x 200

Print Speed (mm/sec)

30-300

0

15

0

450

500

200

120

40-160

15

Print Layer Height (microns)

20-200

25-200

300

100-300

50-250

100-300

100-500

30 - 100

80

50 - 300

Extruder

2

1

3

1

2

1

2

3

1

2

Dimension (mm)

342 x 505 x 588

350 × 330 × 520

578 x 591 x 578

528 x 441 x 410

430 x 390 x 550

554 x 579 x 524

320 x 470 x 381

420 x 380 x 570

549 x 375 x 388

450 x 450 x 500

Weight (Kg)

10.6

28

44

18.3

11.5

25

12

28

20

14

Nozzle Diameter (mm)

0.4

0

0.4

0.4

0.35

0.4

0.4

1

0.35

0.4

Software

Cura

Formlabs preform

CubePro

MakerBot Print

Simplify3D or FELIX builder

Cubicreator v3.0

Flash Print

CreatBot

In built onboard slicer

CAD software, Slic3r

Control Panel

Basic

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Touchscreen

Basic Key pad

Touchscreen

Basic LCD panel

App Interface
done
done
Auto Leveling
done
done
done
done
done
done
Maintenance Tools
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Multi Color printing
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
File Format

STL, OBJ and 3MF

.stl, .obj, .form

.cubepro

.makerbot, STL, OBJ

.stl

.stl, .obj

.stl, .X3G

STL, OBJ, GCode, Amf

.STL, .AIO

STL, G Code

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Connectivity

USB
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Ethernet
done
done
done
done
Wi-Fi
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
SD card
done
done
done
done
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Filament

Size of filament (mm)

2.85

0

1.75

1.75

1.75

1.75

1.75 – 1.80

1.75 - 3

1.75

1.75

PLA
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
ABS
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Nylon
done
done
done
PVA
done
done
done
done
done
done
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Support

Email
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Phone
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Manual
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
Warranty

12

12

24

0

12

12

12

6

12

24

OS Supported

macOS, Windows and Linux

Windows 7 and up, Mac OS X 10.7 and up

Windows, and Mac OS

Windows (7+), Mac OSX (10.9, 10.10, 10.11)

Windows 7 and upwards, Mac OS X, Linux (repetier-host)

Windows 7

Windows XP/7/8 32/64 bit, Linux, and Mac OS

Windows, Linux, Mac OS, OSX

Windows/Mac/Linux

OS X, Windows or Linux

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Review written by Uma Balakrishnan

An Aficionado by passion, Wordsmith by profession, with a rewarding responsibility, I pen-down reviews geared towards all grades of people, creative entrepreneurs, shopaholics, home-makers, new mums and dads, students and many more to build and attain their own dream.