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Ratings
Overall Rating
Printing Features
Filament & Cartridges
Printer Design
Help & Support
Connectivity
Included Accessories
9.07
8.77
8.68
8.50
8.48
8.40
8.15
8.13
8.13
8.07
8.07
7.95
7.73
7.70
7.48
6.88
8.75
8.13
8.75
8.13
9.38
8.13
10.00
7.50
8.75
9.38
8.13
7.50
8.13
8.13
7.50
7.50
10.00
9.38
8.13
8.13
7.50
10.00
6.88
9.38
7.50
6.25
6.88
8.13
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.88
9.38
9.38
9.38
8.75
8.13
7.50
5.00
7.50
7.50
8.75
9.38
8.13
8.75
8.13
8.13
8.13
7.50
8.75
8.75
8.75
8.13
7.50
10.00
8.75
8.13
7.50
8.13
8.75
7.50
8.13
8.13
4.38
8.75
7.50
8.75
10.00
9.38
8.75
10.00
6.25
8.75
8.75
8.13
6.25
8.75
8.75
8.75
3.13
10.00
8.75
8.13
9.38
9.38
8.13
8.75
8.13
9.35
7.50
8.13
8.13
8.13
8.13
7.50
9.38
Printing Features
Max Build Height (Inches)
8
7.3 - 10.8
9.8
5.5
12
8.6 - 9.8
12
5.5
12
8.9
6.1
5.3
9
5.9
4.9
5 - 8
Max Build Width (Inches)
8.8
10.8
10.8
5.5
8
5.6
12
5.5
8
6.5
6
5.5
7.3
7.8
3.9
8
Max Build Depth (Inches)
9
9.5
11.7
5.5
12
7.4
12
5.5
7
8.1
9.7
5.5
8.3
9.9
3.9
8
Print Quality Score
95%
95%
80%
90%
85%
85%
90%
70%
80%
90%
85%
75%
95%
80%
85%
80%
Print Speed (mm/s)
30 - 300
15
200
15
150
50 - 120
30 - 120
30
150
100
Various
3 - 30
100
Various
Various
25 - 50
Print Layer Height (Resolution)
0.02 - 0.2
0.1 - 0.5
0.075 - 0.3
0.2
0.06
0.1 - 0.3
0.05 - 0.25
0.15 - 0.4
0.1 - 0.4
0.05 - 0.3
0.1
0.15 - 0.4
0.1 - 0.3
0.1
0.2
Various
Print Tolerance (mm)
0.02
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.02
0.1
0.006
0.02 - 0.1
0.04
0.05
0.011 - 0.025
0.015
0.01
0.11 - 0.025
0.011 - 0.025
0.2
Filament & Cartridges
ABS Plastic
 
 
 
 
 
Optional
PLA Plastic
 
Universal Cartridge
 
 
 
 
Manufacturer Filament Cost
$42.20
$99.00
$42.95
$49.00
$49.00
$24.00
$40.00
$31.99
$49.00
$44.99
$48.00
$41.00
$44.99
$48.00
$48.00
None
Filament Sizes (mm)
3
1.75
3
1.75
3
1.75
1.75
1.75
3
1.75
1.75
1.75
1.75, 3
1.75
1.75
1.75
Standard Print Heads
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
Upgradeable Print Heads
2
3
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
Printer Design
Ease of Use Score
95%
90%
90%
100%
90%
85%
75%
70%
85%
90%
80%
80%
90%
80%
80%
80%
Printer Frame Colors
1
1
1
5
Custom
1
1
1
9
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
Weight (Pounds)
26.5
79 - 84
24.2
9.5
39.6
39.6
30
10.2
24.2
15.4
27.8
11
15.4
18
18
32
Height (Inches)
14
20.3
20.3
10
18
15.9
22.5
13.7
17.7
14.6
20.9
14
18.9
15
20.8
32
Width (Inches)
14
20.3
20.5
10
24
15.9
18.3
9.6
21
15.4
16.5
9.5
14.8
12.2
15.6
15
Depth (Inches)
15.3
23.5
26.8
13
18
16.1
18
10.2
18
17.2
19.1
10.5
13.8
11.6
15.3
23
Frame Material
Glass, Aluminum
Steel
Aluminum, Steel
Plastic
Acrylic
Steel
Metal
Metal
Acrylic
Aluminum
Steel, PVC
Metal
Wood
Steel, ABS
Acrylic
Steel, Aluminum
LCD Screen
 
 
Optional
 
Optional
Heated Platform
Optional
Optional
 
 
 
 
 
Optional
DIY Kit Option
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Help & Support
Warranty
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
6 Months
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
6 Months
1 Year
6 Months
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
Email Support
Phone Support
Blog or Forum
 
FAQs
 
Tutorials
 
 
 
 
Manual
 
Manufacturer Lead Time
None
None
None
None
4 Weeks
1 Week
6 - 8 Weeks
None
0 - 1 Week
3 - 4 Weeks
 
3 - 4 Weeks
2 - 4 Weeks
None
6 Weeks
8 weeks
Connectivity
USB Cable
Flash Drive
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SD Card
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wi-Fi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windows 8
 
 
Windows 7
Windows Vista
 
 
 
Windows XP
 
 
Optional
Mac OS
 
Linux
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included Accessories
Software Ease of Use
3
1
2
1
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
4
2
3
3
3
Proprietary Software
 
 
Open Source Software
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Power Supply
USB Cable
 
 
Maintenance Tools
 
 
Filament Cartridge