Cubify, MakerBot and The Form 1

It is always nice to see a side by side comparison of the different consumer 3D printers currently on the market. This is definitely not a complete list of what is available, but it represents some popular models across a variety of technologies and price ranges.

CubifyCubify MakerBot Replicator 2Replicator 2 The Form 1The Form 1
Price $1,299 $2,199 $3,299
Technology Plastic Jet Printing Fused Filament Fabrication Stereolithography
Build Volume 5″x5″x5″ 11.2″x6″x6.1″ 4.9″x4.9″x6.5″
Print Resolution (microns) 200 100 25*
Print Material ABS & PLA PLA APR (resin)
Replacement Cartridge $48 $48 (1 kg) Not Available
Software Cube software that creates .CUBE files MakerWare software that supports .stl, .obj, .thing PreForm software that supports .stl
Availability Yes Yes July 2013

*Refers to the layer. Other details are printed at 300 microns

Don’t know what some of the terms are, such as Stereolithography or ABS, that are mentioned in this post? Check back in a few days for a description of important 3D printing terminology.

SOURCE: Cubify, MakerBot, Formlabs

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