|Zortrax M200||Ultimaker 2 Extended|
|FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling||FDM - Fused Deposition Modeling|
|90 microns||20 microns|
|~8â€ł x 8â€ł x 7â€ł||9" x 9" x 12"|
|1.75mm PLA/ABS||3.00mm PLA/ABS|
|GET IT ON AMAZON||GET IT ON AMAZON|
Zortrax M200Â OverviewAt just under $2,000 the Zortrax M200 is perhaps one of the best FDM 3D printers on the market.
In their latest trend report, 3D Hubs shows the Zortrax M200 ranking second, right behind the FormLabs Form 1+.
Furthermore, the Zortrax M200 has an 8.9 user rating on 3D Hubs which is better than other FDM powerhouses like the LulzBot Taz 5.
The Zortrax wins in every category youâ€™d judge a 3D printer inâ€¦ it can hit very high quality prints, it is incredibly user-friendly, itâ€™s reliable, it comes working right out of the box, and it has a good print volume.
Ultimately, the Zortrax M200 has a large print bed, is very reliable (as far as reliability can go with 3D printers) and is capable of producing high-quality prints.
If youâ€™re willing to spend ~$2,000, the choice comes down to either the M200 or the MakerGear M2. And, you might as well flip a coin there, because both of those printers are phenomenal.
Ultimaker 2 Extended OverviewUltimaker became a big hit among 3D printing enthusiasts with the release of their original Ultimaker, and now they are winning awards with their newest upgrade to the Ultimaker 2, the Ultimaker 2 Extended.
With the ability to hit print resolutions of up to 20 microns, the Ultimaker 2 Extended is definitely one of the most accurate FDM printers on the market.
The printer has been so coveted since its September 2013 release, that it has been named MAKE magazineâ€™s â€śbest open-architecture 3D printer of 2014.â€ť
And, with the extra print area in the Extended version, the Ultimaker 2 is one of the more coveted high-end FDM 3D printers around.
And if youâ€™re looking for something in the $2,000-$3,000 range, it is definitely one of the best options.
In the end, you canâ€™t go wrong with an Ultimaker 2 even considering that the other options available in its class are great choices as well.