The printers in today’s Sindoh DP200 3DWOX vs LulzBot TAZ 6 comparison are two of our favorite and most highly rated 3D printers. One is twice as expensive as the other, though.
Does the LulzBot TAZ 6’s extravagant price tag justify buying it over a capable 3D printer like the Sindoh DP200 3DWOX? Keep reading to find out if the TAZ 6 is really worth saving for in a world with so many great, affordable printers.
Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX VS LulzBot TAZ 6 In Depth 3D Printer Comparison
Sindoh DP200 3DWOX Basics
Printing in just ABS and PLA, the Sindoh DP200 3DWOX uses the company’s own chipped filaments. Loading the cartridges is as simple as you would imagine, like changing the ink in an inkjet printer. From there you can print at speeds up to a blazing 200mm/s over the enclosed 7.9” x 7.9” x 7.2” build space.
With an enclosed build space and heated aluminum print bed, both ABS and PLA print in high quality between 50-500micron resolutions. Prints can be managed via Sindoh’s ultra user-friendly 3DWOX Desktop software and the full color 5” touch screen. Connectivity options include USB tethered or untethered, WiFi, and Ethernet.
See the full Sindoh DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer Review.
LulzBot TAZ 6 Basics
As you would expect from one of the best 3D printers around, the LulzBot TAZ 6 has some impressive specs. Starting with its enormous 11” x 11” x 9.8” build volume, the TAZ 6 prints in microscopic resolutions between 50-500microns at speeds up to 200mm/s.
The difference between this printer and the Sindoh, however, is that the TAZ 6 can print in almost any filament, as its high-grade extruders can reach temperatures of 300C.
Using dual .50mm extruders, it’s important to note that the TAZ 6 uses 3mm filaments, unlike most other 3D printers that use 1.75mm. The TAZ 6 let’s you connect using either an SD card or USB.
See the full LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer Review.
Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX VS LulzBot TAZ 6 Comparison: User Experience
The one thing these two printers share is a user-friendly experience. The DP200 3DWOX is as close to plug-and-play as 3D printers come, and includes features like assisted bed leveling and easy filament loading that beginners will appreciate.
The TAZ 6 takes a little longer to set up, but should still be running your first test print within the hour. Once it’s running, the TAZ 6 uses fully automatic bed leveling and self-cleaning features that keep prints running smoothly.
Additionally, both 3D printers come with easy-to-use branded software, but also allow you to use your own. Whether you’re just starting or have hundreds of printing hours behind you, both of these printers are dead simple to use, and can print with exceptional accuracy without any upgrades.
Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX VS LulzBot TAZ 6 Comparison; Versatility
There’s no getting around it- the DP200 3DWOX just doesn’t have the versatility of the TAZ 6. With the TAZ 6’s huge build space, endless filament options, and dual extruders, your prints are only limited by your imagination. The question really becomes Will I use any of those awesome features?
For the average user, the filament limitations for the DP200 3DWOX won’t pose much of a problem. This is especially true when you consider how well the DP200 3DWOX prints out-of-the-box. If you want a 3D printer for the freedom to create whatever you want, though, the DP200 3DWOX will seem frustratingly limited compared to the TAZ 6.
Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX VS LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer Comparison Verdict:
Normally, we come down hard on companies that require you to buy their special branded filaments. In the DP200 3DWOX’s case, however, we still confidently recommend this printer for all but the most serious and experienced users. That’s not because the TAZ 6 is difficult to operate for beginners, but because the extra perks you’re paying for won’t apply to casual makers.
Dual extruders and filament versatility aside, the DP200 3DWOX produces the same or better print quality for half the price and is even easier to use than the TAZ 6.
It’s not a clean win, though. The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is widely regarded as one of the best 3D printers for a reason. If you have big plans for large, multi-colored prints made with exotic filaments, the DP200 3DWOX will seem like a kid’s toy. As always, choose the right 3D printer for the models you intend to print, which for almost everyone means the Sindoh DP200 3DWOX.