Mini Kossel vs Prusa i3

June 18, 2015

Which one you should choose? It depends of your need, if you cannot have both , here are some points to consider when you have to choose between the two :

Please note that the Afinibot Mini Kossel Pro doesn't have a heated bed, so it can't print ABS.

 

Afinibot Rostock Mini Kossel Pro (delta):

Pro:

  • High quality print (100 microns or less)
  • Easy to assemble
  • Faster : 320mm/s (realistic print speeds 80-100mm/s for draft, 60-80mm/s for fine printing)
  • Compact built 
  • Less noisy than the prusa i3

 Con:

  • Print only PLA (no heated bed)
  • Calibration a bit longer
  • Smaller bed (15-20 cm diameter)

 

Afinibot Prusa i3:

 Pro:

  • Print ABS and PLA
  • Fast calibration
  • Large bed (20x20cm)
  • High quality print (100 microns or less)
  • Easy to assemble

Con:

  • A bit noisy (you can't stay in the same room than the printer)
  • Slower (30-60mm/s and maximum recommended 80mm/s)
  • Have to redo the calibration if you move the printer