Then again, maybe not.
The wow factor wore off pretty quickly as I compared the specs:
- Build platform: Mojo: 5in x 5in x 5in. Replicator: 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in. +1 Replicator.
- Layer height: Mojo: .2mm Replicator: .15mm - .2mm (in my experience). +1 Replicator.
- Makerbot had a heated build platform. Mojo heats the enclosed build space. +1 Mojo.
- Makerbot only does break-away supports, Mojo does soluble supports by default. +1 Mojo.
- Makerbot's filament is cheap and can be purchased anywhere, Mojo's is expensive and only available through them. +1 Replicator.
- Makerbot, $2000. Mojo, $1500 for a 90 day rental with all the filament you can eat in that time. +1... not sure. I like ownership so I'm giving this one to Makerbot.
- Mojo, disposable plastic print platform, Makerbot, reusable metal print platform. +1 Makerbot for the environment and economy, +1 Mojo for reliability.
Alright, fair’s fair. The Mojo did make a very nice and usable print. Plus the widths weren’t off by 0.2mm (as they often are on the makerbot) and nested perfectly with the other parts printed (not shown) the first time without sanding. Clearly Makerbot still has a little bit to go before their open-air system is comparable with the big boys. But it's not far to go and they're doing it at 1/5th the price. So I leave it to you to determine the winner here. Because I'll admit I'm a bit biased.