Choose a desktop 3D printer that is right for you. Build volume, FDM or SLA, well-known brand or a start-up – all to consider. The table below helps to compare and make a comprehensive decision. It is regularly updated and maintained. Please feel free to Contact Us if you think that a particular printer should be added or to publish your review.
|Printer Make||Build Volume||Manufacturer||Compare|
|Original Prusa i3 MK2|
Prusa i3 Plus is the newest design of upgradable 3D printer with many improvements.
Review by 3DWithUs: First Look
Scaled down from industrial-grade machines, Trinus delivers stability, accuracy, and durability.
Review by 3D Printed Aspie: Kodama Trinus
|Anet A8 |
Engineered to provide redefined usability, quality, performance.
CraftUnique designed and built its CraftBot Plus 3D printer scratch with the goal of developing the ultimate 3D printing tool for both beginners and experienced users.
|Creality3D CR-10 |
Large Size Desktop DIY Printer LCD Screen Display with SD Card Off-line Printing Function
Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools.
The Cube 3D printer brings your creative projects to life.
|da Vinci Mini|
The da Vinci Mini streamlines its printing function through a single-button print design as well as providing different colored LEDs to indicate printing conditions.
|Delta WASP 2040|
An Italian make, was praised for its design and print quality and reliability.
Review by 3DWithUs: First Look
|Finder Meet the new kid on the block. the user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer from FlashForge is ready to play.||5.5x5.5x5.5in|
|Form 1+ is an award-winning desktop 3D printer, that makes stereolithography (SLA) printing technology accessible to engineers, designers, and artists.||4.9x4.9x6.5in|
|Idea Builder - The Dremel DigiLab 3D20 3D Printer is the best 3D printer for tinkerers, hobbyists, and home users.||10x6.0x6.7in|
The reliable, efficient and extremely precise Zortrax M200 3D printer has already won the hearts of thousands of users.
|QIDI TECH I|
Each 3D printer is leveled, fully calibrated and operated 8 hour before delivery. Qidi Tech after-sales team supplies technical support and lifetime service.
MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
|Rostock Delta |
All the Anycubic 3D printers have been certificated by CE.
This printer not only comes fully assembled, it has already been calibrated at the factory so it's ready to print out of the box.
The LulzBot TAZ 6 features innovative self-leveling & self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades.
The LulzBot Mini is a high performance desktop 3D printer engineered to be easy to use.
|TEVO Tarantula |
TEVO Tarantula I3 Aluminium Extrusion 3D Printer Kit Auto and Large Bed
|Tronxy X1 |
Professional Tronxy X1 High Precision Reprap Prusa i3 DIY 3d Printer LCD Screen 3D Printer Tool Kit
The Ultimaker 2+ is easy and reliable, updated for the best experience in 3D printing.
Choosing Your Desktop 3D Printer
A lot of thought should go into choosing a desktop 3d printer. Before even considering to buy one check if you have an appropriate place to keep it. Some printers can be bulky and noisy. The area should be kept clean to avoid dust getting inside. The surface for the printer should be sturdy to prevent even slightest vibration.
Next point to consider is your techy level. 3D printers come either as pre-assembled machines or DIY kits to put together yourself. DIY kits are usually much cheaper but may be fiddly to assemble. This can delay using your new printer.
Type of process. Most of desktop 3D printer processes are either SLA or FDM. These are completely different processes using specific types of material. Decide what is more important for you: precision and quality or accessibility of various materials and colors.
Safety. It is important to make sure that children can’t get to the printer unsupervised. There is no such thing as a child-friendly 3D printer. Desktop printing involves either heating to high temperatures or photo-solidification. Even a 3D pen might be hazardous due to melting filament. Please make sure that the area is well ventilated especially when using ABS. A smoke detector should be fitted in the same room with a desktop 3d printer.
Scroll through brands and 3D printer filament available to find the right materials for 3D printing at home. PLA, ABS, Wood, PETG, Nylon, Support, FLEX, etc. This table is updated regularly. Read more: https://3dwithus.com/3d-printer-filament-materials
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