Desktop 3D Printers


Choose a desktop 3D printer that is right for you. Build volume, FDM or SLA, Kit or Plug-and-Play, 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. Read “Must Know Before Choosing Your Desktop 3D Printer” below the table.


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Printer MakeBuild Volume
ImagesReviews
Elegoo Mars Pro
3D Printing Technology: UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer with Matrix UV LED Light Source.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
4.53x2.56x5.9in
115x65x150mm
Review
Snapmaker
All-Metal 3-in-1 3D Printer, CNC, Laser Engraver.
Available on snapmaker.com
LxWxH
13.2x10.7x11.4in
335x272x289mm
Snapmaker OriginalReview
Original Prusa i3 MK3S
Prusa i3 Plus is the newest design of upgradable 3D printer with many improvements.
Available on prusa3d.com
LxWxH
9.84x8.3x8.3in
250x210x210mm
Prusa i3 MK3Review
Delta WASP 20 40 Pro
Eye-catching design. Accurate and reliable on all materials with pieces up to 40 cm.
Available on 3dwasp.com
ØxH
7.9x15.7in
200x400mm
Delta WASP 20 40Review
Trinus
Scaled-down from industrial-grade machines, Trinus delivers stability, accuracy, and durability.
Available on kodama3d.com
LxWxH
4.7x4.7x4.9in
120x120x125mm
Kodama TrinusReview
Original Prusa SL1 3D printer
Compact 3D printer with all the bells and whistles.
Available on prusa3d.com
LxWxH
4.7×2.6×5.9in
120×68×150mm
Original Prusa SL1 3D printer
Original Prusa MINI
Compact 3D printer with all the bells and whistles.
Available on prusa3d.com
LxWxH
7x7x7in
180x180x180mm
Original Prusa MINI
Sovol SV01
95% Pre-Assembled with Direct Drive Extruder, Meanwell Power Supply and Glass Plate Built-in Thermal Runaway Protection.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
9.5”x11”x12”
240x280x300mm
MakerPi K5 Plus
Fully enclosed design with WiFi, touch screen and smart leveling.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
7.9×7.9×11.8in
200x200x300mm
Creality Ender-3
Economic DIY KIT with resume printing function.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
8.5x8.5x9.8in
220x220x250mm
Afinia H800+
The H800 setup is fast and easy allowing anyone to be printing in a matter of minutes.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
10x8x8in
254x204x204
Anet A8
Engineered to provide redefined usability, quality, performance.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
8.5x8.5x9.5in
220x220x240mm
CraftBot Plus
The ultimate 3D printing tool for both beginners and experienced users.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
10x10x8in
250x200x200mm
Creality3D CR-10
Large Size Desktop DIY Printer LCD Screen Display with SD Card Off-line Printing Function
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
12x12x16in
300x300x400mm
Idea Builder - The Dremel DigiLab 3D20 3D Printer is the best 3D printer for tinkerers, hobbyists, and home users.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
10x6.0x6.7in
254x152x170mm
Creator Pro
Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
9x5.7x5.9in
225x145x150mm
Cube 3
The Cube 3D printer brings your creative projects to life.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
6x6x6in
152x152x152mm
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.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
5.9x5.9x5.9in
150x150x150mm
Finder Meet the new kid on the block. the user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer from FlashForge is ready to play.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
5.5x5.5x5.5in
140x140x140mm
Form 1+ is an award-winning desktop 3D printer, that makes stereolithography (SLA) printing technology accessible to engineers, designers, and artists.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
4.9x4.9x6.5in
125x125x165mm
M200
The reliable, efficient and extremely precise Zortrax M200 3D printer has already won the hearts of thousands of users.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
7.8x7.8x7.2in
200x200x185mm
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.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
8.8x5.9x5.9in
225x150x150mm
Elegoo Mars
3D Printing Technology: LED Display Photocuring. Great industrial design and user-friendly system.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
4.72”x2.68”x6.1”
120x68x155mm
Replicator+
MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
11.6x7.6x6.5in
295x195x165mm
Rostock Delta
All the Anycubic 3D printers have been certificated by CE.
Available on Amazon
ØxH
Ø9x10.6in
Ø230x270mm
Select Mini
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.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
4.7x4.7x4.7in
120x120x120mm
Taz 6
The LulzBot TAZ 6 features innovative self-leveling & self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
11x11x9.8in
280x280x250mm
Taz Mini
The LulzBot Mini is a high performance desktop 3D printer engineered to be easy to use.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
6x6x6.2in
152x152x158mm
TEVO Tarantula
TEVO Tarantula I3 Aluminium Extrusion 3D Printer Kit Auto and Large Bed.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
8x11x8in
200x280x200m
Ultimaker 2+
The Ultimaker 2+ is easy and reliable, updated for the best experience in 3D printing.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
8.8x8.8x8in
223x223x205mm
DOBOT MOOZ
3 in 1 Industrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer, Support CNC and Laser Engraving.
Available on Amazon
LxWxH
5.1x5.1x5.1in
130x130x130mm

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Desktop 3D Printer for Home and Offices

Desktop 3D Printers for Home and Offices
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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.
The 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 maybe fiddly to assemble. This can delay using your new printer. Check the real upgrading a 3-year old Original Prusa experience.

Desktop 3D Printer - Original Prusa DIY KIT & Upgrade

Desktop 3D Printer – Original Prusa DIY Kits Upgrade
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Type of Process – FDM or SLA?

Most of the 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.

– Quality. SLA is widely accepted as producing better quality for high-detail 3D printing. Also, it is impossible to scale down very much with FDM printing or the finer 3D printed bust details, especially the face, will be lost.
– Cost. FDM or filament 3D printers and SLA resin 3D printers are similarly affordable, so the cost of the printer doesn’t fluctuate much. However, the resin is still more expensive than filaments.
– Practice. SLA is messier and requires serious precautionary measures. Although the 3D printer itself is small, more space is required for the actual printing.

Read More: Elegoo Mars Pro 3D Printer Review

I received my brand new Elegoo Mars Pro resin 3d printer 2 weeks ago and I am definitely enamoured with it. The instructions seemed easy enough though somewhat vague and I was up and running within only 5 minutes after opening the box!

Elegoo Mars Pro Resin 3D Printer Review – Unboxing and Testing

Elegoo Mars Pro Resin 3D Printer Review – Unboxing and Testing
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FDM – Delta or Cartesian 3D Printer?

coming soon…

FDM – Bowden or Direct Drive Extrusion?

coming soon…

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.


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There is a number of essential 3D printing tools to come with any 3D printer. We have put together a table to give an idea of what’s needed and where to …

3D Printing Tools

3D Printing Tools – Top 10 Essentials, Optional and Safety Tools
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