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4 Best Sellers of 3D Printers from China, August, 2018

Too many 3D printer models available on the market today and that number growing every day,“Which 3D Printer should I buy?” is one of the most common questions we are asked. Here we talk about the best of best based on both price, quality and user experience.

NO.1
Creality3D Ender – 3 DIY 3D Printer Kit

NO.2
Alfawise U20 Large Scale 2.8 inch Touch Screen DIY 3D Printer

NO.3
Creality3D CR – 10S 3D Printer

NO.4
Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer

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Zortrax M300 review, Best Large Format 3D Printer

  • Build Volume (mm)300 x 300 x 300
  • MaterialsZ-PLA Pro, Z-ASA Pro, Z-ESD, Z-HIPS, Z-GLASS, Z-PETG
  • Min Layer Height (microns)90
  • ConnectivitySD Card
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter1.75mm
  • Open SourceNo
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes, but voids warranty.
  • Heated PlatformYes
  • Printing Speed200mm/sec

Who it’s for: Folks who have grand ambitions and want to print big. Like, REALLY BIG.

Why you should buy it: Because the Zortrax M300 combines user-friendliness with large capacity 3D printing.

How much you’ll pay: $3,000

Why we picked the Zortrax M300 as Best Large Format 3D Printer: 

There’s no getting around it, the Zortrax M300 is gigantic. It’s massive. It’s humongous. A small child could probably sit inside its frame. But don’t be intimated by the size. Because this machine is actually a B.F.P. (Big Friendly Printer). read more

Original Prusa i3 MK3 Kit review, Best 3D Printer Under $1000

Original Prusa i3 MK3 is a proven open source design with a huge international user base. This unit was engineered by Josef Průša himself, and whether you buy it in kit form or ready assembled, it’s a fantastic printer.

  • Build Volume (mm)250 x 210 x 200
  • MaterialsABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, PETG, Nylon, Exotics
  • Min Layer Height (microns)50
  • ConnectivityUSB, SD card
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter1.75mm
  • Open SourceHardware & Software
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes

In Winter 2017, its predecessor Prusa i3 MK2S already won our “Best 3D Printer Kit” and “Best 3D Printer under $1000” awards. It‘s still a great, reliable and versatile 3D printer. But the development team added several features to the MK3 we don‘t want to miss anymore. Like the removable magnetic metal print bed that lets you pluck your prints off the bed with ease; a rebuilt extruder, filament sensor, improved frame stability, and a power failure recovery system. read more

LulzBot TAZ 6 review, Best 3D Printer Workhorse

  • Build Volume (mm)280 x 280 x 250
  • MaterialsABS, PLA, HIPS, PETG, Nylon, Exotics
  • Min Layer Height (microns)50
  • ConnectivityUSB, SD Card
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter3.00 mm
  • Open SourceHardware & Software
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes
  • Printing Speed200 mm/s

The Lulzbot TAZ 6 is made for labs, workshops and maker spaces. This big, bold machine has a brilliant auto-leveling feature which, together with solid print quality and straightforward setup, makes it the single workhorse 3D printer you’ll ever want to use. There’s no calibration or guesswork, it all simply functions as it should.

The TAZ 6 is also open source and carefully documented, with scope for additional upgrades like the Flexystruder (optimized for printing flexible materials), dual extrusion, and the MOARstruder (for printing large objects with fat layers). If you are looking for a workhorse 3D printer you can trust, look no further. read more

Monoprice Delta Pro review, Outlook for Affordable Delta 3D Printing

Why is it important: Delta 3D printers use three arms on rails that move up and down independently to move the print head. They are known to be very efficient, and, they can print taller with ease. Their main benefit is speed, as their light print head move around quicker than other 3D printers.

Why you should buy it: Monoprice achieves the remarkable feat of finding inexpensive yet quality 3D printers, and making them palatable to a wider audience – and the large Delta Pro won’t be an exception. read more

Sparkmaker review, Outlook for Affordable SLA/DLP 3D Printing

Why is it important: Because this 3D printer could make SLA printing extremely affordable and popular.

Why you should buy it: SLA machines are the right choice if you want detailed prints.

How much you’ll pay: $249

Why we picked the Sparkmaker: 

The Sparkmaker is a good example that SLA 3D printers don’t have to be expensive. Sure, the Sparkmaker has a tiny build plate. Also, the choice of resins is somewhat limited. But an SLA machine for under $300 could be a game changer in the SLA sector. read more

Formlabs Fuse 1 review, Outlook for Desktop SLS 3D Printing

We’re pretty excited about the new Fuse 1 from Formlabs. Bringing the same level of finesse and sophistication to selective laser sintering they’re already achieved with stereolithography, this is a company with an impressive vision for 3D printing in the 21st century.

The Fuse 1 can fabricate objects in strong and flexible nylon. It also features a removable chamber, allowing for continuous printing. Another feature of this benchtop SLS printer is a live video feed, meaning you can monitor the entire printing process. read more

MakerBot Replicator+ review, Best 3D Printer for Schools

The best 3D printer for schools is the MakerBot Replicator+. That’s because no other 3D printing manufacturer has invested so heavily in building a dedicated ecosystem for the education space.

Taking the printer in isolation, we have a device with safety features optimized for the classroom. There’s a removable flexible bed that isn’t heated; an extruder where the hot-end is out of reach of curious fingers; and a semi-enclosed build-space that protects the build area from foreign objects.

Moreover, there’s a cloud-based slicing option, where a model can be selected on Thingiverse and sent directly to the Replicator via a dedicated smartphone app. Everything can be monitored on your smartphone. read more

Sinterit Lisa review, Best Desktop SLS 3D Printer

The SLS technology offers several benefits over FFF/FDM printing: Machines like these deliver stunning results, let you use a variety of standard industrial materials, don’t need any support structures, print multiple parts at once, and give you total freedom of form while designing. Therefore, SLS printers are the natural choice for Additive Manufacturing professionals.

  • Build Volume (mm)90 x 110 x 130 mm
  • MaterialsPolyamide (Nylon), PA12, Flexible
  • Min Layer Height (microns)75
  • ConnectivityUSB, Wifi
  • TechnologySLS
  • Filament Diameter
  • Open SourceNo
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialNo
  • Heated Platform
  • Printing Speed

The Sinterit Lisa also delivers industrial-grade performance for a great price. The compact Polish powerhouse is capable of 3D printing functional prototypes and end-use parts. Be aware that despite the low cost and intuitive interface, the Sinterit Lisa still requires more work and production-savvy skills than your average FDM printer. read more

Formlabs Form 2 review, Best SLA/DLP 3D Printer review,

The Formlabs Form 2 is underpinned by stereolithographic (SLA) technology and is perhaps the very best 3D printer in its category and price bracket. SLA works by curing resin in a tank with a high powered laser that draws each layer, providing solid objects with exceptional levels of detail.

  • Build Volume (mm)145 x 145 x 175
  • MaterialsResin
  • Min Layer Height (microns)25
  • ConnectivityUSB, Wifi, Ethernet
  • TechnologySLA
  • Filament Diameter
  • Open SourceNo
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes

This premium device is equipped with a peeling mechanism, a heated tank, a touchscreen display, wireless controls, and an automated resin system. It also has some cleverly designed software to make fabricating models as painless as possible, the user experience is unparalleled, and the customer support is well established. read more

Creality CR-10 review, Best 3D Printer Under $500

The Creality CR-10 is rather basic, with an open-face frame with a heated bed, SD card reader, and LCD controls with an external power brick. At the end of our testing, we became quite fond of this machine. There’s something alluring about the possibilities that a big print volume presents. And when that kind of excitement is backed up by a printer that outputs high-quality prints, well that’s just pretty darn special.

  • Build Volume (mm)300 x 300 x 400
  • MaterialsABS, PLA, HIPS, PETG, Nylon, Exotics
  • Min Layer Height (microns)50
  • ConnectivityUSB, SD Card, Wifi
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter1.75 mm
  • Open SourceSoftware
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes
  • Printing Speed

Creality CR-10 has caused a bit of a stir in the wider 3D printing community. The key metric that brings it home is the price-to-volume ratio. As in, this is a budget FDM machine with a massive build space of 300 x 300 x 400. Further upgrades can push out the capacity to 500 x 500 x 500mm. That’s half a meter cubed! That alone makes it worth an award for the Best 3D Printer under $500. read more

Original Prusa i3 MK3 Kit review, Best 3D Printer Kit 2018

When building a kit printer, the tantamount consideration is the quality of the supporting documentation. You require clear, consistent, annotated step-by-step guidance. And when something goes wrong, you need to know where to turn and who to ask.

  • Build Volume (mm)250 x 210 x 200
  • MaterialsABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, PETG, Nylon, Exotics
  • Min Layer Height (microns)50
  • ConnectivityUSB, SD card
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter1.75mm
  • Open SourceHardware & Software
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes

Who it’s for: Curious folks who want to learn everything they can about the wonderful world of 3D printing, down to the nitty-gritty of every single nut and bolt.

Why you should buy it: This is the best 3D printer kit on the market, with super-detailed assembly instructions and a manageable build-time. read more

Monoprice Maker Select V2 review, Best 3D Printer Under $300

You’ll get a compact, sturdy machine with a narrow set of features, but within those parameters, it performs exceedingly well.

  • Build Volume (mm)200 x 200 x 180
  • MaterialsABS, PLA, Exotic
  • Min Layer Height (microns)100
  • ConnectivitySD Card, USB
  • TechnologyFDM
  • Filament Diameter1.75 mm
  • Open SourceSoftware
  • Compatible with 3rd Party MaterialYes
  • Heated PlatformYes
  • Printing Speed55 mm/s

In 2017, the Best 3D Printer under $300 category became quite crowded. Sure, there’s no shortage of decent Chinese Prusa i3 clones – and some are very reasonably priced. Still, if you are looking for the best 3D printer in the low budget category, you want a machine that balances the drawbacks of affordable components with printing quality and reliability.

Thankfully, US-based seller Monoprice offers some great 3D printers in this category. For the Winter 2017 award in this category, we picked the Monoprice Select Mini V2, which costs only $250. For only $50 more, you’ll get an even better machine with a much bigger printing bed volume – the Monoprice Maker Select V2. It is based on the same blueprints as the Wanhao Duplicator i3. Like the Mini, it comes preassembled. read more