3D Printing

The following is an impartial list of the top ten 3D printers based on average ratings spread out across multiple networks. We take a bulk data analysis approach to formulating our review. The most popular comments and concerns are listed as such.

With 3D printing you can start making products from the comfort of your own home. All that’s required is a batch of 3D printing filament. It is a form of self-autonomous manufacturing, scaled down to fit on your desk or table. Printable objects range from toy figurines to household appliances, tools, survival gear and more.

3D printers work by heating up plastic filament and extruding the melted byproduct in layers. The printing arm is guided to adjust it’s height and position based on a CAD file that you can download from one of several open source websites. After the liquid dries on the printing plate you’re left with a solid product.

The 3D printing market is expected to grow 27.31% between 2018 and 2023. Along with growth comes better design and higher quality material to work with, so the sooner you learn how to use one the better prepared you’ll be moving forward, as 3D printers continue to replace contemporary manufacturing.

 

#1. QIDI X-Pro

850$

Average Rating across Website: 4.7/5

  • Quick to assemble as documentation is great
  • Easy Calibration
  • Superb customer service & technical support
  • Noisy fans
  • WiFi does not work with Mac
  • Printing bed could have been bigger

 

#2. QIDI 3DP-QDA16-01 Desktop Dual Extruder

678$

Average Rating across Website: 4.5/5

  • QIDI support is exceptional
  • Very easy to install
  • Excellent print quality
  • Leveling the build plate can be a slight bit of a challenge
  • There is poor documentation on this product
  • No specific software for the printer, have to use other software

 

#3. Flash Forge Creator Pro

750-1000$

Average Rating across Website: 4.4/5

  • Great customer support
  • Solid build, sturdy metal frame and solid aluminum build plate
  • Highly customizable print settings
  • Requires some assembly when you get it
  • The software can be difficult to use
  • Misalignment of nozzles

 

#4. Bibo

742-839$

Average Rating across Website: 4.4/5

  • The filament run out sensor works great
  • The pause and resume work wonderfully and works great
  • Prints are fantastic, especially for the price of the printer
  • This printer is definitely not for beginners
  • Expensive
  • No online forums

 

#5. Sindoh 3D WOX

825-1300$

Average Rating across Website: 4.3/5

  • Worth the price
  • Very professional quality & feel to it 
  • Easy to use
  • Difficult to print ABS correctly
  • Customer service could be better
  • Cannot use third-party filament

 

#6. Dremel DigiLab XD20

$600-1158

Average Rating across Website: 4.2/5

  • Great customer service
  • Great for beginners, tinkerers & hobbyists.
  • Easy to use, awesome prints!
  • Dremel3D slicing software does not have any sort of support structure generation
  • Gears feeding the filament sometimes jam
  • Cannot use third-party filaments

 

#7. Flash Forge “Finder”

300-435$

Average Rating across Website: 4.1/5

  • Great for beginners
  • Great Print Quality. Can Print detailed and intricate objects
  • Easy to use printer
  • Intuitive bed leveling” is not precise
  • Doesn’t last as long as others
  • Customer support is not great

 

#8. JGAURORA

200$

Average Rating across Website: 4/5

  • The perfect printer for beginner/intermediate/expert at this price
  • Awesome quality
  • Great customer service
  • Instructions could be better
  • Difficulty in printing with ABS thermoplastic polymer
  • Be careful with wires, watch out for electrical shock

 

#9. Stanley Model 1

1300$

Average Rating across Website: 4/5

  • User-friendly 3D printing experience
  • Easy setup
  • Changing filament is as easy as removing one cartridge and inserting another
  • Currently limited material options available
  • Cannot use third-party filament
  • Leveling the platform can be difficult

 

#10. Robo R2

1500$

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Average Rating across Website: 3.9/5

  • The print quality is nice and the setup is nice and easy out of box
  • Technical help and service was fantastic
  • It has a large print volume and a removable build plate
  • Major Quality control issues
  • Overpriced
  • Unreliable quality

 

#11. LulzBot TAZ 6

2500-3808$

Average Rating across Website: 3.9/5

  • Customer Support is Amazing
  • Printer is Easy to use
  • Setting up the printer is super easy
  • Z-Axis sometimes goes out of alignment
  • Bed adhesion can be an issue
  • Bed temperature is not uniform across the bed

 

#12. Hictop Creality CR-10

419-439$

Average Rating across Website: 3.8/5

  • Easy to put together
  • Value for money
  • Large print volume
  • Poor customer service
  • Leveling the bed can be difficult
  • Lookout for delivery damages

 

Robo R1 + ABS/PLA

500$

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Average Rating across Website: 3.6/5

  • Value for money
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Auto-bed leveling is good
  • Loud noise from the fans since it is an open air printer
  • Some functional issues develop over time
  • Customer support is poor

 

Monoprice Select Mini

145-400$

Average Rating across Website: 3.6/5

  • Must have for beginners. Perfect gift for students
  • Very clean and sleek design, looks beautiful on a work desk.
  • Light weight
  • Bed takes a bit of time to heat up
  • Poor Customer support
  • Unreliable over time. Multiple issues crop up

 

Monoprice Maker Select

270-315$

Average Rating across Website: 3.5/5

  • Printer is very well built with a solid metal frame
  • Ready to print right out of the box
  • Runs well even for longer durations
  • Leveling the build plate can be bit of a challenge
  • Fans are really loud
  • No dedicated/proprietary software

 

Anet A8

171-200$

Average Rating across Website: 3.5/5

  • Assembly documentation was a perfect match for product
  • Decent 3D printer for the low price
  • Can be easily modified
  • Good to start 3D printing
  • Getting the perfect print takes time and patience
  • No documentation on how to use auto-bed leveling
  • Manual calibration can be a pain

 

New Matter Mod-t Desktop

218-989$

Average Rating across Website: 3.4/5

  • High quality output and user friendly operation
  • Great for schools or home use
  • Easy to set up and use!
  • Company no longer in operation
  • WiFi interface is inconsistent
  • Not easy to track down configuration files/settings for popular slicing software