Top Ten 3D Printers Buying Guide!
As everyone knows I love 3d modeling. 3D printing however has really taken the world by storm. Whoever could have guessed that you could model something on a computer then a device could literally print it out for you?
Welcome to 3d printing!
One day I walked into my local jewelry store and a friend of mine took me into the back room and showed me their 3D printing. As a well known 3D artist in the the local area, I had to say I was impressed. Very impressed. I just think it’s so cool that you can print out 3d models.
I went to Amazon and ran a search, here’s what I came up with:
FlashForge 3D Printer – This is Amazon’s featured product. Running at $1,199.00 it has 24 5 Star reviews! It’s worth taking a look at if your interested in buying a new 3D printer! This printer prints objects in 2 colors.
Makerbot Replicator 2 – This 3d Printer is going for $2,199.00. It’s a bit more expensive than the FlashForge, however it seems to have a lot more features. I guess you get what you pay for! Comes with FREE software that preps your file for printing in just seconds!
Afinia 3D Printer H-Series – This 3d printer is on sale for $1,599.00. This product has 10 5 star ratings, and weighs in at just under 11 lbs. The reviews claim to have great warranties.
Cubify Cube 3D Printer Second Generation – This printer costs $1,299.00. This is a very small 3d printer, and according to amazon reviews is only capable of medium quality prints.
3D Touch 3D CAD Printer with Turbo CAD Pro 19 – The reviews say this is not an entry level 3D printer, so newbies beware.
Airwolf 3D Printer AW3D – This printer costs $2,399 and has a single 5 star rating, with 0 negative reviews. Worth taking a look at.
Mbot Cube 3D Printer Dual Head – Only has a 3 Star Rating
Jet – Open Source 3D Printer – I think it’s an interesting concept that a 3d printer is open source. I’m assuming that means you can modify the programs it comes with. If you are a programmer this could be invaluable for adding functionality through software.
Cubify CubeX 3D Printer – Stylish and sleek, this 3d printer runs at $2,499.00. It weights in at 79 lbs.
And finally, the most expensive 3d Printer:
Cubify CubeX Trio 3D Printer – $3,999.00 This product says you can print as big as a basketball! You can print in up to 18 different colors and includes design software. This 3d printer contains advanced settings to make for professional quality prints.
Of course, I’ve included a video on 3D printing as well.
This video shows some of what you can create with a 3d printer.