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The Best Cheap 3D Printers for 2022

While we'd hesitate to call 3D printing a mature technology, you might say it has reached its teenage years. Through their first decade-and-change, 3D printers have come down in price, grown easier to set up and operate, and become more reliable. And you may pay less than you expect: Many once-high-end features have migrated down to inexpensive models.

PC Labs has been reviewing 3D printers since 2013. Today, the state of 3D printing is strong, but that wasn’t always the case. For the first several years, it was often an adventure getting one of these printers up and running, let alone successfully through our testing regimen. Issues with filament-based—aka fused filament fabrication (FFF) or fused deposition modeling (FDM)—printers were abundant.

Filament feeders had to be coaxed into delivering filament from the spool to the extruder. Print beds had to be manually aligned. The extruder or hot end had to be positioned just right to minimize the gap between the nozzle and the build plate (the flat surface on which the object is printed). Objects frequently stuck to the build plate, and required careful, sometimes unsuccessful, efforts to pry them off. These and other issues required painstaking effort to resolve, often combined with calls to tech support.

Not so much anymore. While they can still be rebellious at times, 3D printers have grown up a lot, and achieving the 3D printer basics has gotten a lot less likely to end in a shouting match over small things. And they've gotten a lot more affordable, too, for curious DIY-ers and hobbyists to try.

If you're in the market for a beginner or low-cost 3D printer, it's important to know how lower-end models differ. Read on for mini-reviews of the top budget 3D printers we've tested. After that, we go into more detail on understanding the 3D printer specs and tech relevant to beginning buyers. Ready to take the plunge? Read on.

More About Our Picks

Original Prusa Mini

4.5 Outstanding

Best Overall Budget 3D Printer

Bottom Line:

It requires assembly and calibration care (plus shipping from the Czech Republic), but the Original Prusa Mini is a compact, open-frame 3D printer that consistently produces superb-quality output for a great price.


  • Top-notch object quality
  • Supports a variety of filament types
  • Useful, professionally printed user guide
  • Great support resources
  • Versatile, user-friendly software


  • First-layer calibration can be tricky
  • Only includes starter packets of filament
  • Requires monitoring if young children or pets are around

Read Our Original Prusa Mini Review

XYZprinting da Vinci Mini

4.0 Excellent

Best Budget 3D Printer for Schools, Community Centers

Bottom Line:

The XYZprinting da Vinci Mini is a consumer-oriented 3D printer that provides a winning combination of low price, ease of setup and use, solid print quality, and smooth, misprint-free operation.


  • Very low price.
  • Reasonably priced filament.
  • Good print quality.
  • No misprints in testing.
  • Easy setup and operation.
  • Quiet.
  • Prints over a USB or Wi-Fi connection.


  • Occasional problems in trying to launch prints.
  • Removing printed objects from the print bed is sometimes tricky.

Read Our XYZprinting da Vinci Mini Review

Toybox 3D Printer

4.0 Excellent

Best Budget 3D Printer for Children

Bottom Line:

The Toybox 3D Printer works well as a model designed for children, offering reliable printing from a browser or mobile device and a few thousand toys to print, plus creative options to output drawings or photos. Just bear in mind the tiny build area.


  • Reliable, misprint-free printing
  • Easy setup
  • One-touch operation
  • Well-composed help resources
  • Access to more than 2,000 printable toys and projects
  • Lets you create your own printable designs


  • Tiny build area
  • Not ideal for importing 3D files created elsewhere

Read Our Toybox 3D Printer Review

Monoprice Mini Delta V2 3D Printer

4. 0 Excellent

Best Budget 3D Printer for Beginners, Non-Techies

Bottom Line:

3D printing gurus will be intrigued by the Monoprice Mini Delta V2's use of the delta rather than Cartesian coordinate system, but beginners will just enjoy its low price, ease of use, and speedy printing.


  • Sub-$200 price
  • Quick, nearly misprint-free printing
  • Easy setup and operation
  • Sturdy steel-and-aluminum frame
  • Supports multiple filament types


  • Tiny build area
  • So-so print quality
  • Mere one-year warranty

Read Our Monoprice Mini Delta V2 3D Printer Review

Anycubic i3 Mega S

3.5 Good

Best Budget 3D Printer With an Open Design, Big Build Area

Bottom Line:

The Anycubic i3 Mega S, an inexpensive open-frame 3D printer, produced decent-quality prints in our testing. To get the most out of it, though, may require precise calibration.


  • Modestly priced
  • Large build area for an inexpensive printer
  • Supports a variety of filament types
  • Generally solid print quality
  • Uses well-known Cura software


  • Finicky print-platform alignment
  • Supported coils of filament are small
  • Poorly placed spool holder

Read Our Anycubic i3 Mega S Review

Anycubic Vyper

3.5 Good

Best Budget 3D Printer for the Biggest Build Area Possible

Bottom Line:

Anycubic's modestly priced Vyper whips up large 3D prints on its open-frame design, and provides automatic print-bed leveling. Just know that some minor assembly is required—and printed objects may require a bit of cleanup.


  • Relatively large build area
  • Automatic bed leveling
  • Simple assembly


  • Short (one-year) warranty
  • Includes only a small starter filament coil
  • Using Cura software with the Vyper requires tweaking a couple of settings
  • Test prints showed some "hairy" filament residue

Read Our Anycubic Vyper Review

Creality Ender-3 V2

3. 5 Good

Best Budget 3D Printer for Tinkerers and DIY Types

Bottom Line:

Hands-on tweaking defines Creality's budget-price Ender-3 V2, an open-frame 3D printer that you build from a kit. It produces generally above-par prints, but its print bed can be tricky to keep leveled.


  • Inexpensive
  • Slightly above-average print quality
  • Good-size build area for its price
  • Supports several filament types


  • Manual print-bed leveling can be tricky
  • Setup instructions could be deeper, more legible
  • Questionable quality control on some parts

Read Our Creality Ender-3 V2 Review

Flashforge Finder 3D Printer

3.5 Good

Best 3D Printer for the Very Tightest Budgets

Bottom Line:

The Flashforge Finder 3D Printer is moderately priced and offers good print quality, but it proved tricky to get up and running in our tests.


  • Quiet.
  • Good print quality.
  • Connects via USB 2.0 cable, USB thumb drive, or Wi-Fi.
  • Reasonably priced.


  • Some objects pulled off the platform during testing.
  • Poor documentation.
  • Modest build volume.
  • Limited to printing with polylactic acid filament (PLA).

Read Our Flashforge Finder 3D Printer Review

Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer

3.5 Good

Best Budget 3D Printer for Dabbling in Small Objects

Bottom Line:

The Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer is a compact, stylish 3D printer with above-par overall print quality, but, alas, a tiny build area for the money.


  • Small, lightweight for a desktop 3D printer.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Supports PLA, PETG, and wood composite filaments.
  • Multiple-color support.
  • Wi-Fi camera monitors print jobs.
  • Prints from USB drives, SD cards, or mobile devices.


  • High price for its capabilities.
  • Small build area.
  • Too-brief warranty.

Read Our Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer Review

XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 A Pro

3.5 Good

Best Budget 3D Printer With Closed Design, Roomy Build Area

Bottom Line:

The XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 A Pro is a moderately priced closed-frame 3D printer with a large build volume and overall good performance, but a potentially balky filament-feeding system.


  • Spacious build area
  • Works with third-party filaments
  • Self-leveling print bed


  • Build plate is not heated
  • Limited to PLA- and PETG-based filaments
  • Guide tube is prone to detaching

Read Our XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 A Pro Review

Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer

3. 0 Average

Best Budget 3D Printer for Cheap Filament

Bottom Line:

The Monoprice Voxel is an under-$400 3D printer that's easy to set up and use. It exhibits generally good print quality, but it was unable to print two of our test objects.


  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Budget price for printer and filament spools.
  • Supports PLA, ABS, and several composite filament types.
  • Versatile software.
  • Prints over Ethernet or Wi-Fi, or from a USB thumb drive.


  • Frequent misprints on certain test objects.
  • Slightly balky touch screen.

Read Our Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer Review

How to Buy a Cheap 3D Printer

The biggest changes to 3D printers over the last few years have come to the cheaper models. Nowadays, many of those classic, ornery 3D-printing issues have been resolved (most of the time, anyway), even for consumer and bargain-priced 3D printers. Automatic print-bed leveling is the norm, and you can usually remove 3D-printed objects from heated and/or flexible build plates with a minimum of coaxing. And most 3D printer manufacturers have either developed and refined their own software, or have adapted an open-source printing platform such as Cura(Opens in a new window).

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What separates more expensive 3D printers from cheap ones ("cheap" defined as $500 or less, for the purposes of this article) is often a select group of features. These include the build volume, the type of frame, the varieties of supported filament, the software, and the connectivity mix. Let's run through those in turn.

What's the Right Build Volume for a 3D Printer?

A 3D printer’s build volume is the maximum dimensions (HWD) of a part that it can print. (We say “a part” because a 3D-printed object can consist of multiple parts that are printed, then glued or otherwise pieced together. ) While the smallest build volume of any 3D printer we have tested is 3.9 by 3.9 by 4.9 inches, we consider any build volume smaller than 6 by 6 by 6 inches to be small, any between that and 10 by 10 by 10 inches as medium, and any printer with at least one build dimension of more than 10 inches as having a large build volume.

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As a general rule, inexpensive 3D printers have small build volumes, while more expensive ones have larger build volumes. This depends in part on the type of printer. Closed-frame 3D printers—and most semi-open models, which have a rigid top, base, and sides but are open in front and, often, back—tend to have small build volumes, while open-frame printers, lacking as rigid a physical structure, often have relatively large build volumes for the price. You'll want to weigh the build volume against the kinds of objects you will print.

Should I Get an Open-Frame or Closed-Frame 3D Printer?

Which brings us to the frame "form factor" question: open-frame versus closed-frame. Closed-frame 3D printers are boxlike devices, with a rigid base, walls (with a see-through door in front), and top. Among their advantages? They muffle the operating noise, as well as reduce the odor from melted filament (which is potentially an issue with ABS plastic), and they provide some protection for people or pets who might inadvertently touch the hot extruder. A downside: They tend to have smaller build volumes than open-frame 3D printers, which have fewer (often, no) walls to constrict them.

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Low-cost 3D printers include both open-frame and closed-frame models, as well as a few stereolithography printers. If a relatively large build volume is a priority, you’re likely to get more bang for the buck with an open-frame model. Open-frames do have some clear downsides by definition: They tend to be noisy, emit odors when certain plastics are melted, and provide little protection for someone who might touch the hot extruder.

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Also, recognize some potential negatives of open frames, depending on the model. Some require assembly, being essentially kits, and most require more setup care than a closed-frame printer, plus more maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Still, these very traits should not deter—and may even appeal to—hobbyists and DIY folks.

What Should I Look for in 3D Printer Software and Connectivity?

Gone are the days when tinkerers had to cobble together several different programs to get a 3D printer to run. Manufacturers either include their own 3D printing program or modify an existing platform such as the open-source Cura.

3D printing software performs three main functions: processing an object file (resizing, moving, rotating, and in some cases duplicating it), slicing it (into virtual layers, based on your chosen resolution), and printing it. These are almost universally combined into a seamless process. Some high-end printers have software that supports a wider range of settings you can tweak, but even the basic suites work at least reasonably well.

More likely to vary among the cheaper set is the array of connection options from model to model. Nearly all have a USB Type-A port to fit a thumb drive for printing from document files. Most also have a USB Type-B port for connecting directly to a computer, and some offer Wi-Fi, too (or as an alternative), while a handful let you connect via Ethernet to share the printer across a local network.

Some printers support storing 3D files on an SD or microSD card (which may also contain the printer’s system files). Most 3D printer manufacturers (even the discount ones) have a mobile app to launch and monitor print jobs, and a few provide access to cloud services from which you can print.

While high-end 3D printers tend to have an abundance of connection choices, discount models vary widely in their choices. Some are generous and some are basic, so it pays to assess what a given model offers.

What Should I Look for in Filament Support?

Filament support tends to be a key area that separates the cheaper models from the higher-end ones. (See our guide to understanding 3D printing filaments for more particulars.) Inexpensive 3D printers tend to support a limited number of plastic filament types, some of them only PLA and/or ABS.

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PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable, plant-based polymer, while ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is the same tough plastic that Legos are made from. Objects printed from ABS are durable and nontoxic, though the material can be tricky to work with. ABS can emit an acrid, unpleasant odor during printing, and the bottom corners of objects being printed with it have a tendency to curl upward a bit, especially if you are using a non-heated print bed. This can lead to unsightly prints, and/or prints prematurely pulling off the build plate, ruining them.

Many entry-level and low-price 3D printers stick exclusively to PLA. If you want to experiment with a larger variety of filaments—which include water-soluble filament, wood- and metal-laced composites, and both tough and flexible varieties—you may have to pay more, although a few discount models support a wide range of materials.

Should I Consider a 3D Printing Pen Instead?

Although they aren’t printers per se, inexpensive 3D pens are close kin to 3D printers—using the same filament types and a similar extrusion system—and we include them in the 3D printing category. Rather than tracing out a programmed pattern, you use the 3D pen much like a normal pen, except that you draw with molten plastic. You can trace a pattern or draw freehand, and even draw in three dimensions as the plastic quickly solidifies and hardens once extruded.

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Most 3D pens cost less than $100, and some cost $50 or less. At a glance, 3D pens may appear to be toys, but some artists and craftspeople have taken to them, as it is possible to make quite complicated and beautiful objects with them. If your aim in 3D printing is something closer to freehand design and free expression than computer-centric, structured, and repeatable output, you might give one a try.

So, What Is the Best Cheap 3D Printer to Buy?

Buying a budget 3D printer needn’t mean a world of sacrifice. Plenty of capable and reliable models sell at less than $500, and while they may not be as feature-rich as their more expensive cousins, there's no sense in paying for things you don’t need.

Many casual 3D-printing experimenters will be fine with printing over a USB cable or from a thumb drive, and sticking to PLA may be the best choice for a starter 3D printer. If you focus just on the features you want, you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find. Below, check out a spec breakdown of the best under-$500 3D printers we have reviewed, paralleling our picks above. Also, for a look at the broader market, see our guide to our favorite 3D printers overall.

Best 3D Printer for 2022

In the last few years, 3D printing has crossed a rubicon into the mainstream consciousness. Schools and libraries often have 3D printers, and the barrier to entry for hobbyists is lower than ever, with inexpensive machines offering excellent out-of-the-box results.

Because 3D printing technology has come a long way in recent years, I've doubled down on being creative and gotten into 3D scanning and laser cutting as well, which lets you sculpt real-world designs from leather and wood. Advanced printers are also using resin machines that create amazingly detailed prints. 

Current 3D printers, which range from affordable (under $300) to high-end (over $4,000), are great gifts for a creative person in your life. Even better, they're great for you to craft your own personalized designs if you're looking to open an Etsy shop or something similar. 

These models by Fotis Mint are extremely detailed.

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We've taken a deep dive into many of the best 3D printers available today. This list includes both small and large 3D printers, with attention paid to print speed, the size of the build plate, the cost of PLA filament, the kind of print head included and other important details. And once you've decided to take the plunge into additive manufacturing -- that's what 3D printing essentially is -- there's an FAQ below.

Our top picks

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Creality Ender-3 S1

Best step-up starter printer

I'd avoided Ender-3 printers for a long while, because they came in kit form and required many hours of assembly, setup and fine-tuning to use. For just a little more than the kit versions, the newer Ender-3 S1 comes nearly fully preassembled, and with high-end features like a direct drive extruder and self-leveling bed. 

Print quality even out-of-the-box was excellent, although a lot of that comes down to having good models to work from. I'd love it to have a touchscreen and Wi-Fi, but apart form those missing features, this is a great way to get polished results from a $400 3D printer. 

Read our Creality Ender-3 S1 review. 

$399 at Amazon

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Anycubic Vyper

Best for out-of-the-box printing

The Anycubic Vyper FDM printer attempts to be both an affordable 3D printer and easy to use. It's a tricky needle to thread. Plenty of 3D printers offer automatic bed leveling and calibration to make sure prints come out even and firmly anchored to the print bed. This, however, is the first time I've seen a 3D printer run its bed leveling once, with zero manual input from me, and be totally good to go. I printed a 3D test file from the included SD card within minutes of powering on, and I've never seen a first print from a 3D printer come out so perfectly.

Read our Anycubic Vyper review.

$319 at Anycubic

$490 at Amazon


Anycubic Kobra Max

Best to make big projects easily

The Anycubic Kobra Max earned a 9 out of 10 in our recent review, in large part because it's one of the most enjoyable printers I've used in years. The build area is large enough to print entire helmets for cosplay, and the auto-bed-leveling system makes setting the machine up a breeze. The Kobra Max is the best choice for a large build area printer, bar none. --James Bricknell

Read our Anycubic Kobra review. 

$549 at Anycubic

Entry-level 3D printers

Prusa Research

Prusa Mini Plus

Small but mighty

The Mini Plus is one of the best small-footprint printers you can buy. It has everything you would expect from a Prusa machine: Auto bed leveling, crash detection and great print quality, all for under $450. Building it with my son gave us a lot of good insights into how a 3D printer works, and potentially how to fix one.

$429 at Prusa Research

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Anycubic Mono

Best inexpensive resin 3D printer

Resin printers are the next step up in rapid prototyping design technology when you want your printing to look as high quality as possible. Just be warned: The liquid resin is harder to work with, and it requires both good ventilation and a portable UV light to properly cure. This model is extremely popular with board game hobbyists who want to print pro-looking miniatures, and sometimes you'll see it fall in price. Note that you can save $20 at Amazon by activating the instant coupon on the product page.

$189 at Anycubic

$250 at Amazon

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Monoprice Mini Delta V2

Best for tiny desks

I had high hopes for this dirt-cheap 3D printer with a tiny footprint. It's usually under $200 and requires no additional assembly. And I do like it, but it's for a specific audience. This is not the great low-cost entry-level printer I was hoping for. It required some tweaking and troubleshooting to get up and running. The included microSD card was so cheap and corrupted it never worked, the built-in Wi-Fi was never able to connect to my network, and the machine's arms got caught on some poorly installed plastic wire covers (I just ripped the paper-thin covers off). 

But once I had all the problems ironed out, it was a reliable little machine for quick jobs. It would make a great second 3D printer, or if you need to fit one into a small space. I especially liked the auto-leveling, which worked well, and the color touchscreen, which is a feature that often gets chopped from low-cost models. If you're willing to put a little effort into getting it set up correctly, it's a great printer for the price.

$153 at Amazon

Midrange 3D printers


Anycubic Photon Mono X

Best for mass-produced gaming minis

Standard resin printers are fine if you want to print small items or miniatures. For more oversized cosplay items, practical models or collections of gaming miniatures, you're going to need a bigger build area.

Enter the Anycubic Mono X, a resin printer that solves that issue by having a build plate nearly three times bigger than the standard Anycubic models. For example, I managed to print the entire blade of a Dune Crysknife, something that would have needed to be split into three parts if it wasn't for the extra build volume.

The Mono X also prints at insane speeds. Because resin prints the entire layer in one shot, they tend to be quicker than traditional FDM printers in the first place, but the Mono X takes this to the extreme with layers printing in as little as 1 second. It's incredible to watch. --James Bricknell 

It's still cheaper to shop at Anycubic directly, but you can save $110 at Amazon by activating the instant coupon on the product page. 

$349 at Anycubic

$660 at Amazon

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Flashforge Adventurer 4

Best 3D printer for ease of use

The Flashforge Adventurer 3 has long been one of CNET's favorite midprice 3D printers. The updated Adventurer 4 brings a handful of iterative improvements that make for a winning evolution. The Adventurer 4 is a fully enclosed unit, which helps control the temperature and block drafts. The build area is 220 by 200 by 250mm, and it has a system for easily swapping out nozzles -- all good features to have in a mid-level to high-end printer. 

$849 at Amazon

High-end and professional 3D printers


Creality CR-30

Best for small biz or pro cosplayers

A word of warning; the CR-30 is not for the beginners out there. It is a complicated machine, and you will need some 3D-printing knowledge to really get the hang of it. It's also a very different beast, and instead of printing on a static-sized build plate, it uses a conveyor belt to create an "endless Z-axis." That lets you print very long things or lots of things over and over again.

If you are a cosplayer looking to make weapons or large armor pieces, the CR-30 gives you a lot of room to create. I've managed to print Squall's Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII as well as the Whisper of the Worm from Destiny 2 (both were printed in two halves and attached together). It's great for small businesses looking to mass-produce small parts, and with just two CR-30s you could create a small empire on Etsy or Shopify. --James Bricknell

$1,100 at Crealty

$1,100 at Amazon

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Glowforge 3D Laser Cutter

Best for woodworkers

I can't begin to tell you how much I love the Glowforge. Laser cutters can create projects from wood, leather, lucite and other materials, making it an interesting creation alternative to filament-based 3D printers. Even better, what would take a 3D printer hours to do takes just minutes in the Glowforge.

With it, I've created laser-etched LED lights, birch wood tool caddies, and even a three-tier box for my Nespresso sleeves. There's a robust community of makers creating and sharing files, but pretty much any line drawing you can create in something like Adobe Illustrator can be turned into a project. 

The software is all cloud-based, which adds a layer of complication (you need internet service to use it), but the ability to create amazing gifts and more from simple 0.125-inch or 0.25-inch cheap plywood is pretty empowering. 

See some of my laser cutter projects (and download my SVG files) here. 

$3,995 at Glowforge (Glowforge Basic)

$4,995 at Glowforge (Glowforge Plus)

3D Scanners


Revopoint Pop 2

Incredible details

While the software has a pretty steep learning curve, the end result is extremely detailed. I've really enjoyed using the handheld version to scan larger models while the included turntable makes scanning smaller objects a breeze. If you are looking for a professional-grade scanner and can spend some time on the software, the Pop 2 is a great choice.

$800 at Amazon

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SOL Desktop Laser 3D Scanner

Best 3D scanner for easy replicas

Recreate pretty much anything by putting it on this 3D scanner, where a rotating base and built-in camera create a 360-degree copy, which is then editable in any 3D program and printable on your 3D printer. Simply scan the object, import the scan into your slicing software for cleanup, and print. The included software alerts you of next steps in the printing process with either sound or texts. Scan quality and print resolution are great, and setup is easy, although you might want to clean up your 3D model a bit in a 3D software app after.  

$614 at Amazon

3D printing FAQs

What material should I use to print with?

Most home 3D printers use PLA or ABS plastic. Professional printers can use all sorts of materials, from metal to organic filament. Some printers use a liquid resin, which is much more difficult to handle. As a beginner, use PLA. It's nontoxic, made mostly of cornstarch and sugarcane, handles easily and is inexpensive. However, it's more sensitive to heat, so don't leave your 3D prints on the dashboard of a car on a hot day. 

Which brand of PLA is best?

Generally speaking, Hatchbox has never let me down and runs about $25 for a full 1kg spool on Amazon. Some of the printers I tested only accommodate narrower 0.5kg spools. In those cases, I sometimes used a larger Hatchbox roll with a separate spool-holder. Other times, I had good luck with AIO Robotics 0.5kg spools, which are a little more expensive, at $14 for 0.5kg. Amazon Basics and Monoprice can also be good, but for any brand, weird colors like metallic or glow-in-the-dark filament can be hit-or-miss. Note that a 1kg roll prints a lot of stuff. 

What settings should I use?

Most 3D printers include or link to recommended software, which can handle converting 3D STL or other files into formats supported by the printer. Stick with the suggested presets to start, with one exception. I've started adding a raft, or bottom layer of filament, to nearly everything I print. It has cut down dramatically on prints that don't adhere to the bed properly, which is a common issue. If you continue to have problems, rub a standard glue stick on the print bed right before printing.

What are supports?

Your 3D models probably need some help to print properly, as these printers don't do well with big overhangs -- for example, an arm sticking out from a figure. Your 3D printer software can usually automatically calculate and add supports, meaning little stands that hold up all those sticking-out parts of the model. After the print is done, clip the supports off with micro cutters and file down any nubs or rough edges with hobby files.  

Where do I find things to print?

Thingiverse.com is a huge online repository of 3D files for anything and everything you can think of. Pokemon chess set? It's there. Dyson vacuum wall mount? You bet.

When you're ready to create your own designs, there are a ton of software packages to choose from, but it's easiest to start with the browser-based free TinkerCad app from Autodesk. 

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TOP 30 best 3D printer with aliexpress │ 2022 models

1 Overview of the best 3D printers 2022

1. 1 Ender-3 Pro

1.2 Longer LK4 Pro

1.3 Elegoo Saturn Msla-budgetary photopolitan printer

1.4 Tronxy XY-3 PRO FDM

1.5 Qidi Tech X Plus

1.6 Artillery Sidewinder X1 SW-X1

1.7 ANET A6 & A8

1.8 Flsun QQ S PRO

.900 K030003

1.10 Anycubic Photon

1.11 Anycubic Photon Mono

1.12 Anycubic Mega S

2 Choice

2.1 ARTILERYX1 SW-X1-Large Square 9000 2.2 Creativity 3D NEW ENEW ENEW ENDER-3 PRO/ENDERS

2.3 Artillery Genius - print quality

3 Budget 3D printers

3.1 Longer Orange10 3DPrinter - printing with photopolymer resin.

3.2 KingroonDiy KP3S Powerful

3.3 Longer LK4 3D Printer - large display

3.4 Anet ET4 Pro TMC2208 - quiet

3.5 Easythreed Nano 3DDYJ-2A001 - compact use

4.1 GeeTech A10M

4.2 Flsun QQ S Pro Delta Kossel

4.3 Tronxy X5SA 24V

4.4 Jg Maker A5S

4.5 Ender 3D PRINTER


10 Buying a budget 3D printer on Aliexpress

11 Brief instructions on how to assemble a 3D printer from AliExpress

12 Conclusion

Review of the best 3D printers in 2022

7 models got into the TOP.

Ender-3 Pro V2

print: 80-180 mm/s
Area size: 220*220*250 mm
Print accuracy: +- 0.1 mm
Materials: PLA, ABS, TPU

Rating of the best 3D printers from Aliexpress opens Ender-3 Pro. This model from China weighs 6.9kg, it is capable of printing at speeds ranging from 80mm/s to 180mm/s, while printing accuracy is plus/minus 0.1mm. It is worth saying that for the cost of this model of equipment, these are excellent indicators. The size of the printing area is 220*220*250mm, which is enough for the production of souvenirs, parts, and other things. Ender-3 Pro supports the following materials: PLA, ABS, TPU. You can work offline using an SD card, you can connect to a computer and print online.

Added power failure recovery mode. For work with flexible materials, a narrow filament channel is available, which facilitates the work with flexible materials. Produces great results when testing in Autodesk Kickstarter.

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Print speed: 60-80mm/h
Area size: 220x220x250mm
Printing accuracy: 90. 02-0.1mm 3D02 Plastics
3 - a printer from China that supports FDM printing. It has a touch screen with which you can comfortably control all functions. Supports offline printing via microSD card. Compatible with Windows 7 operating system and above. Printing is carried out in layers from 20 to 100 microns. The working area has the following dimensions: 220x220x250 mm and printer dimensions 425x402x505 mm.

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ELEGOO SATURN Mono MSLA - budget photopolymer printer

Print speed: 30-40 mm/sec
Area size: 192x120x200 mm
Print media: 0.1-0.203 mm PLA, ABS, PETG, HIPS, resin

Inexpensive 3D printer that allows you to create toys, parts, souvenirs and various things for the home. The information is displayed on the LCD 2004 LCD. The accuracy is in the range of 0.1 to 0.2 mm. ABS, PLA, HIPS, nylon and more can be used as consumables. There is support for offline printing. The maximum heating temperature is approximately 100 °C. Can be used with devices running Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems.

And you should know that ELEGOO SATURN Mono MSLA is a popular 3D printer in Russia. This means that there will be user support on specialized forums for 3D printing.

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Tronxy XY-3 PRO FDM

Area size: 255*255*260mm
Printing precision: 0.1-0.2mm
Materials: PLA, ABS, HIPS, WO3OD

This Chinese printer is completely made of metal, it is easy to use and does not require special skills. He received a 3.5-inch touch screen with a convenient location. Tronxy XY-3 PRO FDM prints at speeds from 20mm/s to 100mm/s. It supports a wide range of print materials, including PLA, ABS, HIPS and WOOD. The printing thickness is from 0.1 to 0.4 mm. Able to work at temperatures from 8 to 40 °C. Compatible with OC Windows and MacOS. The area for printing received dimensions of 255 * 255 * 260 mm.

In addition, a powerful power supply that allows you to create the right parts very quickly, thanks to a quick warm-up and start. Buy on AliExpress 300℃

  • Power: 350W
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  • Pros:

    • Windows and MAC supported
    • The owners note a very simple assembly. It takes only 60 minutes to unpack, assemble and calibrate.

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      ANET A6 & A8

      This printer is ideal for real geeks who are well versed in the nuances of 3D printing. Anet will have to work a lot: put additional tensioners and various bushings, replace the table, solve the problem of sticking and “extruding” plastic. But the result is a printer that can give odds to any expensive model.

      Anet works only with PLA plastic, it does not support other materials, incl. does not work with abs plastic. The minimum layer thickness is 0.1 mm. This is not the best indicator, but quite sufficient to print good quality models. The kit includes a lot of spare bolts, nuts and stretch marks. Of course, the Anet A6 & A8 were not without their shortcomings. The frame parts that make it up are not the strongest materials and often break on delivery, but most can be repaired with epoxy. The card reader may also not work, in which case you will either have to replace it or print all models from a PC.

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      Flsun QQ S PRO

      • Number of nozzles: 1
      • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
      • Print speed (max9) Nozzle temperature: 4 (max5 nozzles)
      • 270 ℃
      • Print volume (MAX): 29*35*80 cm


      • Fast and high -quality printing
      • Automatic alignment system
      • Sensory control




        Watch this video on YouTube

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        Kingroon KP3S

        • Printing Technology: FDM
        • Sopelia: 1
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        • Nozzle temperature (max): 260℃
        • Print speed (max): 100mm/s


        • Compact size
        • Print recovery after power failure

          But the maximum print size for a 3d printer is small - 130x82x65 mm. But the manufacturer has provided a cover that protects against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. It is made transparent so that the user can observe the process, but at the same time blocks 99.95% of the radiation. The reviews say that the print quality is high, but the printer is noisy. Buy on Aliexpress0165

        • Print accuracy: up to 0.0125 mm
        • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
        • Print speed: 60 mm/s


        • Quality, accurate printing
        • 9016 months
        • components


        • Heavy (11 kg)

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        ArtilleryX1 SW-X1 - large area

        Reliable model that differs from competitors in speed (up to 25 cm per second) and a working area of ​​30x30x40 cm. The device supports loading data from a memory card, USB flash drive or from a computer via USB cable. The product weighs only 16.5 kilograms, so it will not be difficult to transfer it.

        Speed ​​ 250 mm/s
        Print volume 30x30x40 mm
        Accuracy 0.1 mm


        • accurate printing;
        • universal application;
        • Quiet operation.


        • not found.

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        Creativity 3D New Ender-3 Pro/Ender-3 ProX-functional

        3D printer with excellent printing accuracy and the ability to create parts at a speed of up to 18 cm per second. According to this indicator, it outperforms most of its competitors. To configure the operation of the gadget, a compact display is provided on the right side of the case.

        Artillery Genius - print quality

        Consumer 3D printer, which is famous for the quality and accuracy of printing with an error of 0. 1 mm. The device creates high-strength products and is able to work with different materials. To control the device, a panel is provided, on which there are all the necessary elements.

        Speed ​​ 150 mm/s
        Print volume 20x20x25 cm
        Accurate0405 0.1 mm


        • packaging quality;
        • rugged housing;
        • Easy to install and set up.


        • not found.

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        Budget 3D printers

        These models are suitable for the home and the manufacture of simple details.

        Longer Orange10 3DPrinter - printing with photopolymer resin.

        The quality model from China opens the rating. It is interesting because it uses SLA printing technology. Models that are printed according to this principle are more durable than usual ones. True, maintenance and purchase of consumables for SLA printers are more expensive. 0.1 mm


        • ergonomics;
        • robust housing.


        • not found.

        Watch this video on YouTube

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        Longer LK4 3D Printer - Large Display

        Cool 3D printer with single extruder and large touch screen. it is very easy to set up thanks to its graphical interface. In this model, the developer applied an innovative technology that allowed to reduce noise during operation, guaranteeing acoustic comfort to users.

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      Anet ET4 Pro TMC2208 - Quiet

      Universal silent unit that allows you to print STL and OBI plastic products by encoding. Printing is done with a layer thickness of 0.1-0.2 mm, which is quite good for plastic toys and parts. In addition, interior items (for example, vases) can also be printed on a working area of ​​​​22x22x25 cm. The machine supports most filament materials, including ABS, PLA, TPU, and more.

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      Easythreed Nano 3DDYJ-2A001 - compact

      Great printer for creating 3D parts at home. It does not take up much space and does not require special power. Printing is started by pressing one button after inserting a memory card. The unit weighs only 1.5 kg, so in which case it is easy to carry.

      Speed ​​ 40 mm/s
      Rated power 60 W
      Print volume 9x11x11 cm
      Accuracy 0.2 mm


    • suitable for home and school use;
    • quiet operation;
    • stands firmly on the surface.


    • not enough features.

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    Voxelab Flash forge Proxima 6 in - Balanced Model

  • delivery;
  • print quality;
  • reliability;
  • clear instructions included.
  • Cons:

    • not found.

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    The best 3D printers for home use

    In this category we have included the most functional models of the middle price segment. Depending on the needs, they can be used as a working tool, an exciting toy or a training complex.

    Geeetech A10M

    Advanced 3D printer with auto leveling function. It has all the options for creating three-dimensional multi-colored objects of different shapes and sizes. The platform moves along strong rails, which ensure the accuracy of positioning the part in space. The FDM printing technology is used, guaranteeing an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm. This results in a smooth surface.


    • Modular design allows quick printer assembly


      • Suitable for creating large parts and objects
      • High precision
      • Fast printing
      • Ability to work both through a computer and via memory cards offline
      • Supports all popular 3095 modeling software


      • Takes up a lot of space


      Of course, the adjective "professional" in this context has a conditional meaning - real stationary models used in enterprises and industries are too expensive for an ordinary person. However, the devices presented in this category of the rating can boast the maximum functionality available today, and the things made on them are almost indistinguishable from factory ones in terms of quality.

      CREALITY 3D CR-10

      Another creation of Creality in our ranking. The CR-10 differs from its brother from the previous category in its improved design and the almost complete absence of the need to modify anything. You can start printing immediately after assembly, with which there will also be no problems thanks to the most detailed instructions and the presence in the kit of all the necessary parts in excess.

      The printer allows you to print models of large sizes up to 30x30x40 cm with high accuracy (error of only 1 mm) and speed (normal - 80 mm / s, maximum - 200 mm / s). When printing large models with ABS or PETG filaments at a maximum table temperature of 95°C, it is recommended to build a closed case around it to protect it from drafts, etc.

      options available for purchase. Made on the basis of steel and aluminum guides, which are characterized by increased durability. Equipped with a monolithic frame. The Tornado printer is capable of producing models that are 36x36x36 cm in size with a layer thickness of 0.03 mm. This is one of the best indicators in the ranking.

      Due to this, the products at the output will be finished and exactly smooth, without the need for additional modifications. Effective results can be achieved at fairly high speeds - 150 m / s, with a working surface of up to 100 degrees. It happens in just 5 minutes. The table is heated up to 120 degrees, and the extruder up to 240 degrees.

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      Qidi Tech X-MAX

      In appearance, this printer is very similar to a huge microwave oven, but “cooking” in it is much more interesting. The total weight of the device is almost 37 kilograms, and it takes up a lot of space, on the other hand, the closed design gives the X-MAX a concise and finished look that will organically fit into any interior. And all possible troubles and pollution (for example, plastic leakage, etc.) in such a system will always be localized in the device case, without causing much damage. The working plane itself is not that big - 30x25x30 cm, even in this review there are printers with a larger surface.

      One of the main advantages of the X-MAX manufacturer calls the almost complete "omnivorous" model - you can print using almost all materials used today, from nylon to carbon fiber. In addition, the design is as carefully worked out and tested as possible and does not require any, even the smallest improvements. That is, the system is designed for instant deployment and production with the most simple and understandable workflow.

      Watch this video on YouTube

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      Tronxy GEMINI S

      A powerful and functional 3d printer with an impeccable rating on AliExpress. Its main advantage is a pair of independent extruders, allowing you to save time and create original parts from two different colors and even different materials. The speed reaches 300 mm/s, and the maximum print size is 300x300x390 mm.

      An important advantage is that the printer from Tronxy allows you to get highly detailed figures due to the minimum layer thickness of 0.05 mm. Despite the wide functionality, the first setup does not take much time, since the assembly of the most complex parts is carried out by the manufacturer before shipment. The only downside is the high price.

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      Ender-3 Pro

      Professional 3D printer from China, with high layering speed. The device can apply layers with a thickness of 0.1 to 0.4 mm. Supported filaments: ABS, PLA, TPU, Cooper, Carbon, Wood, Fiber. The technology used is FDM, with support for STL, G-Code, OBJ formats. The working area for printing is 220x220x250 mm. The device works with removable media such as TF and USB, and also supports online file transfer. The print speed is very high, averaging 200 mm/s.

      The Ender-3 Pro is available in several configurations, including both professional and beginner versions. Supports Windows and MacOS operating systems.

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      Two Trees Sapphire Pro1 and Sapphire Pro2

      Both TwoTrees 3D printer configurations feature very high print speeds and the ability to adjust the print layer thickness in 0.01mm increments. Thanks to this, the printer can be used to create complex objects in a short time.

      Printer uses wood, PLA, PETG and ABS filaments.


      • layer thickness — 0.1–0.4 mm;
      • working area - 235 x 235 x 235 mm;
      • print speed up to 300 mm/sec.


      • heated platform;
      • touch control;
      • very fast print speed;
      • Resume printing function after power on.


      • fine details are not processed at high print speeds.

      Anycubic Mega-S NEW

      The professional version of the 3D printer mentioned in the ranking of the best devices in the price / quality ratio. The model is also known as Anucubic Impresora 3d Mega-S NEW. Printing technology - FDM, maximum speed up to 100 mm / s, minimum 20 mm / s, working area 210x210x205 mm. In Anucybic, you can use standard file projects and filaments of categories: ABS, PLA, WOOD, HIPS. Support for USB and SD card. The dimensions of the printer case are small - 405x410x453 mm.

      Several localizations, fast delivery (from 12 days) and the ability to order the device from warehouses in the USA, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, Poland, and not just China, makes it a profitable purchase.

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      Why you may need a 3D printer in everyday life

      First of all, 3D printing devices are used for the manufacture of plastic parts and items for various purposes. For example, in the case when a knife handle is broken, a 3D printer will help replace the broken part by printing a new one. You can make almost any plastic object, the main thing is to correctly prepare the drawing of the product, since it will determine the final shape and size of the printed figure. Otherwise, there is no limit to fantasy - at home, on a regular printer, you can print whatever you want.

      How to choose a Chinese 3D printer with delivery to Russia?

      When ordering a 3D printer on AliExpress, the buyer should first of all make sure that delivery to his locality is possible, since 3D printers are rather large in size and weight. Therefore, it can be inconvenient to go after him to a neighboring city. Further, when choosing a specific model, the user is advised to pay attention to eight device parameters:

      1. Purpose. For home use, models that implement FDM technology are suitable, which allows you to print products layer by layer from plastic. For the production of high-precision models, it is better for the buyer to pay attention to printers with SLA and DLP technologies that use a laser beam for printing.
      2. Housing type. 3D printers are available with open and closed housings. The open design will allow you to print larger models, while the closed design will limit their size to its body. However, a device with a closed case is safer to operate.
      3. Print area. It depends on what size of the product will be made on the printer. A print area with dimensions of 200 × 200 × 200 mm is considered universal. It will be enough for both home and professional use.
      4. Material used. The most common materials for printing in a 3D printer are ABS and PLA, so every such device should support them. Otherwise, content support will depend on the specific device model.
      5. Detail. Detail accuracy for printers of various price categories varies from 20 microns to 0.5 mm. Cheaper equipment will have worse product detail.
      6. Thickness of the build-up layer. The optimal layer thickness is from 0.05 to 0.4 mm.
      7. 3D printers for home use have a low production speed, typically 20-30 mm/sec. For professional models, this parameter is higher - from 60 mm / s.
      8. Possibility to replace the nozzle on the extruder. The type of material from which the workpiece is printed, its thickness and the quality of the finished model depend on the quality and diameter of the nozzle in the equipment. Therefore, it is important that the printer supports the ability to change the nozzle to others with different diameters.

      Tips for choosing a 3D printer

      What are the nuances to consider when choosing a 3D printer on Aliexpress. First you need to decide for what needs the device is purchased. If the printer is needed for the manufacture of high-precision models, for example, for subsequent sale, then devices that implement technologies such as SLA and DLP are suitable. For home use, you can purchase inexpensive models of the FDM category. If the first two technologies use a laser beam for printing, then the latter allows you to make products from layers of molten plastic.

      If you decide to buy an FDM 3D printer from China, the next factor to focus on is the products that you plan to manufacture and their dimensions. This will determine the size of the printable area, which varies from miniature to large. The universal area is 200x200x200 mm. This is usually enough to solve everyday problems, and the price of such printers is lower than for large-sized counterparts.

      Before you buy a Chinese 3D printer on Aliexpress, check the user reviews and technical specifications of the device. The following nuances are considered the main ones when choosing devices in this category:0003

      1. Construction;
      2. Nozzle - its diameter and the possibility of replacement;
      3. Thickness of the printing layer - optimal is 0.1-0.2 mm;
      4. Extruder type - Direct prints with all available materials, and Bowden only with flexible plastic, but has a high print speed;
      5. Print technology - any of the three main SLA, DLP, FDM will do.

      It is also important to immediately decide on the materials used. If you already know your supplier of plastic for 3D printing, then you can rely on it to purchase a suitable model. The purchase of materials will bring the greatest costs, so they should be taken into account in the first place. Not all plastics are compatible with the Bowden extruder, this should also be understood.

      The most important criteria for selecting printers are:

      • print quality;
      • cost of consumables;
      • noise level during operation of the device;
      • device size;
      • duplex printing available;
      • menu in Russian;
      • intuitive operation;
      • Wi-Fi connection;
      • printing from mobile devices.

      High-speed printer is useful if you are going to use the device regularly and intensively. In the technical specification, manufacturers express this feature in the number of pages per minute. In most cases, this is the number of pages printed in the fastest mode. The fastest print speeds can be expected from laser devices. But the concept is relative. For owners of home printers, print speed is of secondary importance.

      Pay attention to the average print speed when choosing a printer for yourself:

      1. from 4 to 10 ppm - an ordinary home printer for which print quality is more important than speed.
      2. 10 to 30 ppm is an office printer for small to medium businesses that saves time preparing documents and presentations.
      3. over 40 ppm is a serious device for large offices with a large number of employees, allowing you to print and copy a significant amount of documentation.

      Important purchase criteria

      A good 3D printer can be bought at a reasonable price. An order can be placed on the Chinese online platform Aliexpress. It is recommended to pay attention to the minimum thickness of the build-up layer, what type of case - open or closed. Equally important are the design features, the types of materials that are used during operation, and the possibilities of program control.

      We have analyzed the available offers on AliExpress and selected the best 3D printers that we can safely recommend for purchase. When compiling the TOP, it was decided to take into account the reviews of real customers who made an order earlier and were able to test the devices in practice.

      Buying a budget 3D printer on Aliexpress

      Although it seems like magic, how 3D printing works is pretty simple and straightforward. The first 3D printers basically printed layer by layer, one on top of the other, to form a 3D structure. This has been revised and refined over the years and today we are getting printers that print with great precision and this is truly something we should be proud of! Widely used by architects and civil engineers, 3D printers are definitely a boon as they help them visualize their designs on a miniature scale and fix any potential flaws or faults that might arise.

      One problem we still face is that most 3D printers only allow one material to be printed at a time, but with constant innovation and the world moving at an immeasurable pace, this will soon be overcome. Right now, we can apply the idea of ​​multi-material printing to make sure it's not a hindrance.

      Most of these Chinese 3D printers are under $300, but despite being cheap, they are not low quality. With the right customization and touch comes the flexibility to shape it to your liking. Building 3D printers also reduces the cost. So think about these 3D printers before choosing any high quality printer as even they will serve your purpose.

      Quick guide on how to assemble a 3D printer from AliExpress

      Most 3D printers ordered from AliExpress come 70-95% already assembled. Therefore, the user only has to follow the instructions in the brief instructions from the delivery kit to assemble the remaining parts.

      However, some models are sold completely disassembled, and it can be quite problematic for a beginner to assemble them. To do this, manufacturers include detailed instructions in several languages ​​with the equipment.

      Help. Many manufacturers of 3D printers provide detailed video instructions for assembling a specific model on their official websites. It will facilitate the assembly process even for a beginner. And if the assembly of any parts failed, you can contact technical support.

      Printed or video instructions usually include the following assembly steps:

      1. Vertical rods are screwed to the work table, along which the carriage for feeding the filament will move. After that, an engine is attached to one of the rods, which will move the horizontal rod with the carriage and the limit switch.
      2. Next, a horizontal bar is assembled with a carriage through which the filament is fed. It is additionally equipped with a filament end sensor and an engine that will supply the filament to the carriage heating element.
      3. Then a threaded rod is installed, which will move the bar with the carriage up and down.
      4. At the last stage of assembly, all cables are connected to the motors and limit switches, and the filament holder is installed.

      After studying the features, characteristics and rules for choosing a 3D printer, the user can choose high-quality 3D printing equipment on AliExpress. Before buying a printer, it is recommended to choose a reliable store with a high rating and positive reviews on the Chinese site.


      The market supplies many 3D printers that differ in functionality, size and specific technical characteristics. For the home, a model with average accuracy and print speed is suitable. The built-in functionality will be enough for most users. In the professional field, it is advisable to buy advanced devices with increased dimensions. And the higher the print speed, the faster the investment will be able to pay for itself.


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      10 cheapest and most affordable 3D printers

      3D printing technology entered the market a few years ago and now everyone wants to have your 3D printer. This is, without a doubt, an amazing device, however, oh, not everyone can afford it.

      There are many 3D printers from different companies. 3D printing is expensive, but some geniuses have teamed up to develop high quality 3D printers for less. These cheap printers are capable of pretty much the same as their more expensive counterparts. Some of them are developed with donations from people. Here is a list of Top 10 Most Affordable 3D Printers. Their prices vary, and some cost even less than high-end smartphones. Don't forget to read 10 Amazing Things You Can 3D Print.


      Peachy Printer ($100)

      The Peachy Printer is the cheapest printer available in stores. This project was created with donations from Kickstarter . This printer uses a completely new 3D pattern technology and therefore costs less.

      Printer Peachy contains liquid photosensitive rubber. During the creation of the object, the liquid solidifies into the desired shape under the influence of a laser beam. 13 times more than the required amount was donated for this project. But the most interesting thing is that it really works. It's quite fun to watch the formation of three-dimensional details.

      2. QU-BD One Up ($200)

      Printer QU-BD One Up was also created with donations from Kickstarter . This custom printer comes with a DIY kit. Training is from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the user's skills. Kit provides everything you need for your first 3D print.

      3. Romscraj ($375)

      Romsraj 3D printer designed by Singapore , which has been selling 3D printers and parts for 3 years. Due to the slightly large size of the printer, it can create large 3D shapes.

      4. Cobblebot 3D Printer ($299)

      The Cobblebot 3D Printer was also developed by a Kickstarter donation, which exceeded the required amount three times.

      This is a fairly advanced 3D printer available at this price point, trying to combine a large area of ​​creation with low cost. With the Cobblebot you can print 15x15x15 cm objects.

      3D printing on it is high quality and reliable. The developers have provided a large number of different settings for users. Most suitable for personal and professional use.

      5. Printrbot 3D printer ($259)

      Printbot 3D printer is small but quite advanced. It is designed to print small objects for small amounts. Printers Printbot are available in four different variations.

      They are all customizable to your needs. If necessary, parts can be purchased for them. The Printbot 3D printer is available in 80 countries and 3800 cities worldwide.

      6. MakiBox 3D Printer ($200)

      MakiBox 3D Printer has an interesting printing method. And its price is even less than most smartphones nowadays. If you do not need a printer for commercial use, then the MakiBox 3D printer is your choice. Due to its small size, it can only create small objects. Upon delivery, it will not be assembled immediately. You will have to make some settings, but it won't take long.

      7. Phoenix 3D printer ($375)

      Phoenix 3D printer is a multifunctional 3D printer. In addition to it, you need to purchase unique software.

      This 3D printer is suitable for making hobby objects. The program for printing works on an intuitive level. You can even stop printing if something goes wrong. “Rollback” the program and start all over again. Printing media can be expensive, so the program tries to help you create exactly the right object.

      8. SoliDoodle 3D Printer ($499)

      SoliDoodle 3D Printer is a reliable printer at a reasonable price. The is available in two variations of the 3D printer: SoliDoodle Second Generation for $499 and SoliDoodle Third Generation for $799. You can create relatively large objects with this printer.

      9. Portabee 3D Printer ($595)

      The Portabee 3D Printer is rationally small and creates appropriate objects. Although its price is the highest on this list, it has the smallest dimensions. If necessary, you can store this 3D printer on your desktop. Collect it and take it with you. Printer accuracy - 50 microns.

      10. The Buccaneer ($399)

      The Bucaneer is one of the best complete 3D printers at a low price. You can have a unique 3D printing experience. Create high-quality 3D objects without problems. It is possible to connect to the printer through an application on Android / iOS using WiFi.

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