Beginner 3D Printer

Beginner 3D Printer

There’s never been a better time to get into 3D Printing. There are tons of models to choose from, countless 3D designs available online, and (most importantly) prices that keep dropping.

Buying your first 3D printer can be a little intimidating. There’s a lot to consider, from price to compatibility to safety concerns. To help you make the leap, we looked into which 3D printers have are best suited for those just starting out.

When do you choose a pre-assembled 3D printer?

Go for a fully-assembled 3D printer when you don’t want to worry about the hardware – a reliable plug-and-play machine that takes away the hassle of tweaking electronics. You can start your first print right after you’ve unboxed the printer. Below you’ll find a list of the best pre-assembled 3D printers for beginners.

Of course there are more aspects you might want to consider when deciding which 3D printer is right for you. Is safety an issue, and are you looking for a 3D printer that is safe to use in the classroom? Then skip the DIY kits and limit your search to the pre-assembled 3D printers. 

When do you choose a semi-assembled 3D printer?

Semi-assembled 3D printers can be the perfect solution for beginners that don’t want to spend too much money but are also not interested in the hassle of building a complete kit. Semi-assembled 3D printers have the best of both worlds. They’re easy to set up (10 to 20 minutes) and they’re relatively affordable because the manufacturer saves on shipping costs.

When do you choose a DIY Kit?

I started my journey into 3D printing a few years ago by building an Ultimaker original DIY kit. I didn’t have a clue about what to expect. As an electronics newcomer, assembling a 3D printer kit was certainly not easy and the learning curve was definitely steep, but it was worth every moment of my time.

FlashForge -  Finder 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
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FlashForge - Finder 3D Printer

FlashForge

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MakerPi M1 Mini 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
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MakerPi M1 Mini 3D Printer

MakerPi

MakerPi M1 Mini 3D Printer Features One-button printing: without screen selection, import gcode file into the TF card, insert it into machine, an...

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FlashForge Adventurer 3 Lite 3D Printer - 3 DAY SALE - Only $299 from 7/14 - 716 - Project 3D Printers
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FlashForge Adventurer 3 Lite 3D Printer - 3 DAY SALE - Only $299 from 7/14 - 716

FlashForge

FLASHFORGE ADVENTURER 3 LITE 3D PRINTER Features: Minimalist, lightweight, and compact design Nozzle: detachable, remove nozzle just in one...

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Robo - E3 3D Printer Bundle - Project 3D Printers
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Robo - E3 3D Printer Bundle

Robo

A 3D Printer Built For Education: Safe, Smart, and Simple Robo E3 Education 3D Printer- Safe, Smart, and SimpleThe Robo E3 new generation sm...

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Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer (15365) - Project 3D Printers
$189.99

Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer (15365)

Monoprice

Monoprice Select Mini  The World's #1 Selling 3D Printer* Too often, getting a low-cost 3D printer means getting a box of ill-fitted parts with po...

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Mingda - MD 16 3D Printer - Blue, Red, or Yellow - Project 3D Printers
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Mingda - MD 16 3D Printer - Blue, Red, or Yellow

Mingda

Mingda MD-16 High Precision MINGDA 3D Metal Printer Manufacture Mass Production MD-16 Model printing size 160*160*160mm 3D Printing Machine For Un...

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FlashForge - Adventurer 3 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
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FlashForge - Adventurer 3 3D Printer

FlashForge

Product Description FlashForge Adventurer 3 Bullet Points: New generation, smart, light Nozzle: fully upgraded; steady filament loading; fast hea...

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Monoprice - MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen (30525) - Project 3D Printers
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Monoprice - MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen (30525)

Monoprice

MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen The Monoprice Fully Enclosed 150 is an easy to use, ul...

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M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
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M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer

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The Crane Bowden is a high quality, yet affordable, easy to use 3D printer which has a Duet 2 Maestro control board, one of the best open source b...

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