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
$299.00

FlashForge - Finder 3D Printer

FlashForge

FINDER 3D PRINTER Easiest to use. Safe. Affordable. Getting started in 3D printing with Finder is much easier and more affordable than ever. It i...

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$299.00
Monoprice - MP Fully Enclosed 150 3D Printer, Ultra Quiet, Assisted Leveling, Easy Wi-Fi, Touch Screen (30525) - Project 3D Printers
$599.99

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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$599.99
Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - Classroom Plan, 1 Teacher License, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$3,299.00

Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - Classroom Plan, 1 Teacher License, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits C2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo C2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (1...

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$3,299.00
MyStemKits R2 Bundle - Classroom License 1 Teacher, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$4,649.00

MyStemKits R2 Bundle - Classroom License 1 Teacher, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits R2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo R2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (1...

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$4,649.00
Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - School Plan, 8 Teacher Licenses, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$5,699.00

Robo - MyStemKits C2 Bundle - School Plan, 8 Teacher Licenses, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits C2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo C2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi...

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$5,699.00
Robo - MyStemKits R2 Bundle - School License 8 Teachers, Unlimited - Project 3D Printers
$6,999.99

Robo - MyStemKits R2 Bundle - School License 8 Teachers, Unlimited

Robo

The MyStemKits R2 Bundle includes everything you need to incorporate 3D printing into your classroom - (2) Robo R2 Smart 3D Printers with Wi-Fi, (...

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$6,999.99
Robo C2 Smart 3D Printer with WiFi - Project 3D Printers
$799.99

Robo C2 Smart 3D Printer with WiFi

Robo

Robo C2 Compact Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi The Robo C2 compact smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to make whatever you can imag...

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$799.99
Robo R2 Smart 3D Printer with WiFi - Project 3D Printers
$1,499.99

Robo R2 Smart 3D Printer with WiFi

Robo

Robo R2 High-Performance Smart 3D Printer with Wi-Fi The Robo R2 high-performance smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi lets you tackle large-scale projec...

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$1,499.99
M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer - Project 3D Printers
$599.00

M3D - The Crane Bowden 3D Printer

M3D

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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$599.00