3D printers were used to be very expensive and less known until a decade ago. They are majorly used by the small circles of professionals and limited number of industries. But RepRap (short for replicating rapid prototyper) open-source 3D printing movement has made these amazing devices more viable and affordable for use by designers, engineers, hobbyists, schools, and even consumers. It’s important to know how 3D printers differ from one another so you can choose the right model. The price of 3D printers ranges from under $400 to above $2000 depending on the requirement.
Below is the comparison table across the top 10 3d printers of 2017:
|3D Printer||Tech||Build Volume (mm)||Print Quality||Ratings||Category||Price ($)|
|Original Prusa i3 MK2||FDM||250 x 210 x 200||4.87||500||Enthusiast||699|
|BCN3D Sigma||FDM||210 x 297 x 210||4.85||384||Enthusiast||2800|
|Formlabs Form 2||SLA||145 × 145 × 175||4.83||1733||Resin||3500|
|PowerSpec 3D Pro||FDM||145 x 226 x 150||4.82||321||Budget||1000|
|OrdBot Hadron||FDM||190 x 190 x 150||4.8||260||Kit||700|
|Zortrax M200||FDM||200 x 200 x 185||4.8||2715||Plug N Play||1850|
|Kossel||FDM||260 x 260 x 275||4.79||495||Kit||650|
|Lulzbot Mini||FDM||152 x 152 x 158||4.79||518||Plug N Play||1250|
|FlashForge Creator Pro||FDM||145 x 225 x 150||4.78||3005||Enthusiast||900|
|CEL Robox||FDM||150 x 210 x 100||4.78||648||Plug N Play||1300|
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