Our most popular 3D printers
You’ve lost track of all the 3D printers out there? Don’t worry, here’s a selection of our most popular printers – ranging from entry-level to professional models.
The bestseller and his brothers
The «Ultimaker 2+» makes it easy to print difficult 3D models. Based on extensive research and development, this printer delivers precise work right down to the last detail, even when it comes to complex models. Thus, the «Ultimaker 2+» is suitable for prints of all shapes and sizes – up to 20x20x20cm.
The «Ultimaker 3 Extended» is 10cm taller than the «Ultimaker 3», offering a maximum build volume of 215x215x300mm. Both printers are equipped with two nozzles, which allows combining two colours or two materials – Nylon, PLA, ABS, CPE and PVA can all be used. The water-soluble 3D printing material PVA is your best choice if you’re printing complicated objects.
This printer can be integrated directly into the network (via WLAN or network connection). One nozzle is automatically raised or lowered, to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the pressure of the other nozzle.
Next generation 3D printers with dual extruder – the new Ultimaker 3 for professional use
Satisfactory prints, no matter how complex. Includes Olsson block.
Next generation 3D printers with dual extruder – the new Ultimaker 3 Extended for professional use
Mid-range 3D printers
The «Duplicator 6» comes in a warp-resistant aluminium housing, which features a built-in LCD display. Being solid and warp-resistant it one of the most important requirements for a 3D printer. Print materials such as PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG, ABS+, Wood and Nylon can be printed directly from an SD card. Working with an SD card is particularly useful if you’re planning to print objects again at a later point without having to switch on the PC.
XYZPrinting’s «Da Vinci 1.0 Pro» is compatible with various filaments from third party suppliers and is a good choice if you’re looking for great value for money. The aluminium print bed allows for fast and consistent heating and prevents deformation during printing (warping). The intuitively designed calibration system is sure to save you time and nerves. XYZapp lets you monitor your prints from anywhere and send jobs to the printer via WLAN. The 3-in-1 version comes with an integrated scanner and offers the possibility to add a laser engraving unit to the device.
The successor of the «Robox RBX1» is equipped with a dual head. By printing with a variety of materials, solid 3D objects can be created. The proprietary dual nozzle system lets you increase your printing speed by adjusting the settings (flow rate etc.) to match your printing purpose while the automatic material recognition system saves additional time and effort.
Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1
The WLAN-capable, open source 3D printer and scanner convinces with its simple operation and excellent results at a low price.
The Robox RBX2 has two print heads and can print two materials at the same time.
The «i3 Plus» 3D printer is easy to use and yet powerful enough to satisfy beginners and advanced users. An extended version of the «Duplicator i3», it comes with an integrated electronics housing, a 3-inch touch display and a regular SD card slot instead of a Micro-SD card slot. The software Cura (the Wanhoa edition) is installed on the SD card.
If you enjoy tinkering, the «Hephestos» DIY assembly kit might be for you. It allows you to produce prototypes of models or small quantities of work pieces in an effective, quick, easy and inexpensive way.
Duplicator i3 Plus
Duplicator i3 Prusa V 2.1
Prusa i3 Hephestos (Bausatz)
The test winner
The «Form 2» delivers outstanding print quality and a high level of detail. By curing layers of liquid resin specifically, this printer makes 3D objects grow gradually, resulting in finer structures and smoother surfaces than 3D printers with extruder technology. While the previous version required maintaining a certain room temperature, the «Form 2» is equipped with a heated tank that keeps the resin at the ideal temperature.
Unfortunately, the resin isn’t cheap. From one litre of resin, you’ll be able to print about 50 Playmobil figures. The «Form 2» has a so-called open mode, which allows you to experiment with other resins, but this doesn’t make a huge difference to the price. If you’re an amateur 3D printing enthusiuast who values very good print quality, I recommend the «Ultimaker 2».
Form 2 (inkl. Finish Kit & Clear Resin)
The new Form 2 by Formlabs impresses with its outstanding printing quality and features
The 3D pen
The 3D pen is an alternative to a real 3D printer. Suitable for children from the age of eight, this pen creates objects by releasing heated PLA filament through the nozzle. The filament is biodegradable and made of non-toxic materials. The «Da Vinci 3D Pen» is a standalone device that can create 3D printed objects without the need of computers or CAD software. All you need is a steady hand and some skill. This pen is light, handy and comes with eleven filament colours.
Da Vinci 3D Pen 1.0 Education Package
Bring your ideas to life
Da Vinci 3D Pen 1.0
There are no limits to their creative power. Bring your imagination to life! Comes in three colours.
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