Each year more and more people discover the possibilities of 3D Printers. Once only attainable by multi national corporations, aerospace engineers and the like, 3D printers have come down in price enough to make their way into our homes.
Despite the considerable dilemmas around copyrights, patents and other intellectual property and piracy concerns, the average Joe and Joanne are able to share and create works of art and practical 3D printed models right from their home office.
The above video breaks down the top 3 3D printers. Here are the details below:
From 3D System ($1000)
The Up! Mini 3D printer is both easy and efficient, but price may be a bit out of reach.
- Fairly easy setup
- Fast, clean prints
- Great software
- leveling print bed can be difficult
From PP3DP ($899 MSRP)
The Cube Mini 3D printer is a good quality printer, with easy setup but isn’t as configurable as others.
- High quality design
- Fast & accurate
- Easy setup
- More exspensive than others
- Not very configurable
Solidoodle 2 “Expert” 3D Printer
From Solidoodle ($499)
The Solidoodle 2 3D printer is very configurable and at a great price, but harder to setup and configure for a novice user.
- Very configurable
- Open source
- Very reasonably priced
- Configurable, but harder to setup than others
- Difficult setup in general
For more detailed information on these 3D printers, read this article: