10 Best Home 3D Printers You'll Want To Buy

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10 Best Home 3D Printers You'll Want To Buy

Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. This means that at no cost to you, I will receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. I will only ever promote the products and services that I trust, have personally used and 100% recommend. You may read my full disclosure policy for more information. Thanks for supporting my business in this way.

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best home 3D printers available for purchase.

I first became familiar with 3D printing technology while working for one of the world's leading architecture firms. In fact, the office used more 3D printing material than any other company in the world except for Nike. The technology is truly revolutionary and is only limited by your imagination. 

So if you are looking for a gift or something for yourself, check out these 3D printers. Or perhaps you could even use one of these printers to create something completely unique...

So here is my list of the 10 Best Home 3D Printers You'll Want To Buy.

Enjoy!

1. QIDI Dual Extruder 3D Printer

  • Fdm technology; dual Extruder; obtained CE,FCC, RoHS certificates; qidi technology is registered trademark by edify technology Inc
  • Aviation level aluminum plate its surface is completely flat and will NOT warp during heating process
  • Easy to Use software for simple customization of 3D models
  • Fully metal external frame much more stronger than PVC plate and wooden frame
  • New high heat resistant metal platform supports replace plastic supports

2. LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer

LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer
Aleph Objects Inc.
  • Self-leveling, self-cleaning, tetherless printing, and an integrated power supply make powerful 3D printing easy
  • A large build volume of 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm (11.02 in x 11.02 in x 9.8 in) enables large prints, or many small prints at once
  • Maximum temperatures of 300°C (572°F) for the hot end and 120°C (248°F) open a world of material possibilities
  • Modular tool head carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials

3. MakerBot Replicator+ 3D Printer

  • 30% faster print time than the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
  • The larger build volume allows you to print models 25% larger than the MakerBot Replicator desktop 3D printer (5th generation)
  • To ensure consistent performance, our new 3D printers and their subsystems were re-engineered and rigorously tested for over 380,000 hours across multiple facilities
  • For improved reliability and precision, the gantry and z-stage are redesigned with stiffer materials and sturdier construction
  • Easier print adhesion and removal using the flex build Plate with grip surface. Prints adhere better to new grip surface resulting in reduced warping and curling. No Blue tape required

4. FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro

  • Full manufacturer's warranty fulfilled by Flashforge, and lifetime support provided by expert FlashForge technicians
  • A sturdy metal frame that is substantially more stable than the Creator's original wood frame
  • Aviation level aluminum plate with a thickness of 6.3mm guarantee its surface is completely flat and will not warp during heating process.
  • Metal platform support plus 10mm guide rod ensure a precise Z axis movement and prevent platform arm from deforming.
  • Enclosed chamber insulates and protects ABS prints

5. FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder

FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder
ZHEJIANG FLASHFORGE 3D TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD

Meet the new kid on the block. the user-friendly, home-friendly, and wallet-friendly 3D printer from FlashForge is ready to play.

Loaded with easy-to-use features, and designed to be at home in kids rooms and classrooms, the new FlashForge Finder is the first choice for 3D printing novices and educators. Beginners benefit from the slide-in build plate, assisted bed-leveling, and intuitive color touchscreen. And parents and teachers appreciate its quiet and safe operation.

The Finder uses only non-toxic PLA, and the heated components are safely encased. The creative world of 3D printing awaits, and the FlashForge Finder is here to show you the way.

  • Slide-in build plate allows printed objects to be easily removed
  • 3.5-Inch full color touchscreen with intuitive icons makes for easy operation
  • Sturdy, plastic alloy construction ensures stable prints
  • Safe, non-heated build plate
  • Wi-Fi, usb and flash drive connectivity

6. QIDI New Generation 3D Printer

  • Ready-to-work:QIDI TECH X-One2 printer ships fully assembled and has already been calibrated before delivery. We include one roll of PLA filament, one spare part box and a sd card with user manual, videos and test files on. It is easy to operate, even as a novice, it is ready to print right out of box. Build Volume:140 L X 140 W X 140 H mm
  • Software: Free QIDI print slicing software for your computer and the 3.5-inch touch screen on the printer, provide user-friendly UI interface. The touch screen helps to make printing fast and easy with the ability to adjust print settings on the screen during the printing process.
  • QIDI TECH One-to-one Service: If you have any questions or problems, QIDI TECH after-sale service will offer exclusive and fast support services. We will work hard to help customers solve any problem. Our excellent customer service can be found in the many positive reviews. Your customer satisfaction is our destination.
  • Hardware: The X-One2 has a heated aluminum build platform with metal platform supports. The CNC machined aluminum alloy build platform with a thickness of 6mm, guarantees the surface will remain completely flat.The build platform can be heated to 110C and will support printing any type of filament including basic filaments, along with more advanced materials.Upgraded 10mm guide rod ensures a precise Z axis movement and prevents platform arm from deforming.This allows for high precision printing.
  • 6-month warranty: QIDI Tech will be responsible for the free repair or the spare parts replacement of QIDI TECH X-one2 printer. If any part needs to be replaced QIDI Tech will supply the parts for free. This includes the main circuit board, motor, extruder or power supply.

7. BIBO 3D Printer

  • Huge Color Touch Screen: with no threshold, allowing for more friendly and easier operation
  • Laser Engraving: extremely good at engraving objects such as wood, plastic, leather, paper and even cutting thin materials like plastic
  • Filament detection: if the filament spool runs out during printing, the machine automatically pauses for you to load in a fresh spool, very useful for big volume object printing
  • WIFI Control: the included networking feature permits you to control the print via a phone or PC
  • Copy printing: dual extruders can print two same objects at one time, cut your printing time at least in HALF

8. [REPRAPGURU] DIY Prusa I3 3D Printer Kit

RepRap Guru we wants to give their customers a better DIY 3D printer experience. With that goal in mind the have spent countless hours developing the truly complete DIY Prusa i3 printer kit. 

It does not any require altering, drilling, soldering or cutting. The RepRap Guru Prusa i3 kit has already done all of the hard work. 

Included with this complete kit is: 

  • 8" x 8" borosilicate heat bed glass. 
  • Fully soldered MK2B heat bed with ALL the necessary wires. 
  • Fitted connectors to all wires. 
  • longer motor wires for better wire paths. 

9. LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer

LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Printer
$1,250.00
Aleph Objects Inc
  • Enjoy awesome ease-of-use features including auto-bed leveling, auto-nozzle cleaning, an easy carry handle, new Cura software, and a low maintenance PEI print surface
  • Print Volume: 6in x 6in x 6.2in (152mm x 152mm x 158mm). Layer resolution as fine as 50 micron and as coarse as 500 micron, depending on part geometry and speed/finish requirements
  • Maximum temperatures of 300°C (572°F) for the hot end and 120°C (248°F) open a world of material possibilities
  • Modular tool head carriage design allows plug-and-play with different print heads for growing selection of 3D printing filament materials
  • Freedom to use any number of 3D printing software programs, Cura LulzBot Edition comes standard. Other compatible software includes OctoPrint, BotQueue, Slic3r, Printrun, MatterControl, and more

10. Dremel DigiLab 3D20 3D Printer

  • The most reliable consumer-grade 3D printer allows printing for countless hours
  • Pre-installed extruder enables quickest time to 1st print and seamless out-of-box experience
  • Full-color LCD touch screen to easily modify settings and navigate through print files
  • Accompanied by Dremel’s world-class customer support with the industry’s best 1-year warranty

I hope this list has been helpful, if I left out one you think is the best home 3D printer, let me know in the comments below.

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Good luck!

Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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