3-D printers

The Best 3D Printers

Over the past several years 3D Printers have come a long way. It is no longer an exclusive band of teck savvy individuals with experimental motives. Nowadays the application that we can utilize 3D printers for is growing daily. Also, the cost effectiveness of purchasing and running cost or a 3D printer is far more in rage. Below are some of the best 3D printers we have found to perform in abilities, functionality and operating costs.

Flashforge 3D Printer

Flashforge® 3D Printer Finder Single Extruder Printer — 5 stars!

Package Size: 505*500*545mm
Finder Size: 420*420*420mm
Resolution: 0.1~0.2mm
Build Volume: 140*140*140mm
Filament: PLA
File Format: STL, OBJ-> G file
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8, Mac OX
Touch Screen: 3.5’, including 16 languages
Software: Flashprint

Best 3D Printer we have found for Quality, Price and versatility.

Safe for child, home user, and educators.
It only print with PLA.
no heat plate.
no wires visible.
CE , FCC, ISO9001 certification

Easy operation for everyone.
Simple built-in filament design, automatic alarm when filament use up
Professional single extruder structure, avoid clog
Assistance leveling
With 4G storage, make sure files transfer perfectly, and avoid interrupt risk

Basic Parameter
Extruder: 1
Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Positioning Accuracy: Z Axis: 0. 0025mm, XY Axis: 0.011mm
Printing Accuracy: 0.1mm
Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.5mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Shaft Speed: 40-200mm/s
Nozzle Flow Rate: 24cc/h
Suggested Extruder Temp.: 220
Suggested Platform Temp.: No heating plate

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6 to 12 Hours Fast Response, Lifetime Professional Support
90 Days Warranty for Extruder and 12 Months Warranty for Other Parts

QIDI 3D Printer

QIDI TECHNOLOGY 3D Printer, New Model: X-one, Fully Metal Structure, 3.5 Inch Touchscreen — 5 Stars!

Key Features:
1.Single extruder with extra cooling fan.
2.3.5-inch full color touchscreen with intuitive icons makes for easy operation.
3.High quality heat bed,support printing both PLA and ABS.
4.Full metal support more stable than plastic support.
5.Aviation aluminum, CNC machining aluminum alloy.

-1 roll of 1kg PLA filament, color randomly selected.
-Power cable
-USB cable
-SD Card
-SD Card Reader
-Tool box
-Filament guide tube

Printing Technology:FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)
Build Volume: 140 L X 140 W X 140 H mm
Layer Resolution: 100~500 microns
Positioning Precision: 11 microns on X and Y and 2.5 microns on Z
Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Software: Cura,Simplify 3d
Operating Systems: Windows 7/ 8 / Vista Mac OS X
Printing via USB Cable and SD card
Voltage: 115V ~ 230 V
Power:100 W

Frame & Body:Metal

Extruder Quantity:One

Product Dimension: 380 x 320 x 360 mm
Packing Dimension: 400x470x550mm

This QIDI TECH 3D Printer is fully assembled and only needs calibration to get printing!

Ready-to-work: QIDI TECH X-One printer ships fully assembled and is calibrated for best print set-up before delivery.We include one roll of PLA filament, one spare parts box, a tool kit and an SD card. The SD card has a copy of the user manual, along with videos and test files. The X-One is easy to operate, even for a beginner, as it is ready to start printing right out of box.

Hardware: The X-One 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.

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.

6-month warranty: QIDI Tech will be responsible for the free repair or the replacement of QIDI TECH X-One 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.

Wanhao i3 3D Printer

Wanhao i3 V2 Duplicator 3D-Printer


Updated version 2.1
BUILD VOLUME 200 X 200 X 180mm; LAYER RESOLUTION 0;1 mm – 0;4 mm
PRINT SPEED 10-100mm/s adjustable
All you need to start 3D-Printing is included.

Item Weight 100 grams

Not the best looking 3D Printer but is a true work-horse is super quality – it has it where it counts.

New updated version 2.1 Mostly very small improvements and the biggest ones are: – Improved bearings on X-Axis – Thumb screws instead of wing nuts to level build plate Once again Wanhao leads the way when it comes to high quality and a price that are really attractive! This price is for a pre – assembled printer with a prusa core design.

We are excited to present this printer to you and we think it’s going to be a real success. The newest edition in the Duplicator family is a huge step forward! This time Wanhao and 3D Prima presents a printer that is good enough to use as a semi professional 3D Printer; but at a price that you can’t really believe and that is hard to beat! The i3 comes fully assembled and ready to use. It’s based on the open and reliable Prusa i3 design which means that you can grow with the printer; modify it and enjoy it for a long time.

The Wanhao I3

The Wanhao i3 comes with a heated build plate; USB connection; SD card reader and a LCD screen. It also boasts with the brand new MK10 extruder – that means that you are free to use almost any filament you prefer; PLA; ABS; PETG; take your pick. Wanhao i3 is built on a sturdy all steel frame design with a metal carriage; this will improve your prints and make sure that you have a printer that sits firmly on your desk without any heavy vibrations that will interfere with the print.

This new printer is also equipped with the latest generation of the well appreciated MK10 single extruder and this fact alone is a very good indication of what this printer is able to deliver. A new design feature is that the electronics housing is a standalone part; this fact should greatly decrease almost all electromagnetic interference.

We think that this printer can stand up against the best and if you combine this with the incredible pricing you have a printer that is hard to beat – on any level!!

QIDI 3D Printer

QIDI TECHNOLOGY Dual Extruder Desktop 3D Printer QIDI TECH I,Fully Metal Frame Structure – Acrylic Cover,W/2 Free Filaments


-Dual Extruder
-2 spools filament (N.W.:1kg per spool,material)
-2x filament guide tubes
-Screws,kits in accessories bag
-Power Supply Cable
-USB Cable
-End stop switch cable(spare part) Acrylic covers kits
-1 8GB SD card(contains software,test sample files and operation manual)

We have to refer to this 3D Priner  as “The Boss” QIDI quality!

QIDI TECHNOLOGY 3d printer QIDI TECH I is the most precise and dependable 3d printer.Each 3d printer is leveled, fully calibrated and operated 8 hour before delivery. QIDI TECH after-sales team supplies technical support and lifetime service.

Dual Extruder:High precision,Comprehensive upgrade,Effectively prevent nozzle clogging.

FDM technology;Upgrade Motherboard:Newest sailfish 7.8version firmware Mega 2560.

Metal Heated plate and Building plate;Aviation aluminum:CNC maching aluminum alloy.

Totally Upgraded PC glue instead of 3M glue,works very well with both ABS and PLA.

Combine LCD screen with keyboard:It can prevent screen random characters.

Key Features:
1.Strong Aviation level aluminum plate guarantee its surface is completely flat and will not warp during heating process.
2.Fully metal External frame much more stronger than PVC plate and wooden frame.
3.New high heat resistant metal platform supports replace plastic supports.
4.Imported 10MM axis, hardness obviously higher than domestic 8MM.
5.Circuit program upgrade, resolve the static which produced during the printing process or working in the dry place.

Works well with 1.75mm ABS, PLA filament

Overall Dimension: 465x320x375mm
Packing Dimension: 570x440x560mm

Geeetech 3D Printer

Geeetech Acrylic Prusa I3 X Self-assembly 3D printer DIY Kit Support 6 types of filament, Desktop 3D printer


Certification: CE, FCC certification.
Supported Filament: PLA, ABS.
Shipping service: Shipped from London ( 2-8 days delivered ), No customs tax, Free shipping.
Local service: Online (WhatsApp) technical support service.
Warranty: 90 days warranty for the extruder and 6 months warranty for other parts.

Physical Dimensions & Weight:
Dimensions: 490 x 450 x 490 mm
Shipping box: 520 x 420 x 230 mm
Net weight: 8.7kg
Shipping weight: 11kg

DIY 3D Printer – If you fancy a bit of savings for self assembly this is your printer.

This Geeetech I3 X 3D printer is designed and manufactured by Shenzhen Geeetech Co., Ltd, an international company, committed to provide high quality 3D printer for this world. Our printer is very popular all around the world, applied to wide fields such as household, education, engineer, medical treatment, product prototype design. Here are more details about this printer:

Printing specifications:
Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).
Build volume: 200 x200x170mm
Printing Precision: 0.1-0.3mm
Filament diameter: 1.75mm
Nozzle diameter: 0.3mm,
Filament type: PLA,ABS

Operating system: Windows/Mac/Linux
Control software: GT-host Repetier-Host, Printrun
File format: .STL,G-code

Max heated bed temperature: about 110
Max extruder temperature: about 260°C
Power supply:
Input: 115V/1.5A or 230V/0.75A
Connectivity: USB, SD card (support stand-alone printing)

Frame: Laser-cut Acrylic plate of 8 mm thickness
Build Platform: Super-flat aluminum alloy+MK2A heat-bed
XYZ Rods: Wear-resistant, stainless steel
Stepper Motors: 1.8°step angle with 1/16 micro-stepping

What can I do with a 3D Printer?

First of all, this question of what a 3D printer can do is really limited to your mind. We have seen hundreds of useful household products printed and frankly look pretty good using one of the cheapest 3D Printers on the market. In most cased you can fine the file downloads on various sites – just takes a 5 min search and you will get the idea. And in most, if not all cases, it is cheaper to produce these items on your 3D Printer rather that purchasing from a shop. In addition to the fun (if you are into teck) you can customize the files and put your own stamp on the product.

A few of the Cool Bits

What we think some of the cool things we have seen for personal items and to be used around the house are: door hanging hooks, cupboard knobs, phone case, toothpaste squeezer, sliding bolt lock, cup holders – for hot drinks and hands for general use, soap dish, book ends, coin sorter – for any currency, screw-top bottle opener… the list in realities endless of what you can produce with a 3D printer.

The Cost

Over all the operating cost of the 3D Printer is going, to a vary, depending on the actual design, material used in the printer and of course the general size of the item. There are many variables that one need to consider like energy consumption (although quite minimal) and length of time and any purchased designs. But if we drill it down to a bit of an overall cost we have all of the above listed items for under £3. Not bad for the overall application of being able to produce these items in your home.

What we Love

One of the biggest thinks we love about the latest 3D Printers are there ease of use. Also the readability of software and files we are able to acquire. Even if we are not using the file they give us great ideas and allow us to manipulate them to suite our needs or customization.

They are no longer messy – they are very clean and most printed project come out with very minimal waste and ready to put to use. The overall purchase cost has come down about 50% form a few years ago as we now have some micro producers what are creating some absolutely brilliant 3D Printers that are great quality and super affordable.  3D Printer are also much smaller.

No longer is it the industrial look behemoth in the corner, in most cases you will readily display your new printer as they are so much more aesthetically pleasing now.

Slow down and take your time to learn

Take your time to read the direction and download all the current software updates, this will save you goofing around as it is a complicated bit of tech and you need to make sure that it is calibrated spot on.  You can only imagine if it is a fraction of a millimeter off you will not be able to create the precision bite that fill 100% correct.

Now is the time to buy!

If you have been waiting for the time to buy a 3D Printer now is the time to get one on your wish list for Christmas, Birthday, Father’s Day, Mother’s day… whatever occasion you can come up with. We see the 3D Printer on the move to the same scale as our paper printers – we all have one in our house and it will be the same with 3D Printer as the application for the home are endless.