As 3D printing technology is getting more popular, people have started buying them even for domestic purposes. The advantages of the 3D printers are impeccable and they can easily outrun the ones provided by the traditional 2D printers.

The main important factor, which has promoted the growth of three-dimensional technology, is the fact that you can actually design everything and anything. You will have a lot of filament options- both the resin and the polymeric ones. In fact, two different technologies are there for printing the objects- FDM and SLA. Now, it’s up to you which technology you will choose.

THE 9 BEST 3D PRINTERS OF 2018

But even then, each technology has numerous printers and the choice can definitely get difficult, if not impossible. You do have to take each feature of the printer under consideration as that will decide the quality of the prints.

So, here is the list of the best nine 3D printers of 2019, which you should take a look!

1. MakerBot Replicator+

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 100 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 400 microns

Dimension: 528x441x410 nm

Weight: 22.8 kg

This is the more advanced and refined version of the previous MakerBot replicator. And with the modifications, the printer has turned more quite and faster. The filament used in this 3D printer is 1.75 mm long polylactic acid. The user-interface is quite lucrative, giving you the chance to master the technology despite being a beginner.

2. XYZ printing Da Vinci Mini

Print technology: fuse filament fabrication

Minimum layer resolution: 100 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 400 microns

Dimension: 390x335x360 nm

Weight: 10 kg

This is one of those options where you will get a budget-friendly 3D printer with high-quality printing. The user-interface is easy and runs smooth, so even being a newcomer, you can easily get a firm grip over the technology, without having to gain the mastery skills. The quality and the size of the prints are quite impressive, and thus you can usually get high-quality prints within your own budget. The size is compact and so it can be kept anywhere, without a particular makeshift place.

3. Ultimaker 2+

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 20 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 600 microns

Dimension: 342x493x588 mm

Weight: 11.3 kg

The resolution of the prints is quite high, and hence you will get the top-quality prints. If you are looking for a professional printer, then this is the perfect choice for your job. The printer is known in the market not only for the quality of the 3D prints but also for the accuracy in the printing. The sharp edges, the sudden breaks, and even the curves are printed with much precision.

4. Formlabs Form 2

Print technology: Stereolithography

Minimum layer resolution: 25 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 100 microns

Dimension: 350x330x520 mm

Weight: 13 kg

Though you might have to spend some extra bucks to get this, this is perhaps one of the best 3D printers. The design is quite impeccable, making it user-friendly and also transportation-friendly. The most amazing fact about this printer is that it can be connected with the computer or any other desktop device using the USB cable, Wi-Fi, and even via the Internet.

5. M3D Micro 3D printer

Print technology: fused filament fabrication

Minimum layer resolution: 50 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 350 microns

Dimension: 185x185x185 mm

Weight: 1 kg

If you are a beginner, then this is the right printer for you. The design is compact and thus, you can easily store it in your cabinet or on your desk. The quality of the prints is excellent, and hence you will get the printed pieces with accuracy. The printer doesn’t make any sound and hence, you can have the prints quietly.

6. FlashForge Creator Pro 2017

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 100 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 500 microns

Dimension: 526x360x389 mm

The budget factor related to this printer is just the optimum, neither too low like the beginner printers not too high like the professional pieces. The reliability and the quality of the prints are quite high, and hence you can get the accurate objects after the completion of the printing technology. The only possible drawback is that it is a bit noisy, but not too much that you can’t handle.

7. LulzBot Mini

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 50 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 500 microns

Dimension: 435x340x385 mm

Weight: 11.33 kg

The print speed isn’t too fast like the Maker Bot one. But that doesn’t mean you cannot buy the printer. In fact, this is one of the greatest printer for a beginner like you. The hardware is flexible for usage that is it is the form of the open source. In fact, you can have a look at the hardware if there is no problem.

8. CubePro Trio

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 70 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 300 microns

Dimensions: 578x591x578 mm

Weight: 41 kg

Most of the 3D printers are familiar with printing using two different materials. However, this one is special in its own feature as it can use three different materials for the total printing process. The gears use nylon as the material, ABS are used for the surrounding areas while the PLA filaments for the support system. Now, being so advanced, this particular model is best suited for architects or engineers who wish to have live and moving parts.

9. LulzBot Taz 6

Print technology: fused deposition modelling

Minimum layer resolution: 75 microns

Maximum layer resolution: 300 microns

Dimension: 660x520x350 mm

Weight: 19.5 kg

The frame is open, with solid structure, and hence you can clearly have a look at the hardware part. The filament that it uses is of 2.85 mm, and hence the printing accuracy is exceptional.

With so many options being scattered around, it is quite difficult for you to choose and that is quite expectable. With each new successor, modifications are being introduced in a way where the competition is getting more fierce.

Chris McdonaldBusiness
As 3D printing technology is getting more popular, people have started buying them even for domestic purposes. The advantages of the 3D printers are impeccable and they can easily outrun the ones provided by the traditional 2D printers. The main important factor, which has promoted the growth of three-dimensional technology,...