Best 3D Printers for Beginners in 2022
Thanks to an army of creators who are passionate about handmade goods, maker culture is alive and well, which is why 3D printers are now more popular than ever. 3D printers, which range from affordable (under $300) to high-end (over $3,000), are awesome gifts for a creative person or the 3D printing enthusiast in your life -- or even better -- they're great for you to craft your own personalized designs. But which one is the best one??
I like to compare 3D Printers to Cars. There are very specific reasons you choose to purchase a certain type of vehicle. We typically buy a vehicle based on our basic needs within the budget range we can afford, in hopes of getting as much as possible out of it. 3D printers are no different. You wouldn't buy a school bus if you only needed to drive 2 kids to school.
It wouldn't make much sense and there are much more cost-efficient solutions to solve your problem. After managing the sales and support team for the past several months, I decided to compile a list of top 5 3D Printers in 2022 that typically shine in quality, customer support, and overall great customer satisfaction. I'll compare them to cars in hopes this makes a bit more sense to you.
Flashforge Adventurer 3
In the market of budget 3D printers, this is your Subaru Sedan. It will take you comfortably from point A to point B and you can definitely push its hauling capacity. When buying a Subaru you know you should expect things to fall apart and be ready to grab some spare parts. Read More...
Pros: Simple setup, Beginner friendly, Build in camera, Heated print bed
Cons: Small build size, no heated chamber.
Flashforge Adventurer 4
This one would probably count as a Honda SUV. Very reliable and has decent mileage before things start to go wrong, and overall quality is made at a very reasonable price. FlashForge Adventurer 4 comes with a leveling-free platform design and larger print volume than FlashForge Adventurer 3, equipped with a new slicer that can easily monitor and manage multiple 3D Printers. This User-Friendly 3D Printer can integrate to any consumer , institutional and office environment. Read More...
Pros: Simple setup, Beginner friendly, Build in camera, Heated print bed, Auto bed leveling.
Cons: Small build size, no heated chamber.
Artillery Sidewinder X2As the successor to the world-renowned Sidewinder X1, the Sidewinder X2 from Artillery is characterised by new features and smart developments.The Sidewinder X2 inherits the classic design of the Sidewinder X1: simple, superbly processed and characterised by an extraordinary texture.The brand new titan extruder is equipped with a volcano nozzle that extrudes quickly and evenly and ensures high-precision printing. The maximum nozzle temperature of the volcano nozzle is 240 ° C. Read More...
Pros: Beginner friendly, Heated print bed, Large build size
Cons: No auto bed leveling, no enclosure.
QidiTech X-MaxQidi Tech X-Max is a huge premium 3D printer with closed space for industrial users or hobbyists with the highest demands. The integrated build plate is a custom creation by Qidi Tech, so that you can easily and safely remove your finished print. Using specially developed magnetic technology, the build plate is not only easy to remove, but also practical to reuse. In addition, the Qidi Tech build plate is coated on both sides to meet the necessary requirements for any printing material. The light side is perfect for normal filaments, while the dark side is perfect for special printing materials. Read More...
Pros: Beginner friendly, Air filtration, Huge enclosed space with a heated bed.
Cons: Pricy, no heated chamber
CreatBot F160 PEEK
One of the most cost-efficient printers designed to print with refractory materials. The device is compatible with engineering polymers, including the ones reinforced with carbon fiber, and with high-performance materials like ULTEM. Besides, there are no limitations applied to filament brands whatsoever, so you are free to use those that suit you best. Read More...
Pros: Beginner friendly, Large material capability, Heated bed, High Temp.
Cons: Small print size.
Hope this helps a bit to make some sense in this crazy market. These are only the FDM 3D printers. I'll do another article about my top picks for UV Resin printers once we finished testing our machines. If you have any questions, drop us a comment and our support team will be there to help out.