Shopping for a high-end/professional grade 3D printer can be a long and tedious task, especially with such a saturated market. There is such a wide range of options out there for premium 3D printers, but which printer is right for you? When you are willing to invest so much money you want the very best.
That’s why we have made this list of the best premium 3D printers available to buy at Technology Outlet. We have used and tested all of the 3D printers that appear on this list. We use some of them very frequently and all would make an excellent choice.
The Raise 3D Pro 2 is the best consumer-grade 3D printer on the market. If you want the very best and money is no issue for you then look no further. The Pro 2 series brings top-end professional 3D printing to a price point that is under £5,500. This is quite remarkable, especially when you consider that the price of something similar a few years ago would be touching six figures.
The Raise 3D Pro 2 Plus comes with a very generous 305 x 305 x 605mm build volume, giving you a lot of room for bigger prints. Other important features to note are excellent build quality, 0.01 layer resolution, HEPA filter, professional grade heat management and great built-in software.
The Flashforge Hunter DLP is a Digital Light Processing 3D Printer. It uses liquid 3D resin to print models in ultra-high quality and features a long-lasting proprietary DLP projector. This allows it to use uniform UV exposure. The Hunter also features automatic calibration, high-quality software, wide resin compatibility and a generously sized touchscreen. This printer is built to last long-term thanks to its aluminium resin vat. The Hunter is one of the best resin 3D printers on the market.
The BCN3D Sigma R17 is widely known for its supreme quality prints. It is a dual-extrusion machine that uses its IDEX (Independent Dual Extruder) system to stop stringing or having unwanted filament dripping on your model. When one of the extruders is not doing anything it will be stationed to the side with a wastebasket and wiper present. This is great if you’re going to do a lot of dual-extrusion printing. It also features FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) compatibility and a reasonable build volume of 210 × 297 × 210mm
The Formbot T-Rex 2 & 2+ is a large format 3D Printer with Independent Dual Extruder technology (IDEX), automatic bed levelling and dual-zone bed heating. It prints in amazing quality and includes great features that set it apart in this competitive space. The B2 model comes with a dual-zone heated bed and a high-temperature extruder, while the B4 model comes with a laser engraver added as standard. The Formbot T Rex’s also come with a large printing volume, starting from 400 x 400 x 500mm. Other important features include quick assembly, extruder wiping system and a high-temperature extruder.
The Flashforge Guider IIS is an enhanced version of the popular Flashforge Guider II. This model includes a camera for watching prints, a new backboard fan and air filter to stop any excess fumes. This high-end printer is great for someone with less experience but wants to print high-quality items. It features an easy to use touchscreen interface, great software, print memory, high filament compatibility and awesome quality prints. It’s a really great top-end printer at a lower price point.
The Up Box 3D printer is perfect for both professional and educational users alike. It boasts high-quality printing with fully automatic platform calibration and a decent 255 x 205 x 205mm build size, which is impressive considering its enclosed design. It also features great technology that automatically creates support fixtures for complex prints. The software is also feature-rich, but simple enough for newbies to get the hang of it. The Up Box is great value for money and is suitable for education and professional use. Its advanced software will definitely carry you forward.
The demand for premium 3D printers is growing fast. 3D printing is becoming mainstream and with so many options available to buyers for business, home and classroom use, there has never been a better time to invest in a premium 3D printer.
At Technology Outlet, we are proud of our wide range of high-end premium 3D printers from some of the biggest brands in the industry. No matter what your budget is we will have a printer to suit you.If you're looking to spend less than £400, then be sure to check out our list of the best budget 3D printers.