The time for buying a 3D printer is now, it’s never been as accessible as it is now!
There are thousands of designs/models you can pick up online and entry-level printers are getting lower in prices. Getting a 3D printer for home use can feel pretty daunting, it all seems so complicated to use and set up, especially for a beginner. Continue reading for our list of the best 3D printers for beginners.
The best 3D printer for beginners - Flashforge Adventurer 3
The Flashforge Adventurer 3 is a light and handy 3D printer that makes 3D printing easy and affordable. The printer features a 2.8-inch touchscreen which is really easy to use and features cloud printing with flashCloud thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi. The Flashforge Adventurer 3 also has a large printing bed, allowing you to print in a volume of 150x150x150mm, despite its small size.
It features a special nozzle system, allowing it to be changed easily by the press of clips. There is also a heated building surface, it makes the heat bed removable and flexible, allowing you to remove printed objects with ease. The heat bed also reaches 100 Degrees Celsius, allowing you to print in a range of materials such as ABS and ASA filament.
Other notable features include; Automatic filament loading, adjustable parameters, awesome software, built-in camera, auto levelling, free SD card.
Beginners on a budget - Creality3D Ender 3 *currently sold out (link is the Ender 3 Pro)
The Creality3D Ender 3 comes semi-assembled in the box, the printer is very easy to set up and is done in only 12 steps. It is very well known for being one of (if not) the best value for money printers on the market. The Ender 3 is currently only £165 on our website, for that price it’s a steal.
The Ender 3 hotbed can reach 100 Degrees Celsius in five minutes, giving you access to fast heating and printing, it also has a large print volume 220 x 220 x 250mm without having a large build. The Creality3D Ender 3 has been specially developed for printing with PLA filament, however, the heat bed makes it possible to experiment with different materials. The print bed can easily be adjusted with the aid of the set screws. It also features big hand twist nuts, making bed levelling a piece of cake compared to other 3D printers.
The Ender 3 also features a resume feature that allows the printer to continue printing from its last step if the voltage is lost or there is a power outage. The printer also features an LCD screen that makes adjustments easy to do.
Honourable mention - JGAurora A3S
The JGAurora A3S is a modern looking 3D printer that is assembled with four screws and ready to print. This printer does have some high-end features at a low-end price point, it features a filament run-out sensor, it pauses the printer and allows you to insert more filament without wrecking the whole print.
One of our favourite features of the JGAurora A3S is the touchscreen display, it is one of the best-implemented screens at this price point, it uses a 4x2 ratio block. It also has the power failure feature, if you lose power to the printer it will allow you to continue printing the next time you get power back. Furthermore, it comes with a ‘black diamond’ bed, it’s a glass bed with a special textured coating, allowing you to remove prints easier.
The quality of the print is also great, giving you prints without major banding issues and has a decent profile. It is also very versatile when it comes to filament types, due to its heat settings, it is not restricted to just standard PLA. It also doesn’t use the SD card standard, it uses USB, USB is quicker when writing GCode.
That’s our list of three 3D printers for beginners, we have a wide range of 3D printers on our website, we recommend that you look at our whole range of 3D printers and pick the right one for you.