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Best 3D Printer under $500 in 2017

best-3d-printer-under-500-dollarsWith huge improvements in technology over recent years, 3D printers have not only become better in quality but they have also become more affordable. Here, we have a list of the best 3D printers under $500 on the market separated by their price region.

If you’re looking for a top affordable 3D printer under $500 or $1,000 – we’ve got the top rated printer which will suit your needs.

10 Best 3D Printer Under 500 Dollars

Best 3D Printer under $100

Samto 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen

samto_3d_pen_for_3d_printing_and_drawingThis is a great option for the absolute beginner and is surprisingly good despite its low price. As a lightweight pen, the device is easy to use and sits comfortably in the hand meaning that even children can have fun making 3D toys.

The Samto 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen comes with 3 loops of ABS filament which are around 1.75mm thick as well as a handy instructions booklet and a power adapter. Whilst this device is fantastic for making 3D designs, children will have to be watched or advised to take care as the nib becomes dangerously hot.

Best 3d Printer under $300

TwoUp 3D Printer Kit

twoup_3d_printer_kitAt 7x7x5 inches, this printer kit offers a great opportunity for beginners to learn the skill of 3D printing whilst not taking up too much space. Large objects can be made with this printer and with practice, designs will soon be of a high quality too.

With layers of 50 micron, this printer is extremely reliable and easy to assemble meaning that you can get it up and running in next to no time.

Best 3d Printer under $500

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer

xyzprinting_da_vinci_10_3d_printerThis printer comes in at a much larger size than the previous two options at 18.4 x 22 x 20 inches but offers a much greater possibility in terms of the final product.

The XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer uses two different materials, PLA and ABS, giving you countless options when choosing a design and is easy to use too. Cartridges only need changing when it comes to refilling and the plug is all you need to start and stop the machine.

Software is automatically updated and all potentially hot components are well hidden.

Best 3d Printer under $1,000

Dremel Idea Builder 3D Printer

dremel_idea_builder_3d_printerThis device is extremely safe as it has an enclosed area for production meaning that you can remain dust and heat free.

Layers of 100 micron, silent production, USB and SD card slots, and much more, make this a great option for those who have some experience and want to take it one step further. In addition to this, the product is backed by a great website that offers tutorials and opportunities to download models onto a USB or SD card.

With a cleaning tool, spool lock, building tape, filament spool, leveling sheet, plus all the necessities, you will be building fantastic structures sooner than you think.

FlashForge 3D Printer

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This device is fantastic for building big structures and art pieces using 1.75mm ABS and PLA material. The FlashForge 3D Printer, originally engineered in China, has a space for both USB and SD cards to make things that little bit easier and comes with a variety of handy extras.

The device comes with a USB cable, tool kit, 2 spools of filament, 2 spool holders, dual extruder and the main power supply cable and has quickly risen in popularity gaining a number of good reviews.

Best 3d Printer under $2,000

The MakerGear M2

makergear_m2_desktop_3d_printerMade in Ohio and coming with a 6 month guarantee, the MakerGear M2 is a fantastic machine that allows the production of big designs whilst remaining at an incredibly high quality. The device comes with a spool holder, power cord, USB cable, sample print, PLA (1.75mm) and has risen in popularity of late boasting an number of reviews from satisfied customers.

FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro

flashforge_3d_printer_creator_proThis printer is one of the most popular on the market (hence its position in the top 5 here) and offers extremely high quality and performance whilst boasting a number of great features. Its metal frame makes it more stable than its competitors and the z-axis rod is widely known to be one of the most accurate you will find.

Depending on preference, the FlashForge 3D Printer Creator Pro can use between 100 and 300 micron as well as protecting and covering products in acrylic material. Extras include 2 spool and filaments holders, a dual extruder, and a tool kit.

MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer

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This device is fantastic if you want to turn your hobby into a job and show everyone exactly what you can do with the backing of a high-quality machine. This is widely regarded as the fastest printer of them all and is easy to use considering its complexity.

The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer uses micron 100 resolution and 6717 cm3 when it comes to volume. If you take your work seriously and want others to as well, this is the 3D printer for you.

Best 3d Printer under $5,000

Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer

form_1-_sla_3d_printerThis device is manufactured in the US and uses a technology named ‘stereolithography’. With an award at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014 already behind it, this machine is a favorite for many of the specialists.

The Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer will come with 1 litre of your chosen colored resin, a finish kit as well as PreForm software. A one year warranty also comes with this highly regarded product as well ‘unlimited support’ from the manufacturers themselves.

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, 5th Generation

2-makerbot_replicator_desktop_3d_printer_5th_generationThis printer is the ultimate printing machine and boasts all the features you could ever want and need on your journey to becoming a 3D print master. This 5th generation machine is compact making it portable and allows you to choose from over 450,000 free designs whether you want to have fun or make something useful.

The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer offers 100 micron resolution meaning that all products will be of a high quality and also comes with the ability to connect via WiFi, USB cable/stick and even an Ethernet cable.

This device has already proved a popular option for colleges as it allows students to have fun and show off an eye for design as well as the finished product.