Best Cheap 3D Printers 2022

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3D printing seems to be the future of printing, and if owning one is what brought you here, you have come to the right place. As we would love people to get their hands on 3D printing, we decided to research 10 great and affordable 3D printers we have in the market. And here we are with this article. In this article, there are no products selling for over $3,000. Contrarily, we have products selling for less than $250.

1. MakerBot Replicator+

The MakerBot Replicator+ is the most expensive of all 3D printers we would be discussing, and this machine ranks as a very good 3D printer. One of the most common problem you encounter with cheap products, is speed. However, when it comes to the MakerBot Replicator+, you are very unlikely to face such problems with this product. Furthermore, the machine has a camera resolution of 480 x 640 pixels, and it is backed by the Fused Deposition Modeling.

  • 400 micros maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • 480 x 640 pixels

Price: $2,986.00

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Pretty fast

Cons

  • Expensive

2. XYZ printing da Vinci Mini

On the cheap side of the price spectrum, lies this nice 3D printer, the XYZ printing da Vinci Mini. The product is a very affordable one, and it would make an ideal machine for personal uses. With about $250, the XYZ printing da Vinci Mini is a printer you could lay your hands on. However, just like every product, this machine has its cons, and one of them is that it features flakey software.

  • 400 micros maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Filament Fabrication

Price: $248.88

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Flakey software

3. Ultimaker 2+

There are so many reasons why a person may want to get a 3D printer, but if you are a professional who would love a product to do some pretty serious practices, then the Ultimaker 2+ is among products we could recommend.

This machine is not too expensive, as it sells for about $1,500. $1,500 is an amount most professionals should be able to afford to spend on a good printer. While the Ultimaker 2+ measures 342 x 293 x 588 mm, it has a mass of about 11.3 kg.

  • 600 microns maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • 342 x 293 x 588 mm
  • 3 kg

Price: $1,460.00

Pros

  • Open source hardware and software
  • Great for professionals
  • High resolution

Cons

  • Open frame design

4. FlashForge Creator Pro 2017

The FlashForge Creator Pro 2017 has been around since 2017, and we deem this product a machine still worthwhile of buying this year, The FlashForge Creator Pro 2017 is a very good 3D printer that has a high rating on Amazon. Its maximum layer resolution is recorded to be 500 micros, and we are glad the printer did not disappoint in this aspect. Most products in its category have maximum layer resolution far less than 500 micros.

  • 500 micros maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • 526 x 360 x 389 mm

Price: $660.00

Pros

  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Noisy

5. LulzBot Mini

LulzBot 3D printers are products known to be directed at beginners of 3D printing, and the LulzBot Mini is one of them. Using the machine is very easy, and when tested with beginners, we found it to be one of the products beginners get along with easily. The LulzBot Mini weighs 11.33 kg. As regards it body dimension, this beginner-friendly printer measures 435 x 340 x 385 mm.

  • 500 micros maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • 435 x 340 x 385 mm

Price: $1,350.00

Pros

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Very easy to use
  • Open source

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Slow

6. CubePro Trio

The CubePro Trio is one of the best 3D printers you could possibly get for personal use. However, if you like this product, you have to get it as early as possible, as its supply has dropped significantly. In other words, we might not be seeing this product in the market anymore, after some time.

  • 300 micros maximum layer resolution
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • 578 x 591 x 578 mm

Price: $2,000.00

Pros

  • Outstanding capabilities
  • Great design
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Expensive to operate
  • Somewhat expensive

7. BEEVERYCREATIVE – BEETHEFIRST+

It is possible you have heard about the BEEVERYCREATIVE – BEETHEFIRST+. The product is a popular 3D printer with a lot of hype around it, and this machine is just as great as people claim it this be.

The BEEVERYCREATIVE – BEETHEFIRST+ promises to deliver a maximum layer resolution of 300 microns. This resolution is pretty small, compared to some other products. But let us not forget that this machine lies on the affordable side of the price spectrum.

  • 300 micros maximum layer resolution
  • 4000 x 140 x 400 mm
  • 5 kg

Price: $630.00

Pros

  • Pretty affordable
  • Very easy to use

Cons

  • Could be cheaper
  • Low build volume

8. LulzBot Taz 6

The LulzBot Taz 6 is another LulzBot beginner-friendly 3D printer. We can confidently state that this machine is a product that beginners would love. With this machine, you could do printing having a maximum layer resolution of 300 micros. If you desire it, you would make your layer as small as 75 micros.

  • 300 microns maximum layer resolution
  • 660 x 520 x 350 mm
  • 5 kg

Price: $1,999.00

Pros

  • Wide material support
  • Fast printing

Cons

  • Quite expensive

9. Geeetech A10

The Geeetech A10 is a pretty cheap 3D printer, and it is product that could make a nice birthday present for a kid that is 3D-printing inclined. Buying this machine would cost you about $220, a price we do not think would be too much for most people to afford.

  • STL and G.code file formats
  • 478 x 413 x 485 mm
  • 6 kg

Price: $219.00

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Wide platform support
  • Remote app
  • Easy to use

10. Monoprice Mini Delta

The Monoprice Mini Delta is another inexpensive 3D printer. Acquiring this machine is only going to cost about $160. If you do not plan using this product for heavy duty task, the Monoprice Mini Delta does not seem like a machine that would disappoint you.

  • Micro SD card support
  • USB port

Price: $159.99

Pros

  • PLA and ABS filament support
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Not for heavy-duty

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