Category Archives: $300 – $1000

How To Get Started With 3D Printers

In this review we’re going to refer to the Makerbot 5th Generation Replicator. We’ll also talk about some of the basics about how 3D printing works and some of the things that you want to take into account when purchasing a 3D printer.
An Overall Summary Of 3D Printing
So how does a 3D printer work exactly? […]

UP Mini Fully Assembled 3D Printer Review

The UP Mini Fully Assembled 3D Printer has been around for quite some time now, and given my experience as an industrial designer who has been in the 3D printing industry for quite a few years, I have to say that this is one of the best pre-assembled units for its value. Print quality is […]

QIDI Tech I Dual Extruder Desktop 3D Printer Full Review

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With all of the versions and manufacturers out there in the up-and-coming 3D printer market, I found myself going back and forth. I’m a complete novice to 3D printing and purchasing the QIDI Tech I Dual Extruder Desktop 3D Printer was my first 3D printer purchase. I wanted to find something that required very minimal […]

Robo 3D R1Plus 3D Printer Full Review

Right off the bat, you’ll notice one of the incredible features of the Robo 3D R1 Plus 3D Printer is that it’s very easy to calibrate. With a multipoint auto leveling feature, you’re ensured that with very little effort you’ll get high-quality prints. Not only that, but adjusting additional settings and other calibrations can be done […]

Q3D ThreeUp Version 2 3D Printer Kit Full Review

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The Q3D ThreeUp Version 2 3D Printer is one of the best entry level 3D printers on the market. With both dual and synchronized z-axis motors, its secure screws and nuts allow for rock-solid performance at incredibly high printing speeds. Not only that, but the X gantry in the 2nd version has been reinforced to […]

XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer Review

It took me a while to receive my new XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer, but it was definitely worth it. Upon opening the package, I already received a good impression due to the wiring neatly aligned and secured. However, I already noticed a problem with my first unit – it wouldn’t feed the […]

Printrbot Metal Simple 3D Printer Kit Review

The Printrbot Metal Simple 3D Printer was released on April 10th, 2014 as an all-metal version that was expected to be an upgrade from their previous yet popular Simple Wood 3D Printer. Eventually their old model was renamed to Simple Maker’s Edition and then the Printerbot decided to tack on Simple on its name as well. […]

HICTOP Prusa I3 3D Desktop Printer Review

If you’re currently trying to decide what’s the best 3D printer to buy on the market at a lower budget, look no further than the HICTOP Prusa I3 3D Desktop Printer. Before making this purchase, I literally spent hours on-end looking through every option. Reviews form other customers were an integral part to my decision-making process. […]