3D printing is one of those things that are on the break of mainstream popularity. Although having a 3D printer at home is still considered foreign to many people, many are waking up to the fantastic and seamless technology that is 3d printing.
More and more people that I know are beginning to show an interest in 3d printers and what they are capable of. Some people, however, express an interest in 3d printing but are quickly overwhelmed with how much they are expected to know and learn in order to bring their ideas to life.
Here at Go3d, we have put time and effort into researching various printers to find one that is suitable for beginners, easy to use and get started with, and most importantly is cost-efficient.
Below, we are going to go over 2 of the best 3d printers of 2019 that we believe are both cost-efficient and easy for beginners to jump into and have a play around with.
Flashforge Adventurer 3/Monoprice Voxel
This printer is great for those who are on a budget and are looking at balancing price, user simplicity and most importantly, the print quality.
Flashforge is the manufacturer of the Adventurer 3, while the Monoprice Voxel version is the exact same thing, the only difference being that it is sold under a different name, so don’t be too concerned if you are trying to decide whether to choose the Adventurer 3 or the Monoprice Voxel because they are literally the same thing.
It’s not the nicest means for 3D printing, but it has a fully-enclosed printing area, a simple touchscreen interface and a flexible heated print bed that lets you create quality prints with ease and minimal effort.
The most important thing about these printers is that the setup is so easy and simple that you can be up and printing in less than 30 minutes after opening the packaging. The Wi-Fi connection on this particular printer isn’t the best, but there’s a USB port right on the front panel for importing your files to the machine via thumb drive so the Wi-Fi connection strength is not a huge issue.
The only other downside to this printer is that the enclosed filament housing only takes half-size 0.5kg rolls, which can be annoying because normally, they take 1.0kg rolls. Again, this is not a huge deal.
Monoprice Select Mini V2
Don’t let the low price fool you. This is a full-featured 3D printer, and a great first step in the wide world of 3D printers.
Monoprice is well known for selling printers with a less expensive entry-level design, like the Mini Delta, but this is far more superior in every way.
Unlike the previous printer/s we mentioned, It is a lot more difficult to set up and use than some of the more expensive models. The print surface is exposed, so your prints are more vulnerable to being damaged by weather or even children.
This printer requires a lot of tweaking, calibrating and troubleshooting to get quality results. Despite the inevitable learning curb that comes form this printer, it is reasonably priced for those who find that they are on a budget.
If you are wanting to get into 3d printing and don’t know where to start, these machines are something that we would highly recommend.
Know of any other quality 3d printers you can get on a budget? Let us know in the comments below!