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The 11 best all in one (AIO) 3D printers in 2017


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What are the best all-in-one 3D printers in 2017?

All-in-one 3D printers are basically 3D printers which include additional fabrication technologies, besides 3D printing. Just like smartphones have evolved to powerful devices which can shoot HD videos and browse the web, some 3D printers are now multi-functional machines that can do much more than just 3D print. These so called AIO 3D printers boast additional features to 3D printing, such as 3D scanning, CNC milling, laser engraving and more. You can think of an all-in-one 3D printer as a swiss army knife for makers, the ultimate multi-tool for fablabs.

There are quite a few models of all-in-one 3D printers in the market. That’s why we decided to make a comprehensive list: the 11 best all-in-one (AIO) 3D printers in 2017.  In this list, we focused on AIO 3D printers under $7,000.

AIO 3D printer functionalities

We divided our list of the best all in one 3D printers based on the added functionalities (besides 3D printing) that each 3D printer has:

  • CNC milling
  • Laser engraving
  • Laser cutting
  • 3D scanning (3D printer laser scanner)
  • Paste extrusion (syringe 3D printers)

Although several 3D printers include additional functionalities such as vinyl and hot-wire cutting, these five are the most common among AIO 3D printers.

About this author

Martin Lansard

Martin Lansard is Aniwaa’s CEO and co-founder. Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he manages the team and operations while overseeing the company’s strategy and growth. Highly organized and methodical, he makes sure to infuse these qualities throughout the company. Martin studied Management at EDHEC Business School and Loyola Marymount University in California. In 2008, he joined Google in Ireland then moved to New York 2 years later to join the company’s Marketing department. After working for 5 years at the tech giant, Martin chose to dedicate himself full-time to Aniwaa.