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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.