Budget 3D printing
Ever since the consumer 3D printing boom of the early to mid-2010s, entry-level FFF 3D printers have become cheaper and cheaper as more hardware manufacturers have entered the market. Ten years ago, machines like the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic were considered ultra-affordable at under $1,500; today, one can buy a machine with similar specs for well under $500.
Printing quality and reliability fall short compared with mid-range or high-end machines, but some budget 3D printers, some of which cost $300 or less, can offer surprisingly advanced features like heated print beds or dual extruders.
Featured budget 3D printer
|Material||Thermoplastics > Standard (PLA, ABS…)|
|Build volume||180 × 180 × 180 mm7.09 × 7.09 × 7.09 in|