Top Best 6 3D Printer Options: 3D Printers, 3D Filament in December 2021

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MakerBot - 1.75mm PETG Specialty Filament - Clear

PETG, or polyethylene terephthalate glycol, is a transparent filament with a glossy finish. In addition to being environmentally friendly and recyclable, PETG has more flexible strength than ABS. This filament also utilizes Smart Spool, which provides material type, color, and amount remaining information via an RFID chip to MakerBot Print.

The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Bryan, 10 out of 10

    Awesome products! Will certainly buy this again !!!!!

    Sep 13, 2021 18:46
  • 10score
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    MakerBot - Replicator + Wireless 3D Printer - Black

    The MakerBot Replicator+ combines unparalleled performance with superior results and lasting reliability. Re-engineered, the Replicator+ prints high-quality concept models faster, easier, and with a bigger build volume. For greater reliability, the Smart Extruder+ comes standard and key components within the printer are redesigned with stiffer materials and a sturdier construction.

    6 Features
  • Single extruder prints 1 color at a time: The extruder melts filament (a thin string of plastic) and then deposits the molten material one layer at a time to build your 3D print.
  • Be sure you have the right cartridge: Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›
  • 11.6" x 7.7" x 6.5" maximum build volume: Offers an ample build area for creating a variety of objects.
  • 100 microns (0.1mm) minimum layer height: Lays the filaments down in thin layers to produce polished prints.
  • USB, LAN, Wi-Fi(n) and USB host connectivity: Helps streamline your workflow by allowing you to print from a variety of connected compatible devices.
  • Accepts STL, OBJ, THING, and more file formats: For flexibility.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by N123, 10 out of 10
    This 3d printer is great

    The 3d printer is a great machine the quality of the printer is great.

    Aug 23, 2019 16:45
  • Review by TrainLoverRich, 10 out of 10
    This is one awsome 3D printer.very happy with the

    The prints great quality pieces! More than I expected and very reliable! Glad I purchased it!

    Nov 24, 2017 20:17
  • Review by DWalk, 8 out of 10
    Understand what you're buying

    Printer is relatively slow considering the price. Makerbot app needs work. Very neat product for a creative mind. Can be a little noisy. Start with a more inexpensive model if you're not familiar with these.

    Jan 11, 2021 01:36
  • Review by Vane, 8 out of 10
    Great Product

    I am still learning how to use it, so far the app they have on the Ipad is not compatible with the printer and the kids have to do some more steps to print their projects

    May 21, 2017 09:39
  • Review by NIck09131, 10 out of 10
    Awesome new printer

    we love our new 3d printer, it is much faster and efficient than previous models

    May 05, 2017 08:57
  • Review by IPHONE, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Product

    I replaced an old printer and this one is great to

    Dec 19, 2018 17:14
  • 9.4score
    MakerBot 1.75mm PLA Precision Filament for Method - White

    PLA is a great material for early concept models because it is easy to use, office-friendly, and works great with breakaway supports which print faster and can be removed faster than dissolvable supports. PLA is a corn-based plastic and is considered biodegradable under industrial processes.

    3 Features
  • Dimmensional Accuracy: Finished part dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in)
  • Support Material: MakerBot PVA, Breakaway Supports
  • Flexural Modulus: 377,000 psi, 2,600 Mpa
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Samplefrd3, 8 out of 10

    Decent however a little pricy. But works well enough.

    May 03, 2021 16:40
  • 8.0score
    XYZprinting - da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3 in 1 Wireless 3D Printer/ 3D Scanner/ Upgradable Laser Engraver - Blue/White

    About Us: Founded in 2013 by electronics conglomerate, New Kinpo Group, XYZprinting is on an ambitious mission to integrate 3D printing into our offices, schools and homes for use in daily life. 3D Printers for Everyone: With a focus on developing high-quality affordable, accessible and easy-to-use 3D printers and peripherals, XYZprinting has experienced rapid growth to become the world’s largest 3D printer manufacturer, covering more than a fifth of the global market. We have offices across Europe, the US, Japan, Thailand, China, South Korea and Taiwan, with more on the way. 8,500 Engineers, One Vision: Our worldwide R&D team consists of an incredible force of more than 8,500 engineers, working tirelessly to break down the barriers to 3D printer ownership. Coupled with XYZprinting-owned factories, their unrivalled expertise enables us to quickly implement the latest trends and technologies, and develop the most advanced consumer-grade, professional and industrial 3D printer product ranges on the market, all while maintaining our unbeatable prices. New Kinpo Group: New Kinpo is one of the three major sub-groups under the Kinpo Group. The Kinpo Group was established in 1973, is a front runner of Taiwan’s electronics industry. It has 23 subsidiaries, 7 of which are publicly listed corporations, and a total of one hundred and twenty thousand employees. The overall sales revenue of the Kinpo Group reached US$30 billion.

    5 Features
  • 3D Printing: Non-heated bed, press-and-release extruder, auto-feeding filament system, Environmentally-friendly and non-toxic filament (1.75mm PLA), 0.3mm diameter extruder that produces higher resolution prints (Optional Add-on)
  • 3D Scanning: 360-degree rotating platform for full object scanning, Rapid scanning in just 5 minutes, High-resolution laser module, Scan size: 3 x 3 cm ~ 12 x 12 cm, Scan resolution : 0.25 mm
  • Laser Engraver (Optional): Engrave your own creative path on various materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, wood, and plastic. Output Power 350 mW ±10% Engraving area is 15 cm X 15 cm. **Requires Additional Laser Engraver Module Purchase**
  • NFC Chip Filaments: The NFC chip is attached to the filament spool ring and sends optimal pre-set print settings to the 3D printer. **NFC Open Smart Tag available for additional purchase to upgrade your printer to print 3rd party filaments.**
  • XYZmaker Suite Software: Use the XYZprint, XYZengrave, and XYZscan software to 3D print, engrave, and 3D scan. Use the XYZ3DKit All-in-one 3D design software for modeling, preparing, and printing 3D models on your desktop.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ASteamFan, 10 out of 10

    I have been enjoying making little figures and game pieces. It is fun to use it took me a little while to figure out how to properly put the filament in, but once I figured out it worked great.

    Mar 05, 2021 21:39
  • Review by Farmer, 8 out of 10
    Good for a novice

    Good for. Novice. Teenage was able to hook everything up and use without an issue

    Dec 20, 2017 17:09
  • Review by InstructorTJ, 10 out of 10
    Awesome printer

    Good unit if you need one that does alot, works flawless

    Apr 16, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Kevin, 8 out of 10
    Good printer for beginners.

    Printer works good, the only thing is the wireless connectivity only works sometimes.

    Jul 17, 2019 23:49
  • Review by Mike, 2 out of 10
    It doesnt scan very good

    no instruction or help for problem it wont scan small items

    Aug 25, 2018 04:46
  • 7.6score
    XYZprinting - da Vinci mini w+ Wireless 3D Printer

    Produce homemade decor, toys and other wonderful items with this wireless XYZprinting da Vinci mini w+ 3D printer. It connects to your Wi-Fi network for convenient setup, and the companion software provides optimal print settings for accurate results. This XYZprinting da Vinci mini w+ 3D printer uses biodegradable, DEHP-free PLA filaments for safety.

    9 Features
  • Single extruder prints one color at a time: The extruder melts the filament (a thin string of plastic) and then deposits the molten material one layer at a time to build your 3D print.
  • Small size, big print volume: With a 5.9" x 5.9" x 5.9" aluminum print bed, print bigger and higher quality objects on a smaller printer.
  • Up to 100 microns (0.1mm) minimum layer height: Lays the filament down in extremely thin layers to give you incredibly smooth prints. You can also choose a 200-, 300- or 400-micron setting if you need a faster and less detailed result.
  • Supports a variety of filament materials: Accepts PLA, PETG and tough PLA filament.
  • USB 2.0 interface: Easily connect it to your compatible PC or Mac. The SD card slot provides easy printing without PC or Mac connection and supports cards up to 32GB (SD card included).
  • Wi-Fi connectivity: Wireless access to your home or office network.
  • Compatible with a variety of operating systems: Including Microsoft Windows 7 or later and macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Lightweight and transportable: Weighing less than 18 lbs., da Vinci mini w+ is light enough to easily move around your house.
  • Safe for your home: Meeting UL, CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM standards and using biodegradable and DEHP-free PLA print material, this printer has been built with safety in mind.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Andrewj995, 10 out of 10
    Good first buy printer!

    This is my first personal 3D printer and I haven’t stopped using it!!

    The manufacturer recommends applying a tad bit of school glue stick to the print bed, I use hairspray instead (read it on another website) and it works much better, in my opinion. I just use a piece of paper to cover up the fan, extruded, and other moving parts.

    I have already ordered $300+ worth of material and supplies from XYZ’z website.

    I like their printing software, mobile compatibility, print time, noise level, and so on.

    I did find one minor flaw with the printer’s mobile printing capabilities. I found that on iOS the XYZprint HUB does not work to print, for me, instead I use the XYZgallery app.

    Also, the XYZgallery (online and in the application) is useless, it essentially doesn’t work. Use Thingiverse, they have just about anything you can think of!

    Jan 24, 2021 08:53
  • Review by Lukridus, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy for what I wanted

    Great for the beginner and intro to 3D printing. Easy setup and very fast compared to other printers. When buying a 3D printer is important to do your homework and buy one that suits your needs. The price of this one is very good and good quality prints. The thing you want to think about first is how much the PLA is from XYZ since you have to use their spools, but for the quality and price of this machine it is definitely worth it and love the decision I made when buying this 3D printer.

    Feb 27, 2021 20:25
  • Review by Rob4BestBuy, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    Came fully assembled, easy to hook up, running it with WiFi , within 20 minutes ( mostly software updates) my 13 yo son was printing models. Great value, looks and feels like a solid instrument. Perfect for beginner learning 3D modeling.

    Jun 18, 2021 16:26
  • Review by Creativeboymom, 8 out of 10
    3D printing

    We got this for our son that turned 11. He was so excited to make 3D objects. Having fun learning and creating. The only thing I was disappointed with is how expensive the filaments are to buy separate for more colors.

    Apr 03, 2021 06:24
  • Review by TnBChild, 10 out of 10
    Nice entry level #D Printer

    Great entry level 3d printer. Teenager loves printing things. Made a small car!

    Nov 09, 2021 08:43
  • Review by Photo, 8 out of 10

    Got this so my kids can be creative and they love it. We are still learning how to use it but so far everyone having fun.

    Jan 29, 2021 21:34
  • Review by Tunu, 4 out of 10
    Ok for small solid objects

    It might be good if you want to print basic shapes and small items. The biggest issue is the tray moves to fast to print quickly so after a few mins the object moves from its location and you have cancel print. I tried applying glue like they mention and it gets stuck so hard that the tray cover gets messed up.

    Had to go back to the store!

    Sep 17, 2021 16:24
  • Review by eville1983, 6 out of 10

    great for beginners. dont expect detailed prints. this is for basic 3d objects.

    Aug 30, 2021 10:09
  • 7.6score
    XYZprinting - da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3F1AWXUS00K 3D Printer - Red/Black

    XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3D Printer: Unlock your creative side with this 3D printer, which also features laser engraving (additional accessory needed - Sold Separately) for customizing your designs. The heated aluminum build platform is ideal for ABS or PLA filaments, and the extruder prints layers between 100 and 400 microns thick to suit your needs.

    7 Features
  • 3D printer for creating a variety of items: Utilize ABS or PLA filament in either a spool or a cartridge for flexibility as you invent. Also features laser engraving (additional accessory needed - Sold Separately) for customizing your designs.
  • Wireless and mobile printing capability: Connect this printer to your computer easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your compatible mobile devices.
  • 7.8"L x 7.8"W x 7.8"H heated aluminum build platform: Enables printing of 7.8" high items with layers between 100 and 400 microns thick to suit your needs.
  • Accepts spools or cartridges of 1.75mm filament: Filament is included to get you started.
  • Prints 60 - 120mm per second*: So you can quickly enjoy the finished products.
  • LCD screen: Preview your inventions on the screen, and make adjustments before you print.
  • USB 2.0 port: For simple wired connection to your computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by rivan, 8 out of 10
    great 3d printer for an architecture student

    Its has a great quality for printing. i mainly use it for my architectural projects

    Jan 08, 2016 19:06
  • Review by FTSS, 2 out of 10

    waste of time, money, and hard drive space (took like 8 different programs to remotely make anything in 3d modals.) honestly dont buy it so many others that offer more for less.

    Sep 07, 2021 18:08
  • Review by Rebecca, 8 out of 10
    Good print quality

    Nice print quality, easy to load, but jams easily.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:28
  • Review by Woester, 4 out of 10
    Good Printer at first

    Started out loving the printer the print quality was good, the ability to use 3rd party filaments is a welcome change to the DaVinci line of printers. Then the problems started, it stopped loading filament it would load all the way to the extruder but it would stop short of going into the hot end. Then the Bowden tube fitting broke right past the extruder which allowed the filament tube to move and not push filament into the hot end. I gave up on the problems and took it back beings I only had it 2 weeks.

    Jan 30, 2016 07:24
  • Review by JandL1013, 2 out of 10
    Becareful with this company

    So I was very happy with how Best Buy handled the issue I had the unit that I received would not calibrate to allow me to level the print bed which is an essential step in being able to actually print an item. I went through all the steps online in the support section and emailed the company to open a support case on a Friday. They did not get back to me till Monday with a response of it sounds like the extruder was not installed correctly please remove it reset the machine then try the calibration again. They give me no help on how to do that I had to look that up myself. It did not work so I replied that the solution did not fix the issue. I was then told to call and speak with tech support directly. After spending 4 hrs on the phone with them they had determined that there was a warp in the print bed and I needed to send it in to be serviced. The cost was $100 for shipping. It didn't matter that I had just bought the product or not. With no guarantee that once the replaced the print bed it would fix the solution.

    Jun 13, 2016 09:24
  • Review by Dawgfan, 10 out of 10
    2nd time purchase

    I purchased this as a gift because I purchased myself one last year and have had zero issues with it. I have done a poor job with cleaning and maintenance. Well, I haven't done any of that since I have had it. And I haven't had any issues at all and I've got hundreds of hours of print time so far. So it was a no brainer to purchase, especially at the sale price.

    Dec 20, 2016 02:02
  • Review by morrob, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    Great product. Calibration of bed can be tough but makes amazing prints. Blue painters tape on bed holds ABS in place great during prints

    May 17, 2017 17:11
  • Review by Wilson, 10 out of 10
    Better than a started 3d printer

    This was a Christmas gift. It took a couple times of playing with it to master it. Now, I have plastics things everywhere. It is a fun printer and does a great job. The only issue and it is with all of them is getting tape on the print bed without bubbles or overlap.

    Jan 30, 2017 10:33
  • 6.4score