Budget 3D Printers: Our Favorite DIY Selections
Looking for affordable 3D printers for DIY enthusiasts? Check out our 2018 buyer’s guide for our top three selections priced at less than $500. These models take only 5 minutes for beginners to set up and offer a variety of features.
Alfawise U10 ranks highly among budget 3D printers, boasting a high build volume of 400 mm x 400 mm x 500 mm at an affordable price. It offers a heated 3D print bed and nozzle which allows it to 3D print a variety of materials including ABS, Nylon, PLA, and TPU. The aluminum alloy frame delivers stability and stable support as you print.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the U10, consider the Alfawise U20. Alfawise U20 delivers a high-cost performance ratio and features a large build volume at 300 mm x 300 mm x 400 mm. For any DIY enthusiast, this 3D printer is made to take on large projects. It features a touch screen along with two resume functions to prevent imperfections or failure as a result of filament run-out or a power outage.
For a smaller option, consider the TEVO Flash. It features a high precision bearing the is designed to ensure accurate print dimension. A proximity sensor improves the homing accuracy. With a print volume of 235 mm x 235 mm x 250 mm, it also features a 0.4 mm nozzle along with a Volcano hot end, which delivers fast flow rates and thick extrusions. The large AC heated build plate heats up to 90°C in just 90 seconds so there are no long waits for it to heat up to the preferred temperature.
Which of these 3D printers do you think offers the best value? Share your likes and dislikes in the comments below!