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Buying Guide 3D Printers Buying Guide

3D Printers Buying Guide

The advent of 3D printers has made people's desire to turn their ideas into reality finally take shape. Education, art, industry, architecture, etc. 


Topics in this buying guide:
  • What is a 3D Printer?
  • Features of 3D Printer
  • 5 things to consider before buying 3D Printers.
  • 3 best 3D Printer in 2020
  • What is 3D Printers?

    3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology, also known as Additive Manufacturing.

    It is a technology based on digital model files, using powder-like metal or plastic and other adhesive materials to construct objects by printing layer by layer. 3D printers can generate parts of any shape directly from computer graphics data without machining or any molds, thus greatly shortening the product development cycle, increasing productivity and reducing production costs.

    If you want, you can anything possible through 3D printing. 

    Education: it can visualize the contents of books, and make the deep knowledge easy to understand through 3D printing models, making it easier for children to learn. 

    Art: help art lovers develop their imagination, and can help display the highly artistic design and accurate image through 3D printers. 

    Industry: quickly and accurately convert the design in the computer into a model, manufacture part molds, or print out assembled objects, greatly reducing research and development time. 

    Architecture: Architectural models were built by hand and took a long time in the past, now with 3D printing technology, you can quickly print the architectural model you want through a 3D printer.


    Features of 3D Printers

    Print Size

    According to the maximum range that the X, Y and Z axis can move, determine the size that the machine can print. 

    Simple Operation

    Whether the printer is simple to assemble, the print settings are simple, and the customer can directly operate.

    Resumption

    After Power-off & Out-of-material Detection Resumption after power-off if there is a sudden power outage, the printer will follow the unfinished printing instructions, no need reprinting, saving time and materials. Out-of-material detection: early warning and replacement of insufficient materials to improve printing speed.

    Leveling Calibration

    Manual leveling: adjust the horizontal direction of the hot bed manually. Automatic leveling: the machine automatically adjusts the horizontal direction of the hot bed.


    5 Things to Consider Before Buying 3D Printers


    Purpose of product use

    What types of things do you want to print? Just as a hobby? Or do you want to use it in business and sell your model? Or do you want to use it in education? Industrial? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before you start looking for relevant information.


    Budget 

    In most cases, 3D printers are priced based on the performance and quality of the machine itself. Think about what a 3D printer will mean for you, estimate your price in advance. Then choose the best 3D printer for your price range. Consumables will be your main expense in the future, so a 3D printer that is compatible with multiple consumable types will be the best choice. 


    Supported consumables

    3D printer consumables are mainly divided into PLD, ABS, PETG, TPU and wood. If you tend to use multiple types of materials in your model, you must first ensure that you find a compatible 3D printer. Only in this way can you complete the printing task. 


    Print speed, accuracy, and layer thickness

    The three parameters of speed, accuracy, and layer thickness are related to each other. The finer the accuracy of 3D printing, the smaller the layer thickness, but the slower the printing speed. When the printing speed becomes faster, the thicker the layer is, the rougher the model is. When printing the model, you can balance the parameters according to the model effect. 


    Nozzle diameter

    Generally, the nozzle diameters of 3D printers are 0.4mm and 0.8mm. The larger the diameter of the nozzle, the thicker the consumables that are printed on a layer, the less the level of printing, the less the number of nozzle movements and the printing time quick. If you want to make the texture of the printed model surface more fine, use a small diameter nozzle.


    3 Best LCD 3D Printers in 2020


    With the continuous development of the 3D printing industry, 3D printer models are also emerging. Major manufacturers continue to introduce new ones. 3D printing research and development technology is constantly improving, producing a large number of high-performance and high-precision 3D printers. Here we have organized 3 best LCD 3D Printers for you.

    Brand modelNOVA3D LCD 3D PrinterCreality LD-002R LCD 3D PrinterLOTMAXX CH-10 LCD 3D Printer
    Price$379.99$279.99$369.99
    Print size130 x 70 x 150mm119 x 65 x 160mm120 x 68 x 155mm
    Print speed30 - 40mm/h50 - 70mm/h20mm / h 
    print layer thicknes0.025 - 0.100mm 0.02 - 0.05mm0.025 - 0.1 mm 
    Touch screen4.3 inch3.5 inch3.5 inch
    Print materialResinResinResin
    Why buy thisSupport automatic / manual leveling
    Intelligent cooling and cooling
    Uniform light source to ensure print quality
    2K solid-state display system with high accuracy
    Super carbon filtering system to reduce printing odor
    Uniform light source to ensure print quality
    Fast slicing speed, automatic detection
    Support edge anti-aliasing setting, easy to operate
    Hollow model can save resin
    Support hierarchical preview of the model
    Quiet printing



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