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How much does a 3D printer cost?




Due to the increased competitiveness in the market, a very common question is how much does a 3D printer cost?

That is why below we describe some considerations to make the decision to acquire a 3D printer or a home printer since home 3D printers are increasingly accessible. Once the user's specific needs have been determined, it is possible to find a printer that fits at an affordable value. That is why below we show the prices of some "Economic" 3D printers

Here are some examples of different models of FDM and SLA printers for home use:


1. Within open source printers, the Anet A8 is the cheapest technology on the market at the moment. Developed in China by Shenzhen, it offers print volumes of 220 x 220 x 240mm with a precision of 0.1mm. It is delivered as a kit ready to be assembled at home, and since it is FDM technology, it is compatible with filaments such as ABS and PLA.

Cost: $2,982.57 pesos approximately.


2. On the other hand, the MP Select Mini V2 3D printer is a proprietary FDM technology that comes factory assembled and calibrated, ready to plug in and start printing your parts. It offers a print volume of 120 x 120 x 120 mm with a resolution between 100 and 300 microns.

Cost: 4,8496.71 pesos approximately.


3. We can also find models of printers designed for beginners, such is the case of the Creality brand with its famous Ender 3, but being efficient enough for use by experts. It is an ultra-compact FDM technology weighing just 1 kg that comes factory-ready in models limited to 220 x 220 x 250 mm with a minimum layer thickness of 50 microns.

Cost: 7,274.57 pesos approximately.


4. A revolutionary brand today is undoubtedly the Anycubic brand, the FFF technology generally whose models Mega X or Mega Pro (with laser engraving), however, the favorite model of the Chinese manufacturer Anycubic is the Mega X that works with almost any filament like ABS, TPU, PLA and more. It has a print volume of 30 x 30 x 30.5 cm and a resolution of .05 - .3 mm

Cost: $12,000 pesos approximately.


5. For its part, SLA technology generally has higher prices than FDM printers, however, the Chinese manufacturer Anycubic launched Photon Zero which works with cheaper resins. It has a print volume of 97 x 54 x 150 mm and a resolution of 10 microns.

Cost: $4,098 pesos approximately.


If you have doubts about which printer to choose, do not hesitate to contact us at contact@maerospacertc.com, since, as we have mentioned in previous blogs, it can be difficult to select the appropriate one depending on the complexity of your pieces, as well as the desired material.

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