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5 Best 3D Printers in the US - November 2019

Updated 16 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best 3D printers

Which Are the Best 3D Printers?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best 3D printers? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best 3D printers are:

  • 1) Dremel 3D20 -
  • 2) Flashforge Finder - $349.00 Walmart
  • 3) XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 - $349.00 Overstock
  • 4) LulzBot Mini - $1,500.00 Walmart
  • 5) MakerBot Replicator+ - $1,948.99 Walmart

What 3D Printer to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 3D printers currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy
Dremel 3D20 Flashforge Finder XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 LulzBot Mini MakerBot Replicator+
Dremel 3D20 Flashforge Finder XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 LulzBot Mini MakerBot Replicator+
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$349.00 Buy Now
Walmart
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$349.00 Buy Now
Overstock
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$1,500.00 Buy Now
Walmart
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$1,948.99 Buy Now
Walmart
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0.1mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.02mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.5mm
MAX LAYER
0.05mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
97
Reviews
11 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
126 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
40 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A critically acclaimed and fully loaded 3D printer, with a very good price. Our review analysis indicates that this 3D printer has great print quality, it's very easy to use and strong, and durable. A top-rated and top-quality fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with a very fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this 3D printer isreally easy to use and to setup, and quiet. The highest scoring 3D printer under $500. An award winning and fully featured dual-nozzle filament 3D printer, with a reasonable price. Purchasers report that it has great materials, it's compact and really well made. An award winning and fully featured fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer iswell designed, reliable but expensive.
4 Reasons For
Card Reader
Better Kagoo Score
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
4 Reasons For
Card Reader
$1,151 Cheaper
Better Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
4 Reasons For
80% Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness
Card Reader
$1,151 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
4 Reasons For
A Lot Faster Maximum Vertical Build Speed
45% Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness
Three More Awards
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
2 Reasons For
Three More Awards
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Not Currently Available
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
6 Reasons Against
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Lower Expert Review Score
Slightly Lower User Review Score
Worse PC Mag Review Score
6 Reasons Against
Hugely Slower Maximum Vertical Build Speed
20% Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
38% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Does Not Have a Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,151 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Moderately Lower Expert Review Score
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
40% Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
45% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,600 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
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Dremel 3D20

Dremel 3D20

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Dremel 3D20
0.1mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The Dremel 3D20 has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of $0.00 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Dremel 3D20.

Features We Love:
Card reader

A critically acclaimed and fully loaded 3D printer, with a very good price. Our review analysis indicates that this 3D printer has great print quality, it's very easy to use and strong, and durable.

97
Reviews
11 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Dremel 3D20 has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 11 reviews.

Dremel 3D20 01 3D Printer Honest Review 2017
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Dremel 3D20

Card Reader

The Dremel 3D20 has a card reader, and so do the Flashforge Finder and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0, whereas the LulzBot Mini and the MakerBot Replicator+ do not. More ...

Some 3D printers have an integrated card read that will accept a standard sized memory card.

This allows the 3D printer to read data on memory cards, which are an easy way of transferring blueprints to the device.

Better Kagoo Score

The Dremel 3D20 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, but the Flashforge Finder scored 89, the LulzBot Mini scored 81, the MakerBot Replicator+ scored only 77 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 scored 85.

Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better

The average expert review score of the Dremel 3D20 is 85% based on 4 reviews, but the average rating of the Flashforge Finder is 79% (based on 8 reviews), the average rating of the LulzBot Mini is 84% (based on 7 reviews) and the average rating of the MakerBot Replicator+ is 75% (based on 27 reviews).

User Reviews Are Slightly Better

The average user review score of the Dremel 3D20 is 94% based on 7 reviews, but the average rating of the Flashforge Finder is 92% (based on 118 reviews), the average rating of the LulzBot Mini is 80% (based on 8 reviews) and the average rating of the MakerBot Replicator+ is 71% (based on 13 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Dremel 3D20

Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The Dremel 3D20 is a 0.1 max layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.3mm smaller than the LulzBot Mini, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.4mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The Dremel 3D20 has a minimum layer thickness of 0.1, and so does the MakerBot Replicator+. That's 0.08mm thicker than the LulzBot Mini and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.02mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Viewing Window

The Dremel 3D20 has a viewing window, and so do the Flashforge Finder, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0, whereas the LulzBot Mini does not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Not Currently Available

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Over Three Years Older

The Dremel 3D20 is older than the Flashforge Finder by three years, older than the LulzBot Mini by three years, older than the MakerBot Replicator+ by 17 months and older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 by 21 months.

Worse Brand

Dremel 3D printers have an average rating of only 82%, however Flashforge has an average rating of 95%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ichip.ru and Chip.de both gave the Dremel 3D20 a lower review score. More ...

Ichip.ru: Dremel 3D20 = 78% vs Flashforge Finder = 79%

Chip.de: Dremel 3D20 = 80% vs Flashforge Finder = 81%

Flashforge Finder

$349.00
Walmart

Flashforge Finder

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Flashforge Finder

The Flashforge Finder has a Kagoo Score of 89. With a price tag of $349.00 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Flashforge Finder.

Features We Love:
Card reader

A top-rated and top-quality fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with a very fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this 3D printer isreally easy to use and to setup, and quiet.

96
Reviews
126 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Flashforge Finder has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 126 reviews.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Flashforge Finder

Card Reader

The Flashforge Finder has a card reader, and so do the Dremel 3D20 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0, whereas the LulzBot Mini and the MakerBot Replicator+ do not. More ...

Some 3D printers have an integrated card read that will accept a standard sized memory card.

This allows the 3D printer to read data on memory cards, which are an easy way of transferring blueprints to the device.

$1,151 Cheaper

The Flashforge Finder costs $349.00, whereas the LulzBot Mini is $1,500.00 and the MakerBot Replicator+ is $1,948.99.

Better Brand

Flashforge 3D printers have an average rating of 95%, however Dremel only has an average rating of 82%, LulzBot only has an average rating of 79.5%, MakerBot only has an average rating of 61% and XYZ Printing only has an average rating of 81.6%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Ichip.ru and Chip.de both gave the Flashforge Finder a better review score. More ...

Ichip.ru: Flashforge Finder = 79% vs Dremel 3D20 = 78%

Chip.de: Flashforge Finder = 81% vs Dremel 3D20 = 80%

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Flashforge Finder

Viewing Window

The Flashforge Finder has a viewing window, and so do the Dremel 3D20, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0, whereas the LulzBot Mini does not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Flashforge Finder has received a Kagoo Score of 89, but the Dremel 3D20 scored 90.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 seller sell the Flashforge Finder, however 2 shops sell the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this 3D printer remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower Expert Review Score

The Flashforge Finder only has an average expert rating of 79%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 4 reviews) and the LulzBot Mini has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 7 reviews).

Slightly Lower User Review Score

The Flashforge Finder has an average user rating of 92%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 7 reviews).

Worse PC Mag Review Score

PC Mag's review score for the Flashforge Finder was only 70%, however the LulzBot Mini's rating was 80% and the MakerBot Replicator+'s rating was 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Finder in the US is $349.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$349.00
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XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0

$349.00
Overstock

XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0

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XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0
0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.02mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $349.00 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 or read our article on whether you should buy a XYZ Printing 3D printer.

Features We Love:
Big maximum layer thickness (0.4mm)
Thinner than average minimum layer thickness (0.02mm)
Card reader

The highest scoring 3D printer under $500.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

4 Reasons For for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci Jr. 1.0

80% Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness

XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is 0.02 min layer thickness. That's 0.08mm thinner than the Dremel 3D20, the LulzBot Mini and the MakerBot Replicator+ (0.1mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Card Reader

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has a card reader, and so do the Dremel 3D20 and the Flashforge Finder, however the LulzBot Mini and the MakerBot Replicator+ do not. More ...

Some 3D printers have an integrated card read that will accept a standard sized memory card.

This allows the 3D printer to read data on memory cards, which are an easy way of transferring blueprints to the device.

$1,151 Cheaper

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is $1,151 cheaper than the LulzBot Mini and $1,599.99 cheaper than the MakerBot Replicator+.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci Jr. 1.0

Hugely Slower Maximum Vertical Build Speed

XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is only 100 max vertical build speed, but the LulzBot Mini is a 275mm/sec max vertical build speed 3D printer (175mm/sec faster). More ...

'Maximum vertical build speed' indicates the fastest possible speed the 3D printer is capable of achieving.

The faster the build speed of your 3D printer, the faster it can finish print jobs and create models.

20% Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has a maximum layer thickness of 0.4. That's 0.1mm bigger than the Dremel 3D20, the LulzBot Mini and the MakerBot Replicator+ (0.3mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Viewing Window

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has a viewing window, and so do the Dremel 3D20, the Flashforge Finder and the MakerBot Replicator+, however the LulzBot Mini does not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Dremel 3D20 scored 90 and the Flashforge Finder scored 89.

Over One Year Older

The XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is older than the Flashforge Finder by 18 months and older than the LulzBot Mini by 18 months.

Worse Brand

XYZ Printing 3D printers have an average rating of only 81.6%, but Dremel has an average rating of 82% and Flashforge has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 in the US is $349.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$349.00
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LulzBot Mini

$1,500.00
Walmart

LulzBot Mini

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LulzBot Mini
0.5mm
MAX LAYER
0.05mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS

The LulzBot Mini has a Kagoo Score of 81. However with a price tag of $1,500.00 this 3D printer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LulzBot Mini.

Features We Love:
Big maximum layer thickness (0.5mm)
Very thin minimum layer thickness (0.05mm)
Fast maximum vertical build speed (275mm/sec)

An award winning and fully featured dual-nozzle filament 3D printer, with a reasonable price. Purchasers report that it has great materials, it's compact and really well made.

95
Reviews
15 Reviews + 3 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LulzBot Mini has great expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 15 reviews.

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windowscentral.com Choice Award
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the LulzBot Mini

A Lot Faster Maximum Vertical Build Speed

The LulzBot Mini has a maximum vertical build speed of 275, however the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 is only a 100mm/sec max vertical build speed 3D printer (175mm/sec slower). More ...

'Maximum vertical build speed' indicates the fastest possible speed the 3D printer is capable of achieving.

The faster the build speed of your 3D printer, the faster it can finish print jobs and create models.

45% Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness

The LulzBot Mini is a 0.5 max layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.1mm bigger than the Dremel 3D20, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.4mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Three More Awards

The LulzBot Mini has received 3 awards, however the Dremel 3D20 has received no awards, the Flashforge Finder has received no awards and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has received no awards.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Tomsguide.com and PC Mag both gave the LulzBot Mini a better review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: LulzBot Mini = 90% vs MakerBot Replicator+ = 80%

PC Mag: LulzBot Mini = 80% vs Flashforge Finder = 70%

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the LulzBot Mini

38% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The LulzBot Mini has a minimum layer thickness of 0.05. That's 0.03mm thicker than the Dremel 3D20, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.02mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Does Not Have a Viewing Window

The LulzBot Mini does not have a viewing window, however the Dremel 3D20, the Flashforge Finder, the MakerBot Replicator+ and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The LulzBot Mini has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Dremel 3D20 scored 90, the Flashforge Finder scored 89 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 scored 85.

$1,151 More Expensive

The LulzBot Mini is more expensive than the Flashforge Finder by $1,151 and more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 by $1,151.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the LulzBot Mini, however 2 retailers sell the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this 3D printer remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Moderately Lower Expert Review Score

The LulzBot Mini has an average expert rating of 84%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 4 reviews).

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The LulzBot Mini has an average user rating of 80%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 7 reviews) and the Flashforge Finder has an average user rating of 92% (based on 118 reviews).

Worse Brand

LulzBot 3D printers have an average rating of only 79.5%, however Dremel has an average rating of 82%, Flashforge has an average rating of 95% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 81.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Mini in the US is $1,500.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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MakerBot Replicator+

$1,948.99
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MakerBot Replicator+
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of $1,948.99 this 3D printer is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the MakerBot Replicator+.

An award winning and fully featured fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer iswell designed, reliable but expensive.

90
Reviews
40 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that MakerBot Replicator+ has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this 3D printer to others.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the MakerBot Replicator+

Three More Awards

The MakerBot Replicator+ has received 3 awards, however the Dremel 3D20 has received no awards, the Flashforge Finder has received no awards and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 has received no awards.

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag all gave the MakerBot Replicator+ a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: MakerBot Replicator+ = 80% vs Flashforge Finder = 70%

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the MakerBot Replicator+

40% Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The MakerBot Replicator+ is a 0.3 max layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.1mm smaller than the Dremel 3D20, the LulzBot Mini and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.4mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

45% Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a minimum layer thickness of 0.1, and so does the Dremel 3D20. That's 0.08mm thicker than the LulzBot Mini and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 (0.02mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Viewing Window

The MakerBot Replicator+ has a viewing window, and so do the Dremel 3D20, the Flashforge Finder and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0, whereas the LulzBot Mini does not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The MakerBot Replicator+ has only received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the Dremel 3D20 scored 90, the Flashforge Finder scored 89, the LulzBot Mini scored 81 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 scored 85.

$1,600 More Expensive

The MakerBot Replicator+ is more expensive than the Flashforge Finder by $1,600, more expensive than the LulzBot Mini by $449 and more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 by $1,600.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the MakerBot Replicator+, however 2 shops sell the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this 3D printer remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The MakerBot Replicator+ is older than the Flashforge Finder by 22 months, older than the LulzBot Mini by 22 months and older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 by four months.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The MakerBot Replicator+ only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 4 reviews), the Flashforge Finder has an average expert rating of 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the LulzBot Mini has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 7 reviews).

Hugely Lower User Review Score

The MakerBot Replicator+ only has an average user rating of 71%, but the Dremel 3D20 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 7 reviews), the Flashforge Finder has an average user rating of 92% (based on 118 reviews) and the LulzBot Mini has an average user rating of 80% (based on 8 reviews).

Worse Brand

MakerBot 3D printers have an average rating of only 61%, however Dremel has an average rating of 82%, Flashforge has an average rating of 95%, LulzBot has an average rating of 79.5% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 81.6%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Tomsguide.com and PC Mag both gave the MakerBot Replicator+ a lower review score. More ...

Tomsguide.com: MakerBot Replicator+ = 80% vs LulzBot Mini = 90%

PC Mag: MakerBot Replicator+ = 70% vs LulzBot Mini = 80%

The cheapest price that we could find for the Replicator+ in the US is $1,948.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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