Dynamism's Top 10 List of 3D Printers
It seems lately every tech event I go to, especially this year, there are more 3D printers on display. I was contacted by my pals at Dynamism to post a list of the top 10 3D printers that Dynamisim has currently. The list was created by Douglas Krone, CEO of Dynamism. In case you are not familiar with Dynamism it is an exclusive provider of next-generation technology and offers 3D printers that are currently leading the pack.* Dynamism CEO Douglas Krone says: “3D printing technology is changing the landscape of innovation, design, education and countless other sectors. Dynamism provides expertise coupled with the best 3D printers on the market.”
I personally believe they are still on the pricey side and the chances of me purchasing one would be slim to none until the price point goes down. They are very neat though and I have seen then in action at various tech events. They still are rather large as well and my condo is already maxed out on gadgets and tech toys, so alas I will only get to admire them from afar.
If you have an extra thousand bucks just laying around and want a 3D printer here’s a list of the top 10 3D printers from Douglas Krone, CEO of Dynamism:
- Ultimaker²: $2,499
With printing speeds ranging from 30 to 300 mm/s, the Ultimaker² is designed to give prints an accurate and precise finish. The Ultimaker² has a layer resolution reaching up to 20 microns which helps produce high-quality results. As an industry leading desktop printer, this 3D printer is capable of giving fast and thorough prints, no matter the quantity of prints.
- Big Builder Dual Feed: $3,499
The Big Builder Dual Feed 3D printer allows for dual-color and up to very high-volume prints at a fast pace through a single nozzle. This printer is energy efficient and the dual-feed extruder eliminates leaking one would get from a second nozzle. It is able to create high-quality, accurate prints and easily allows users to mix filament colors together for a unique printing projects.
- Ultimaker² Extended: $3,030
At 30 cm tall, the Ultimaker² Extended is the largest member of the Ultimaker family. Designed for larger and more complex projects, the Ultimaker² Extended is a lightweight option that boasts a layer resolution of up to 20 microns. The 3D printer’s dual fan print head allows users to easily handle bridging and overhang. The Ultimaker² Extended is complete with a radial scroll wheel which allows for heat adjustment during printing.
- Type A Machines Series 1 Pro: $3,199
The Type A Machines Series 1 Pro is a full feature printer with a simple design. The highly stable heated build platform can support over 20 materials for various types of prints. The advanced extruder provides precise, clog-free performance and is capable of withstanding a wide array of high-demand materials such as PLA, PET, Nylon, Igus and more. With a full cubic foot of usable build volume, rigid frame and tool platform, this 3D printer is high-quality and efficient no matter the material.
5. UP Box: $1,899
The UP Box offers quick printing speeds as well as a large build envelope for plenty of room to create. Layer resolutions are as fine as 100 microns which produce quality prints effectively and efficiently. With an air filtration system eliminating fumes and reducing noise, this 3D printer can be used in any environment.
6. Zortrax M200: $1,990
Combined with Z-Suite software, the Zortrax M200 3D printer was created with designers and engineers in mind. The dual X and Y axes allow for greater stability, while the extruder design ensures efficient heating and cooling of filament.
- Lulzbot Taz5: $2,195
This high performance 3D printer is critically acclaimed, with titles “Best Printer Under $3,000” by 3D Forged and “Most Maker Machine” by Make Magazine. The Lulzbot Taz5 is an industrial 3D desktop printer that contains new upgrades like the Lulzbot Hexagon, an all metal hot end allowing users to take advantage of the latest printing materials such as HIPS, PLA, wood, metal and more. Another upgraded feature is the PEI print surface that allows for simple, low-maintenance 3D printing in order to avoid using adhesives or solvents for printing purposes.
- MakerBot Replicator Z18: $6,499
MakerBot Replicator Z18 is the ideal printer for extra-large 3D printing projects and can print multiple projects at once. With features like the 3.5-inch full color LCD display, onboard camera and mobile control, this 3D printer provides reliability, speed, quality and connectivity for every print. The MakerBot Replicator Z18 provides four different ways to connect to the printer including USB stick, USB cable, Ethernet cable and WiFi coming soon.
The Ultimaker² Go may be small in size, but it boasts big printing abilities. This compact printer is perfect for beginners in the world of 3D printing. The lightweight, slim design of the Ultimaker² Go makes travel easy with an included carrying case. Because of its compact design, the Ultimaker² Go is not equipped with a heated bed resulting in faster printing. This machine proves good things definitely do come in small packages.
10. Robox: $1,499
The Robox 3D printer is able to create stunning prints while combining next generation features at a fraction of the cost. With a maximum layer resolution of 20 microns, the Robox is able to perfectly print even smaller details. The dual-nozzle smart extruder increases the printer’s efficiency while producing precise resolution. The smart extrusion system cuts off the filament completely, contributing to a smoother surface finish to eliminate any extra finishing work.
Again this product isn't for everyone but it sure is cool!
*Per the Dynamism site