Bryce's 3D Printer Buying Guide

A lot of people have been asking me for my 3D printer recommendations, so here it is!

I hope this page can assist in your research, but please be aware that this is an opinionated guide based on my experiences and that links on this page are affiliate links.

Remember, you don’t need to own a 3D printer to 3D print! Your local library and school might have one available to use.

My first 3D printer was one I found broken on eBay and repaired. It wasn’t great, but it got me started. Before buying new, I encourage you to see what’s available that you could upgrade or repair.

For people who want to start their 3D printing journey on a budget, but don't mind spending a bit more to get a bit more.

For people who want to spend the least possible (on a new machine) and don't mind tinkering to get things working.

For people with limited cash who don't mind a challenge.

For people who just want a good 3D printer they can rely on at a fair price.

For people who want supurb print quality and care strongly about good service, open source, upgradability, and repairability (and also don't mind putting their money where their mouth is).

For makerspaces and educational institutes where up-time and repairability are paramount.

For professionals, businesses, and universities that need to prototype as fast as possible.

For people with a lot of experience and money that want an absolute beast.

For schools where safety, cost, and ease-of-use are very important.