No matter your budget or level of expertise, you deserve one of the best 3D printers. To make your decision easier, our list of the best 3D printers of 2018 was hand-selected based on our experience and the experiences of hundreds of real-life users. All the printers on our list exceed expectation when it comes to accuracy, dependability, and user-friendliness. You can’t go wrong with any of these awesome machines, so keep reading to find the perfect 3D printer for you or your loved one.
Top 8 Best 3D Printers of 2018
|Picture||Name||Resolution (microns)||Build Volume||Supported Filament(s)||Price|
|Sindoh 3DWOX 1||50-400||8.2″ x 7.9″ x 7.2″||PLA/ABS||$$$|
|Dremel Digilab 3D45||50-300||10″ x 6″ x 6.7″||PLA / ABS / Nylon||$$$|
|Lulzbot TAZ 6||50-500||11″ x 11″ x 9.8″||PLA / ABS / Nylon / Polycarbonate, etc.||$$$$|
|Bibo 3D Printer with Laser Engraver||100-500||8.4″ x 7.3″ x 6.3″||PLA/ABS||$$|
|QIDI Technology X-PRO||100-500||8.8″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″||PLA/ABS||$$|
|Anycubic i3 Mega||50-300||8″ x 8″ x 8″||PLA/ABS||$|
|Monoprice Mini Delta||50-400||ø4.3″ x 4.7″||PLA/ABS||$|
|Creality CR-10S||50-400||11.8″ x 11.8″ x 15.7″||PLA/ABS||$$|
The Best Overall 3D Printer in 2018
Sindoh 3DWOX 1
We recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Sindoh 3DWOX 1, where it left a strong impression as the best new 3D printer this year. Enjoy a roomy 8.2”x7.9”x7.2” build volume, enclosed build space, exceptional print quality in resolutions as high as 50 microns, and much more. This 3D printer also includes great features like a flexible, removable build plate, three connectivity options, HEPA filter, and 5” color touch screen. This 3D printer represents the one of the best consumer 3D printing experiences available today. Sound interesting? Read our full Sindoh 3DWOX 1 review here.
The Best Prosumer 3D Printer
Dremel Digilab 3D45
The Dremel Digilab 3D45 is very similar to our top pick, offering some of the latest and greatest user friendly features in a polished, highly dependable and extremely accurate machine. It costs a bit more than the 3DWOX 1, but can print with high-temp filaments up to 280°C. If you’re the type who likes nothing but the best, the Dremel Digilab is the 3D printer for you. Read our full Dremel Digilab 3D45 review here to learn more.
The Best 3D Printer for Industry
Lulzbot TAZ 6
The Lulzbot TAZ 6 has dominated the 3D printing field since its release, and still deserves our praise years later. Simply put, this 3D printer has the large volume, filament compatibility, pinpoint accuracy, and rugged construction that are perfect for an industrial environment. While there are more user-friendly (and cheaper!) options for consumers and home users, the Lulzbot TAZ 6 remains one of the best industrial 3D printers around. Check it out for yourself in our full Lulzbot TAZ 6 review.
This amazing 3D printer is around $300, yet produces excellent results you’d expect from a printer twice that price. Get resolutions ranging from 50-300 microns and print in ABS or PLA thanks to an awesome heated build plate, all in a sizeable 8in³ build space. There aren’t too many bells or whistles, but the Anycubic i3 Mega has managed to include assisted bed leveling and a color touchscreen to its feature list. Read more about this 3D printer in our full Anycubic i3 Mega review.
The Best Mini 3D Printer
Monoprice Mini Delta
Mini 3D printers are great starting points for new hobbyists who want to try this technology out before comitting to a larger machine. The Monoprice Mini Delta is our choice for the best mini 3D printer due to its ease of use, high accuracy, and blazingly fast print speeds. Like many other mini 3D printers, the MP Mini Delta is also quite affordable. Read all about the Monoprice Mini Delta here.