Gone are the days when 3D printing was only for professionals or academicians with a massive workforce. Innovations in the world of 3D printing have made it more accessible to people than ever before. Adding to this popularity is the availability of numerous interesting DIY projects available for 3D printers. Whether you are an artist, a teacher, or just someone interested in exploring the fascinating world of 3D printing, there is something for everyone. Most of today’s 3D printers are easy to set up and also come with easy to use the software as well. So, here is our list of the best 3D printers for beginners of 2020.
1. Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro
The first one on our list of the best 3D printers of 2020 is the Comgrow Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer. It is a semi-assembled kit and is very easy to set up. The printer comes with a removable build surface plate and ensures consistent temperature throughout the surface. It comes with a UL certified Meanwell power supply and protects the printer from unexpected power surges. The printer can also resume print function after unexpected power surges. This is a handy feature and the printer also features a 40 x 40 Y-axis frame design. It also comes with lifetime technical assistance as well as 24-hour customer support. The printer is ideal for STEM projects as well as for kids and is fully open source.
2. ELEGOO Mars UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer
The ELEGOO Mars UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer comes with UV photocuring technology. It uses the CHITUBOX slicing software and can slice a 30 MB STL model in a minute. The printer uses a 2560×1440 2K HD masking LCD and has an XY axis resolution of 0.047mm. It also has a 3.5-inch color touch screen with the CHITUBOX 5.5 system. The printer comes with a 40 W UV light and uses ELEGOO resin for printing. It comes partly assembled and also has a one-year machine warranty.
3. ANYCUBIC Mega-S
The ANYCUBIC Mega-S is the third one in our list of the best 3D printers of 2020 for beginners. It is a Fused Deposition modelling printer and uses filament for 3D printing. The printer uses Cura, Simplify3D, and Repetier-HOST slicer software and supports STL, OBJ, DAE, AMF formats. It comes with a patented printing platform and a filament sensor that supports pause printing. The printer also comes with a TFT touchscreen display and a high-quality Titan short extruder. The printer unit does need assembly but is quite easy and hassle-free. It also comes with a one-year after-sale warranty and lifetime technical assistance.
4. ANYCUBIC Photon S 3D Printer
Yet another model from ANYCUBIC in our list. This is a resin type printer and comes with a 2560 x 1440 high-resolution screen and UV lighting system. The printer features Z-axis Dual Linear Rail Design which helps to improve the stability and ensures detailed reconstruction. It also has a few additional features such as a double air filtration system and a CE certified power supply system. The unit comes pre-assembled and uses the Photons workshop slicing software.
5. BIBO 3D Printer
The BIBO 3D printer is the fifth 3D printer for beginners on our list. It is a filament type printer with a resolution of 0.05-0.3mm and comes with dual extruders. The printer has a few handy features such as copy printing and two-color printing. It also comes with a full-color touchscreen display and WIFI control as well. The printer comes with filament detection and a pause and resumes function as well. It can resume prints after unexpected power outages or when the filament runs out.
6. LONGER LK4 3D Printer
The LONGER LK4 3D Printer is yet another FDM type 3D printer on our list. The printer comes almost fully assembled and is easy to set up and start printing. It comes with a 2.8-inch full-color touchscreen display with an easy to use UI. The printer also comes with filament detection and resume printing function. It also comes with a one-year after-sales warranty and also offers round the clock technical support.
7. Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D Printer
The Dremel Digilab 3D20 is a filament type 3D printer and it comes pre-assembled out of the box. It has a non-heated build plate and uses Dremel Digilab 3D Slicer based on cura, which is an industry-standard open-source software. The printer is very user friendly and is quite ideal for beginners as well as hobbyists. It is backed by UL safety certification and comes with a 1-year warranty as well as customer support and technical assistance.
8. Creality LD002R
The Creality LD002R is yet another resin-based photocuring 3D printer from Comgrow on our list of the best 3D printers of 2020. This printer runs on the CHITUBOX Slicing Software and is capable of slicing a 30 MB STL model in under a minute. It comes with a 30W UV light and a 2560×1440 2K HD masking LCD for fast and efficient 3D printing. Although not fully pre-assembled, the printer is easy to set up and use and also features a 3.5-inch full-color touch screen display. It comes with a very functional carbon air purification and deodorizes the resin’s odor. The printer comes with offline printing capability and as well as lifetime technical assistance.
9. Tenlog TL-D3 Pro
The Tenlog TL-D3 Pro is a filament-based 3D printer. It comes with dual extruders and is capable of printing dual colors, mirror,s and duplicate printing. The printer also supports various filaments like PLA, TPU, PVA, HIPS ABS, wood, etc. It features a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and allows model and print process previews. The printer comes partly assembled and can be set up in 3 easy steps in under 5 minutes. It comes with a one-year printer warranty and a 3-month extruder warranty as well as lifetime technical support.
10. Easythreed Nano Mini 3D Printer
The last 3D printer that is beginner-friendly, is the Easythread Nano Mini 3D Printer. It is probably the most compact and portable printer on our list and is ideal for kids and beginners. This great 3d printer comes as a fully assembled unit and is very hassle-free to use. It uses the FDM technology to print and uses a proprietary 3D slicing software developed for the printer. The printer is lightweight and comes with a one year warranty as well as lifetime technical support and assistance.