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Here’s how we torture-tested and rated 15 machines.

What makes a great desktop 3D printer? In September, MAKE invited me to put together a team of reviewers from the 3D printing community to advise MAKE’s readers about the state of the art of DIY 3D printing.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin

Matt is Director of Community & Support at Adafruit Industries, a former MakerBot community manager, and author of the forthcoming book Design and Modeling for 3D Printing (Maker Media). He can be seen weekly on Adafruit’s “3D Hangouts” live video series, and glimpses of his adventures in the early days of desktop 3D printing are tucked into the corners of the Netflix original documentary Print the Legend.

  • Ian Johnson

    Where is the STL for the test model that was created?

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