Afinia H-Series 3D Printer, Maker Shed, $1499
The Afinia H479, a US-market rebrand of the Chinese PP3PD UP! 3D printer, was awarded “Best Overall Experience” of the 15 printers we recently tested in-house to prepare The MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. Our staff found it easiest to set up, and one of two easiest to use, of all the 3D printers in our testing pool. The Afinia was also the only printer to clearly render the tiny nostril indentations in the nose of Tom Cushwa’s owl statue, which was one of our four standard challenge models, marking it as a standout for print quality, as well. To top it all off, Afinia is offering a $150 rebate, in the form of a prepaid Visa debit card, to anyone ordering an H479 between now and January 1.