3D Printers

An interactive list of features and Make: test results to help you pick the perfect 3D printer for your needs.

Prusa i3 MK2S

Prusa i3 MK2S

Last year the Prusa i3 MK2 topped the list as our best machine. This year we put the upgraded MK2S to the test, and it shared the No. 1 ranking. Upgraded Hardware One of the highlights of this machine is the bed and how it handles leveling. Before every print the MK2S runs a quick […]

Raise3D N2

Raise3D N2

Anybody keeping score over the past few years can see that it’s getting lonely at the $3K mark. But you are certainly getting what you pay for when it comes to the N2. The display coupled with the slick proprietary software, dual extrusion, and massive build volume keep this machine atop the competition. Attractive and […]

i3 MK2/S Multi Material

i3 MK2/S Multi Material

Prusa’s Multi Material upgrade for the i3 MK2/s printer brings 4-color printing without compromising the single color printing quality and workflow. Smooth Transitions You don’t have to commit to a particular extruder when slicing, which makes switching between colors as simple as selecting the appropriate extruder number in software. But be prepared: Multimaterial printing is […]

Printrbot Simple Pro

Printrbot Simple Pro

With the Printrbot Simple Pro, Brook Drumm and team are trying to deliver what he believes is his easiest to use machine yet. While we didn’t have a totally smooth experience with it, you will find the machine quality that one expects from Printrbot, and a whole new way of printing to go alongside the […]

Felix 3.1

Felix 3.1

I’ve seen a lot of high-performing, sub-$1,000 printers on the market, but what sets apart $2,000 machines — like the Felix 3.1 — is robust construction. Solid Structure Linear rails add stability. I wouldn’t think twice about running this machine at higher speeds. The high-temp, direct drive extruders are also suitable for materials beyond PLA […]

Ultimaker 3

Ultimaker 3

The Ultimaker 3 retains the precise, reliable prints of its predecessors, while adding dual extrusion, Wi-Fi/LAN, and active bed leveling. Since Ultimaker is firmly established, there’s a wealth of information and support available. What’s New The dual extruders are a welcome addition. One application is to use the AA nozzle to extrude PLA for the […]

Hacker H2

Hacker H2

SeeMeCNC’s Hacker H2 kit isn’t for the faint of heart, but it will satisfy users who like getting their hands dirty customizing their printer. Open Arms The kit ships with two different length sets of delta arms: Orion (178mm) and Rostock (290mm). By swapping the arms, you can get either taller or wider prints. A […]