Prusa i3 MK3

The first night of our testing was drawing to an end and everyone on the team was anxious. We all knew that a package was arriving soon. This machine wasn’t able to make it on time via standard shipping options, so it was being flown from Prague to New York... Read more »

BCN3D Sigma 2017

During last year’s 3D printing shootout we tested the BCN3D Sigma and were let down by poor build quality and a system that didn’t seem fully fleshed out. Now BCN3D has come back with a 2017 revision of the Sigma, and you can tell they’ve been listening to their customers... Read more »

Makerbot Replicator+

In the early days of desktop 3D printing, MakerBot made a name for itself by offering one of the only kit machines. Their reputation as industry leaders grew until their name became synonymous with 3D printing. Then the trouble came: After losing much of their community goodwill by going closed... Read more »

Folger Tech 2020 Prusa i3

The Folger Tech 2020 Prusa i3 is a sub $300 printer you can order today, and not have to wait for all the fun that comes with a crowdfunded printer. As they say though, you get what you pay for. In this case, it’s not quite a complete printer. Minimalistic... Read more »

Prusa i3 MK2

After the initial smooth-as-silk homing sequence, I knew that I should buckle my seat belt for one incredible joyride. Prusa Research has raised the bar for consumer 3D printing platforms while not breaking the bank. And with its total score of 36 points — more than any machine we’ve ever... Read more »

Ultimaker 2 Extended+

2nd Extended+ time’s the charm The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ is not a new printer (as you might have deduced from the name). It’s an upgraded version of the Ultimaker 2. The Extended+ sports a new Bowden hot end that flawlessly extrudes without a hint of clogging and features swappable nozzles... Read more »

N2 Plus

There’s a lot to love about the N2 Plus starting with its size. The N2 Plus is big. While still technically a desktop 3D printer, you are going to be just as happy running this machine on the floor. Built-in casters make it easy to move around. It boasts a print size... Read more »