3D Printers Rating 2017, the best 3D home printers

Still about 10 years ago, 3D printers were slow, expensive machines designed for factories and the needs of large corporations. And I knew about them only a narrow circle of professionals. And now these amazing devices are familiar to a wide range of users and are fully accessible for home use. With their help you can print toys for the child, create prototypes or models of new products, parts and designs, study the creative potential of 3D-objects and do a lot of interesting and useful things.

Introducing the rating of 3D printers in 2017 .It involves models in the price range from $ 270 to $ 900, which deserve the positive recommendations of experts with 3D Hubs and Pcmag

. Contents:

  • 7. XYZprinting da Vinci Mini
  • 6. New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer
  • 5. Flashforge Finder 3D Printer
  • 4. Wanhao Duplicator i3
  • 3. Printrbot Simple Metal
  • 2. Original Prusa i3 MK2
  • 1. FlashForge Creator Pro
    • Video: inexpensive 3D printer from China

7. XYZprinting da Vinci Mini

The price is 270 dollars.

The cheapest 3D printer in our review. It has small dimensions: 35.5 cm × 38 cm × 33 cm( height, width, depth) with a working area of ​​12.7 cm × 12.7 cm × 12.7 cm. The case is open, without any door or window in front;the print zone is mounted on a carriage sliding along the edge of the housing and extending beyond it during printing. The nozzle of the extruder is located behind the mechanism of the extruder. Therefore, it is difficult to touch, which protects the user from accidental burns.

The combination of a low price, simple customization and decent print quality is enough to make da Vinci Mini a favorite for beginners looking for a device that is "cheap and angry".


  • Good print quality.
  • Easy to set up and operate.
  • Quiet.
  • There is a function for printing on Wi-Fi and USB.

Disadvantages: from time to time there are problems with the start of printing. Sometimes it is difficult to remove the printed object from the working platform. Prints exclusively a thread from polylactic acid( PLA).

6. New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

Cost - 400 dollars.

Simple and elegant 3D printer. Its white base is crowned with a removable rectangular hood made of transparent plastic. The dimensions of the working surface are 15 cm × 10 cm × 12 cm. Due to the design features, the working surface can be moved to X( right or left) and Y( inward or outward) directions. The extruder moves vertically. The print head aligns the device automatically.


  • Prints with threads from PLA and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene( ABS).
  • Easy to handle.
  • There is a function for printing on Wi-Fi and USB.
  • Works very quietly, producing a barely audible squeak.
  • Good print quality.

Disadvantages: no matter what type of connection you use, you will have to work through your library in the New Matter store to start printing. Therefore, the printer needs an active Internet connection. If your Internet connection is often turned off, the MOD-t 3D Printer will not be a good choice.

5. Flashforge Finder 3D Printer

Cost - $ 458

This device with a bright design does not have sharp corners and visible wires, but there is a 3.5-inch touch screen, simple control and instant viewing of 3D models files. Dimensions of the working surface are 23 cm × 15 cm × 15 cm.


  • Quiet.
  • Good print quality.
  • Connect using a USB 2.0 cable, USB flash drive, or Wi-Fi.
  • The extruder is not clogged.
  • Reasonable price.

Disadvantages: Only PLA-printing.

4. Wanhao Duplicator i3

Price - 400 dollars.

Best 3D printer from China, affectionately nicknamed by Russian users "Vanka".The size of the printable area is 20 cm × 20 cm × 18 cm.


  • Can print from PLA, ABS, PVA, HIPS, Stainless Steel, Nylon, NinjaFlex and others.
  • There is a heated platform.
  • There is a display.

Disadvantages: there is no possibility to connect via Wi-Fi, there are only USB and Card Reader( microSD Card) interfaces. Very noisy when working. The build quality is not very good.

3. Printrbot Simple Metal

The price is 600 dollars.

Reliable and durable instrument with steel frame and aluminum extruder. The size of the working surface is 15 cm × 15 cm × 15 cm. It has an open source architecture and is an excellent choice for enthusiasts who want to set up and update their printer.


  • Open source.
  • Print PLA, ABS.
  • Print superior quality.
  • Good build quality.
  • Automatic equalization sensor, simplifying the calibration process.

But for newbies this printer is not the best choice, since the initial setup and the calibration process can take several hours. In addition, the printer is very noisy, it does not have a platform heating and no double extruder.

2. Original Prusa i3 MK2

The price is 700 dollars.

Another 3D printer with fully open source. One of the most impressive features of this printer is the very fast heating of the desktop( up to 55 degrees it is heated for 1 minute).And due to the presence of a thin PEI film on the working surface, adhesion is simply fantastic even with a large area of ​​the part. The size of the working surface is 25 cm × 21 cm × 20 cm and this is the biggest 3D printer on our list.


  • There is an inductive sensor for automatic alignment.
  • Excellent print quality.
  • Ability to print from coils PLA, ABS, PET and a number of others.
  • There is a silent mode.
  • Easy setup.

Of the minuses, there is no double extruder.

1. FlashForge Creator Pro

Price - 900 dollars.

The leader among 3D printers is the model with a metal frame and a closed chassis, a double extruder and an improved leveling system for the platform. This is a real trouble-free workhorse, suitable for both beginners and professionals of 3D printing. And if you understand with a grin at the words "Chinese quality", then this model will become a real break in the template.


  • Excellent build quality.
  • Reliability and durability.
  • Double extruder.
  • Active blowing of the parts.
  • Prints from rods of ABS, PLA.
  • Does not require "dancing with a tambourine" when tuning.

Cons: noisy.

Video: inexpensive 3D printer from China

Optimal selection of the best 3D printer for your home depends on how you intend to use it. For inexperienced inexpensive model from China, which is easy to set up and work, does not require serious maintenance, and has a fairly good print quality. Engineers and artists may require special features, such as the ability to print objects with multiple colors, or use several types of bars. Designers need excellent print quality. We hope that our top-7 best 3D printers helped you decide on the choice.