In the world of desktop 3D printers there are two main user groups, the ‘hobbyist/tinkerer’ and the ‘professional user’. But, the line between those two groups is a bit fuzzy. A hobbyist can purchase and use professional 3D printers while professionals can also use 3D printers targeted at hobbyists. That’s where the prosumer comes in.
As a small business owner or a startup you will have to spend your money wisely. Therefore, when you buy a 3D printer you expect the machine to produce high quality parts, you expect it to be reliable and to easy to use.
There are some very interesting desktop 3D printer models that you can get at a relatively affordable price-level. This list focusses on the very best desktop 3D printers available for a reasonable price aimed at the serious tinkerer, prosumer and professional user.
The key focus points that all 3D printers in this list have to score high on are:
- Affordable price
- Interesting options & add-ons
- User friendliness