Less than < £500
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 3D printer is a great device for beginners who would like to build their own device to a certain degree. For true makers who like to spend more time constructing a 3D printer we recommend DIY-Kits. If you would like to start as quickly and simply as possible, then you should consider using a fully assembled 3D printers. The Duplicator i3 scores with a high print quality, a relatively low price and the middle sized print volume.
With the heated build plate, the Da Vinci 1.0 has the required feature to print with ABS. In addition, the middle sized print volume sits within the closed housing which prevents material curvatures due to temperature changes. XYZprinting’s main negative point is their proprietary filament and other product, which results in increased costs for consumers.
£500 – £900
The Wanhao Duplicator 4S looks like a Makerbot 3D Printer for a much lower price. In addition, the device provides high-quality print results through the heated print bed. The dual extruder allows users the printing with two materials or colours. Therefore, the price to performance ratio of this 3D printing is unbeatable if you can cope with insufficient customer service from China.
The American tool company has dared to enter the 3D printing market with the Dremel 3D Idea Builder. The result is a great 3D Printer with good print quality with its middle sized print volume. Especially the closed housing prevents material curvatures when cooling. The device come with a package of additional tools and the price is relatively small.
The upper part of the Creator Pro case looks unusual and somewhat funny. But the functionality must not be neglected, even if there are more beautiful solutions than this form. A closed pressure chamber ensures constant temperatures which increase the print quality. This is important for a middle sized print volume preventing material distortion.
The Zortrax M200 was and still is almost an insider tip in the 3D printing industry. The machine is suitable for people who start with the technology as well as for advanced and professional users. The Zortrax M200 delivers high-quality print results and is delivered with their own slicer with professional features. Still, the software is easy to use and offers a Zortrax exclusive extra taking full advantage of the middle sized print volume.
This printer is great for schools with children, because of the operation and secure locking system. The middle sized print volume is relatively small compared to the expensive price. Nevertheless, the CEL Robox RBX1 3D Printer has to be a successful design. However, the Robox fits well into architecture offices and design studios paying a lot of attention to the appearance.
More than > £1000
Formlabs 3D printer were unique devices using liquid resin instead melted plastic because of which it is not suitable for everyone. The Form 2 requires a lot of work and space for the 3D Printer and cleaning system. For everyone who just wants a simple device to have fun with the technology we recommend service providers to test the results first. This is especially true for all those who start with 3D printing or only require a small miniature once. The Form 1+ suits educational institutions or miniature builders who are working with small and detailed 3D objects.
Makerbot Replicator is the classic among the middle sized print volume 3D printers in the industry. You can find a full review of the 5th generation model as well as the complete product range through the link below. Among them is the Replicator + Mini, the old Replicator 2 and the large Replicator Z18 for institutions or companies/Start-Ups. With the Makerbot brand, users receive appropriate 3D Printers with high quality results at reasonable prices.