If you are looking to purchase a 3D printer in 2016 then you may be interested in the new 3D Printer Buyers Guide 2016 which has been created by the team over at 3Ders.org and provides a comprehensive list of all the main 3D printers and their capabilities currently available.
3D printers for the home or small office start from around $300 and increase depending on your budget and requirements up to a hefty $3500 for the Formlabs Form 2 3D printer, pictured above which provides a build volume of 145 x 145 x 175 mm.
3Ders explains more about the inspiration behind the 2016 buyers guide :
We’ll soon be entering the second half of 2016, and if you’re still-unfulfilled New Year’s resolution happened to be “buy a new 3D printer,” well, you’d better get on it.
But, as we know all-too-well from reporting on the dozens of new 3D printers that hit the market every few months, selecting and buying the best desktop 3D printer is never a one-size-fits-all process. That’s because there is no ‘best 3D printer’—no matter how highly reviewed or how many awards a particular model has picked up, every 3D printer comes with its own pros and cons depending on how it will be used.
If you want to buy a 3D printer but don’t know where to start, or maybe you’ve been eyeing a few models online but can’t bring yourself to hit ‘checkout’, we’ve assembled a 2016 3D Printer Buyer’s Guide to help clear through some of the clutter and help you decide which model, technology, build size, and price point is best for you.
Jump over to the 3Ders website for the full list of systems included in the 2016 3D Printer Buyers Guide.