Affordable Desktop 3D Printer





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Published on Jun 16, 2011


3D printing is an innovative rapid prototyping technology where molten plastic is laid down (printed) layer by layer to produce a 3 dimensional object. This is known as "additive manufacturing" as material is added to form the model rather than being machined off as in normal (subtractive manufacturing) forms of production.

Start printing right out of the box.


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apparently $1 under 1k is 'affordable' lol. 
It is compared to €5500
Innovative Hobby Solutions
Would love to get one as a complement to my UP BOX :-)
Andreas Karlsson
1000$ is NOT an affordable printer. 200$ is.
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nowadays, you are right, but look at the time this video was made
+Jeffrey Kasbohm  yep its still early only 31 years, but the Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit at $349.00, that is more like it :)
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Ion Murgu
Boys help me to build "The flying bycicle" , I can't to afford to buy it now, but if we have succes theen wiil proof "The Whell of Life" validity and will go togheter to build a thing what will save our climatic. See "M Thermodynamic rsonant engine with a rotary variant" maybe will say any to you.
Marco Maltese
WinXP? OMG...
Sunday Slyfox
10/10 would recommend I've put 16kg filament through my UP Plus 2 without a stoppage. I also own a new makerbot, the quality from it so far below the UP it's a joke considering it cost way more, the makerbot also broke after 2 spools, I got 4 really crappy prints before it turned itself into a paper weight. I've just purchased my 2nd UP plus 2, it may have a small build area but it works and it keeps running around the clock, the customer service is amazing too, unlike makerbot who couldn't trouble shoot you out of a wet paper bag
Do they accept payment plans? 
Cardinal Kyle
That is NOT affordable! Like $600! I don't know how much in £'s as THERE ISNT EVEN AN OPTION! I have seen 3d printers below $/£200 on EBAY
This printer is not very affordable for someone just getting their feet wet. In fact, it is not even as good as the other printers ranging $800-$1000. This printer is not scale-able and it can't really be upgraded much at all.
Qu-Bd One Up is 200.00 and the quality can reach Makerbot levels with a bit of tweaking that instructions are abundant for. Anything over 500.00 is overpriced for most of these.
Is it still operating at Makerbot Quality or did you have to keep tweaking it?
Ben Van Den Broeck
For just a 3D printer with a 6" or less platform, yup and I'd say $1200-$1500 for a larger size 8" or even 12" max with an HBP and good hardware. My one exception is the Bukito, which is $850, but can run on batteries and has an ultra practical design. Biggest problem is the knowledge/confidence gap for people to make their own machine and how few people actually know how to properly use google, wikis and forum boards to get that abundant information. Unless they can motivate themselves, that can be a lot to ask some folks.
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