3D Printer

Discovery Tool

A Buyer’s Guide for Industrial 3D printers

The 3D printers our editors have evaluated are for professionals who are considering 3D printing for:

  •  Visual or functional prototyping
  •  Jigs and fixtures
  •  Short-run manufacturing

This tool does not cover personal 3D printers.

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Information to help you decide which 3D printer matches your application

For each printer in our database, our editors have researched the key parameters to help you decide which 3D printer is right for your application:

  •  Specifications such as size and weight
  •  Build envelope
  •  Materials
  •  Resolution
  •  Price
  •  Most suitable applications

You will also see a write-up of their take on each printer, along with commentary from users.

Your customized report allows you to compare 3D printers

Once you input your requirements, the discovery tool will filter the database of printers to present the ones that match. You can then compare those individually or by using the comparison tool.

Your report isn’t just data. Our editors have written articles on each printer that sets out their best uses and which applications to avoid.