3D Printer Directory

Open Source/Open Hardware/DIY
  • RepRap: Community developed/open source hardware/software, many different models, many vendors of assembled printers, complete kits, and partial kits cataloged in the RepRap Buyers' guide. RepRap's main wiki page recommends starting with the Prusa Mendel for large build volumes, and the RepRapPro Huxley for smaller build volumes.  The development of the Prusa Mendel is hosted here, on via github.
  • Makerbot Replicator: Open source hardware/software, factory assembled, 5 liter print volume, prints in ABS plastic, dual extrusion option available for multicolor printing, 0.2 - 0.3 mm resolution, $1,749
  • B9 Creator: Open source hardware/software, high resolution (0.05 mm - 0.1mm), factory assembled and kit built options, 4"x3"x8" build volume, prints by light-curing layers of photosensitive resin, $2,375 (kit), $3,375 (factory assembled)
  • RapMan 3.2: Sold by 3D Systems, prints in extruded thermoplastic (ABS/PLA), 270 x 205 x 210 mm print volume, $1,390 for base model kit, $1,950 for the kit with all the extras
  • Makerbot Thing-o-matic: Open source hardware/software, kit built (kits no longer available), prints in extruded ABS plastic, some parts still sold here.
  • Ultimaker: Open Source, 8.2 cubic inch print volume, prints in PLA, kits cost about 1,200 Euros
  • Portabee: sold by /ramscraj/ in Singapore, portable (collapses into a laptop bag) similar to most other Prusa Mendel RepRap printers, prints in extruded thermoplastic (ABS/PLA), 120 x 120 x 120 mm build volume, heated platform, single board Gen6.d electronics, 0.5 mm nozzle, kits cost $480 USD, but look out for import tax.
  • D.I. Wire Bender: Open Source, bends 1/8" aluminum wire/rod into shapes designated by vector files, OBJ files, text commands, or simple coordinates.
Commercially Available:

  • Makerbot Replicator
  • Z Corp
  • Tantillus (?)
  • 3D systems (ABS plastic)
  • Objet Connex Family of Printers: multi-material 3D printers (simultaneous material jetting allows simultaneous printing with up to 14 materials in a single print job, rubber, rigid, opaque, and transparent print materials, standard to ABS grade plastic, 16 micron layers, 20 mm/hr per strip, simultaneously print multiple items REACH compliant cartridges...didn't see price info on the website.
  • Stratsys Printers
  • Cube: consumer grade, sold by 3D Systems, starting at 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" print volume, 10 different color cartridges of ABS/PLA, cube comes with 25 free files you can print, 3D systems lets you purchase others, prices start at $1,299
  • B9 Creator - a high resolution 3D printer: Consumer Grade, Project pitch on kickstarter selling kits and factory assembled units, 4"x3"x8" build volume prints by light-curing layers of photosensitive resin, $2,375 (kit), $3,375 (factory assembled)
  • Up! mini: consumer grade, sold by PP3DP, 120 mm x 120 mm x 120 mm build volume, enclosed build chamber to minimize warping, heated build platform, 10-100 cm3 per hour print speed, layer resolution of 250 microns, open consumables (use 1.75 mm ABS from any supplier), USB connection to your computer, free from the expensive consumables required by the Cube. ($899)

Probably not for Sale (yet?):
Companies who Do 3D Printing for Customers:

Sources of Info on 3D Printers/3D printing

  1. Use the pricing data here as a ballpark only.  Prices are recorded from manufacturers' websites as equipment is added to this directory.
  2. If you know a 3D printer that I haven't listed here, direct me to some info on it and I will happily include it! If you're working on a prototype that you'd like some publicity or collaborators from the open source/open hardware community, I'd be happy to include your project page or contact info as well.


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