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Best 3D Printers (That Don’t Cost a Fortune)

Companies like DDD and Makerbot are making 3D printers more affordable

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Best 3D Printers: Makerbot Replicator Mini

The industry may be relatively new, but when it comes to any list of the best 3D printers or influential 3D printing companies, Makerbot will be there.

best-3d-printers-dddEvolving from a “maker” favorite and Kickstarter funding to one of the most recognized names in the industry, Makerbot is even more influential after its 2013 acquisition by Stratasys.

The additional muscle and money is evident in the new Makerbot Replicator Mini, a $1375 3D printer that’s aimed squarely at the consumer market, with DDD’s Cube 3D printer square in its sights.

The Replicator Mini won Makerbot multiple awards at CES 2014. Its design is attractive; Makerbot has worked hard to make the printer the closest thing possible to an easy, pushbutton experience; and the price is right. The big downside to the Makerbot Replicator Mini is the size of models it can print, which are limited to 3.9 x 3.9 x 4.9 inches.

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