Best 3D printer deals: Savings on machines and materials

3D printing is the biggest it’s ever been as a hobby, and with the additive manufacturing industry expected to be worth $10 billion later this decade, it’s a good time to step into the train of 3D printing. 3D printer manufacturers know this too and eagerly lure buyers into their ecosystems with offers and sales.

If you’re a first-time buyer, getting a good 3D printer deal is even more important. The whole of the best 3d printers have advanced features that make your life easier, so if you can buy one for less than the normal price, you can get a head start.

I’ve put together this list of internet offers to save you the hassle. The CNET team will keep it updated as new deals come in and old ones go down. Although there are several companies that sell 3D printers, only Amazon has regular sales. You may see other companies popping up from time to time, but this list will mostly be Amazon.

Some of the best deals use coupons, so keep an eye out and be sure to check the box when you reach the product page to claim your full discount.

FlashForge

We reviewed the full-size Adventurer 4 earlier this year and really liked it. The Adventurer 4 Lite is slightly smaller than the standard model, but has all the same useful features such as interchangeable nozzles, a print resume function in the event of a power outage and a leveling system that produces excellent results.

It also has software that will let you manage multiple printers at once, so if you’re a teacher looking to bring 3D printing to your students, this is a fantastic way to do it.

Elegoo

The Saturn S is a great upgrade to Elegoo’s OG mid-size resin printer. The 4K display is excellent and the print quality is fantastic for a larger resin printer. The Saturn S has the size advantage over printers like the Mono 4K as its build area is almost twice as large. It’s perfect for creating intricate pieces for cosplay or models for your home.

anycubic

Printing giant prints is the most fun you can have with a 3D printer. I recently reviewed the Kobra Max and gave it a solid 9 out of 10 – one of the highest scores we’ve ever given to a device on CNET – and with a massive $120 off the price normal, it’s an absolute bargain.

If you are looking to print cosplay helmets or armor, this is the choice for you.

anycubic

The Photon 4K is replaced by the newer M3 series, but it might still be worth it. With a 4K monochrome screen, the printer is very fast without sacrificing any detail. In fact, the detail on this machine is superb, especially on smaller models like miniatures.

At $192, the Photon 4K offers a stunning entry into resin 3D printing, even though Anycubic is selling stock. Prime Day is the perfect time to grab one.

Snapshot Creator

The Snapmaker 2 is more than just a 3D printer; it is also a CNC milling machine and a laser engraving machine. It’s like having your own little creative space. It’s one of the lowest prices the F350 – the biggest of Snapmaker’s models – has ever been at, making it the perfect time to grab it.

Entine

I don’t normally recommend 3D printers without heated beds, but this tiny little printer is such a fun little thing that it’s hard to resist. At just $135 with Prime, as 3D printers go, it’s an impulse buy you can get for your child, as a Father’s Day gift, or even for your teacher at school. Get one – heck, get two, just for laughs.

Materials and accessories

It’s not just the 3D printers themselves that are on sale. It is often the accessories and the materials too. While the savings aren’t quite as drastic — $5 to $10 savings, perhaps — they add up over time when you have to buy a lot of materials for your projects. This Prime Day we’re seeing a lot of great materials and accessories on sale, so we wanted to share some with you here.

Elegoo

Resin 3D printing can be messy and impractical if you don’t have the right tools. This washing and drying set allows you to clean your resin prints and dry them in the special UV chamber. I like the Mercury over other wash/cure stations because of the separate stations that allow you to wash one model and cure another, saving you valuable time.

Opening

Having a giant supply of filaments is the dream of every 3D printing enthusiast. It’s the worst feeling to run out in the middle of a project, so anytime you can save some money, it’s a good day.

Overture Matte Black PLA is a favorite of mine because it prints great but doesn’t shine after printing. It remains matte, which reduces the visibility of layer lines. I also find it paints better than the glossier materials.

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