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You are looking for a creative hobby that incorporates STEM topics, entrepreneurship and creativity? 3D printing is as big as it’s ever been, and the additive manufacturing sector is expected to be worth $10 billion by later this decade. Hobbyists selling their creations via Etsy make up a large portion of this market. Now is the time to jump on board the 3D printing train.
If you’re looking to buy your first home or if you’re an experienced buyer.A good deal is a great gift for beginners. All of these are important. You will find advanced features that simplify your life. If you can get one for less than the regular price, that’s an added bonus.
This entry-level printer was recently reviewed by us. It offers fancy features such as a self-leveling bed and a low price. It is available in many stores for as low as $200, which is an excellent deal. Amazon sells it for $200 but Prime members only. It’s currently available for $190 on Anycubic’s website, but shipping will be extra.
Check out the Anycubic Kobra Go review.
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Snapmaker 2 can be used as a 3D printer, but it also has a 3-in-1 manufacturing machine that allows you 3D-print, laser etch, and carve wood with a CNC with just one module change. It’s large too. In one day, I was able to print a Mandalorian helmet full-size that fit my large head. This is the perfect gift for cosplayers.
The Mars 3 resin printer is small and powerful. The Mars 3’s 4K LCD displays stunning detail on all models printed, and does so at a very high speed. I love this printer, and use it almost every single day. To get the best deal, make sure to clip the coupon.
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The Finder 3 has impressed me greatly since I first used it. It’s simple to set up and includes a flexible build plate you can use to replace your glass bed. It makes it much easier to remove buildups.
The enclosure makes this printer stable and can be used to control multiple printers simultaneously via Wi-Fi.
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The Kobra Plus falls somewhere in between being too big and too small to be of any use. Without needing a large workbench, you can create full-sized helmets or big cosplay items. It’s a great deal at $160
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The CR-30 is a conveyor belt 3D printer that was commercially released in the early 1990s. It is fascinating to use. The CR-30 is not recommended for novice hobbyists as it requires some tweaking to get the printing process right. However, once you are proficient you can print long models, such as swords, or small models on a production run.
This printer is great for repeating the same model in your Etsy shop.
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Although the Photon 4K will be replaced by the M3 series, it may still be worthwhile. This printer has a 4K monochrome display, which allows for fast printing without losing any detail. The machine’s details are amazing, especially for small models such as miniatures.
The Photon 4K is a great entry point to resin 3D printing at $189.
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Materials and accessories
3D printers alone are not on sale. The accessories and materials are often on sale as well. Although the savings aren’t as dramatic (a $5-10 savings might be possible), these savings add up when you need to purchase a lot materials for your projects.
If you are looking to make whatever you want, it is essential that you have a lot of filament. This Anycubic deal is great if you’re not afraid to be surprised by the colors in your PLA. Each kilogram of roll costs $15
This isn’t the cheapest discount, but the Mintion Beagle camera is such an awesome accessory that it deserves to be highlighted. It’s easy to use: it plugs into a micro USB slot on your FDM printer and creates amazing timelapse videos you can share via the app. You can also use it as a monitor to check the status of your 3D printer anywhere in the world.
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If you don’t have the right tools, resin 3D printing can be difficult and messy. The wash-and cure bundle allows you to clean and cure resin prints in the UV chamber. The Mercury is my favorite wash/cure station because it has separate stations that allow you to wash one model and cure the other, which saves you time.
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The inflationary hammer has already affected the prices of basic PLA filaments for 3D printers. Matter Hackers is offering a number of discounts across different types and colours right now. As low as $18 per 1kg spool (Amazon Basics costs $23 or higher for the same size) Use the code to get 20% off on many other types 3D printer materials BESTDEALS Through December 31.