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A desktop 3D printer can be defined as any 3D printer that will fit on a desk. These are the most popular kind of 3D printer, and there are a wide range to choose from. For advice and help choosing the right desktop 3D printer for you, simply email our team at email@example.com with what you are looking for, or call us on 01765 540 115 and we will do our best to help you choose the best desktop 3D printer for you.
There’s stereolithography (SLA) desktop 3D printers for maximum accuracy and detail, and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) desktop 3D printers for the best cost-to-print ratio, among many other technologies. Which is best for you? That really depends on your needs, and when it comes to choosing the right 3D printer, things are a lot easier with expert advice.
Desktop 3D printers have become extremely popular over the last seven years with numerous start-ups launching low-cost fused filament fabrication 3D printers. It’s fair to say that desktop 3D printers have come a long way over the last few years, though.
They are no longer limited to fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology, with stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers like the Form 2 and selective heat sintering (SHS) 3D printers like the Blueprinter M3 giving engineers and professionals the ability to produce low-cost parts and components and investment casts right from their desk or work surface; and these processes, among others, have enabled new applications to emerge such as in the dental field, where 3D printing is being used to create 3D surgical guides and much more.
You can fit a desktop 3D printer on most work surfaces because generally speaking, their footprint is no larger than a multifunction LaserJet printer. The smaller the printer is though the smaller its build volume will be; if you need to print big parts, you’ll need a big printer.
Which desktop 3D printer is best for you? Well that really comes down to your needs. If you need to print extremely accurate and detailed parts, then you would likely benefit from an SLA 3D printer. But if you need to print parts fast and at low cost, then one of the latest-generation FFF 3D printers will probably be a good option for you.