Last update: 5/18/2023

Aurora's recommendation list of 3D Printers, Laser Engravers, and CNC Machines

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Introducing Aurora Tech Channel's highly anticipated 3D printer recommendation list! After countless hours of research, testing, and analysis, we have narrowed down the top contenders in each category. We understand that the 3D printing market can be overwhelming, which is why instead of featuring a long list of 3D printers, we have only included the very best in each category, with only one spot available for each. As experienced 3D printer users, we know that if we had to buy only one machine in that category, it would be the one we choose.

šŸ†šŸ†šŸ† The Best Performance Budget 3D Printer (Standard Size) šŸ†šŸ†šŸ†

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AnyCubic Kobra 2 $280
Print Speed 7/10
Print Quality 7/10
Technology 6/10
Hardware / Build Quality 8/10
Workflow / UI 6/10
Service / Support 6/10
Appearance 6/10
Value 9/10
Final Score: 55/80

Review date: May 18, 2023


Features:

  • 220x220x250 build volume
  • 250mm/s print speed, 2500-3000mm/sĀ² acceleration, print a 3D benchy with good quality in 40 mins
  • Auto Z-offset, steel wheels motion system on X&Y axis.
  • Inductive ABL, dual Z, touch screen, belt tensioners, Textured PEI spring steel sheet
  • Nema 17 48mm stepper motor on Y-axis and 8mm timing belt


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šŸ†šŸ†šŸ† The Best VALUE Budget 3D Printer (Mid Size) šŸ†šŸ†šŸ†

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Elegoo Neptune 3 Plus $350
Print Speed 5/10
Print Quality 7/10
Technology 3/10
Hardware / Build Quality 7/10
Workflow / UI 5/10
Service / Support 6/10
Appearance 6/10
Value 10/10
Final Score: 49/80

Review date: Mar 21, 2023


Features:

  • 320x320x400 Slighty larger print volume than other machines in the same class
  • Inductive sensor auto leveling, Direct drive, dual Z-axis
  • touch screen, belt tensioners, Textured PEI spring steel sheet
  • Micro SD card printing
  • Max temp 260C/100C


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šŸ†šŸ†šŸ† The Most Advanced fully-enclosed High-Speed 3D Printer šŸ†šŸ†šŸ†

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BambuLab X1 Carbon $1199
Print Speed 9/10
Print Quality 9/10
Technology 9/10
Hardware / Build Quality 9/10
Workflow / UI 8/10
Service / Support 9/10
Appearance 8/10
Value 7/10
Final Score: 68/80

Review date: May 29, 2022 / Jun 13, 2022


Features:

  • CoreXY, Fully enclosed 250x250x250mm
  • Micro-Lidar for auto pressure advance calibration, dual auto leveling
  • Carbon rod(X), Linear rods(Y,Z)
  • Strong extruder, high-flow hotend
  • Optional AMS multi-filament system, Network / Cloud printing


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šŸ†šŸ†šŸ† The Best VALUE IDEX Printer (Mid Size) šŸ†šŸ†šŸ†

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Sovol SV04 IDEX $469
Print Speed 5/10
Print Quality 7/10
Technology 5/10
Hardware / Build Quality 7/10
Workflow / UI 5/10
Service / Support 6/10
Appearance 6/10
Value 8/10
Final Score: 49/80

Review date: Jan 3, 2022


Features:

  • 300x300x400 build volume
  • IDEX Independent dual extruder
  • Creality v5.2.1 32-bit motherboard, silnet stepper drivers, 4.3" touch screen
  • Dual filament sensor, dual Z-axis, Auto bed leveling (3D touch)
  • Full szie SD card, Max temp 260C / 100C


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šŸ†šŸ†šŸ† The Best VALUE Budget 3D Printer (Regular Size) šŸ†šŸ†šŸ†

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Elegoo Neptune 3 Pro $230
Print Speed 5/10
Print Quality 8/10
Technology 3/10
Hardware / Build Quality 7/10
Workflow / UI 5/10
Service / Support 6/10
Appearance 6/10
Value 10/10
Final Score: 50/80

Review date: Mar 21, 2023


Features:

  • 225x225x280 Slighty larger print volume than other machines in the same class
  • Inductive sensor auto leveling, Direct drive, dual Z-axis
  • touch screen, belt tensioners, Textured PEI spring steel sheet
  • Micro SD card printing,
  • Max temp 260C/100C


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