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.
Latest updates:

9/6/2023: The AnyCubic Kobra 2 Pro ($279) has replaced the Kobra 2 as The Best Performance Budget 3D Printer(Regular Size)
9/7/2023: The Creality Ender-3 V3 SE ($199) has replaced the Elegoo Neptune 3 Pro as The best-value budget 3D printer(Regular Size)
9/4/2023: The price of the Creality K1 has been changed from $599 to $539. (-$60)

The Most Advanced Desktop CNC

Makera Carvera Desktop CNC $4799
Working Speed 7/10
Spindle Power 7/10
Technology 9/10
Hardware / Build Quality 8/10
Workflow / UI 8/10
Service / Support 8/10
Appearance 8/10
Value 7/10
Final Score: 62/80

Review date: Feb 1,2023


  • 360(X)x240(Y)x140(Z), fully enclosed
  • 6-bay Auto Tool Changing
  • 110lbs weigth 200W spindle
  • Ball screws with linear rails, 1/8" collet
  • Servo motors on X/Y/Z axis