Recent Price Changes in 3D Printers, Laser Engravers & CNC Machines:

Last update: 2024-03-03 00:23:58 (1 minute ago)

2024-03-02 06:18:19AtomStack A24 Pro price changed from $659 to $559.00 -$100.00 / -15.17%
2024-03-02 06:18:19AtomStack A30 Pro price changed from $999 to $799.00 -$200.00 / -20.02%
2024-03-02 06:18:19AtomStack A40 Pro price changed from $1199 to $999.00 -$200.00 / -16.68%
2024-03-01 02:11:13Makera Carvera price changed from $6198 to $5999.00 -$199.00 / -3.21%
2024-02-29 18:09:20QiDi X-MAX-3 price changed from $869 to $899.00 +$30.00 / +3.45%
2024-02-29 08:07:01Creality Sermoon D3 price changed from $2124 to $2499.00 +$375.00 / +17.66%
2024-02-29 00:04:31Kingroon KP3S price changed from $149 to $159.00 +$10.00 / +6.71%
2024-02-28 18:02:53MINGDA Magician PRO 2 price changed from $449 to $399.00 -$50.00 / -11.14%
2024-02-28 18:02:53MINGDA Magician PRO price changed from $399 to $359.00 -$40.00 / -10.03%
2024-02-28 18:02:53MINGDA Magician MAX price changed from $219 to $199.00 -$20.00 / -9.13%
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Recommendation List updates:

2/3/202412/5/2023
The BambuLab A1 ($399) has earned the title of 'The Most Advanced High-Speed 3D Printer (Regular Size)'.
Updated 2/3/2024
Due to a heated bed issue that has been recalled by the manufacturer, the A1 will be temporarily removed from our recommendation list until the issue has been resolved.
1/29/2024Creality K1C ($559) has replaced Creality K1 as 'The Best Value fully-enclosed High-Speed 3D Printer (Regular Size)'. NEW MACHINE Ranking #4
12/5/2023AnyCubic Kobra 2 Max ($519) has earned the titles of 'The Best Value Budget 3D Printer (Large Size)'. NEW MACHINE Ranking #8
10/17/2023BambuLab A1 Mini ($299) has earned the titles of 'The Most Advanced Mini 3D Printer' and 'The Best Value High-Speed Mini 3D Printer'. NEW MACHINE Ranking #1
9/6/2023AnyCubic Kobra 2 Pro ($279) has replaced AnyCubic Kobra 2 as 'The Best Performance Budget Regular Size 3D Printer'. NEW MACHINE Ranking #6
9/7/2023Creality Ender-3 V3 SE ($199) has replaced Elegoo Neptune 3 Pro as 'The Best Value budget Regular Size 3D Printer'. NEW MACHINE Ranking #7

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Laser Engraver Recommendation List

#1 The Best Performance Fully Enclosed Laser Engraver (Diode:40W)

xTool S1 $2399.99

Review date: Nov 18, 2023

Evaluation Scores
Speed 9/10
Engraving Quality 8/10
Technology 8/10
Hardware / Build Quality 9/10
Workflow / UI 8/10
Service / Support 7/10
Appearance 9/10
Value 6/10
Total: 64/80
Features:
  • Working area: 498x319mm
  • Top speed 600mm/s
  • Fully enclosed, Auto focus adjustment, BLtouch style probe for curved object
  • 2-point marking system with cross alignemnt laser
  • Swapable laser module: 20W Diode / 40W Diode / 2W IR

#2 The Best Performance Open-Frame Laser Engraver (Diode:24W)

AtomStack A24 Pro $559

Review date: Jan 19, 2024

Evaluation Scores
Speed 10/10
Engraving Quality 8/10
Technology 7/10
Hardware / Build Quality 9/10
Workflow / UI 7/10
Service / Support 7/10
Appearance 9/10
Value 7/10
Total: 64/80
Features:
  • Working area: 365x305mm
  • Claimed Top speed 600mm/s (833mm/s or 50,000mm/m actual speed tested)
  • One-piece CNC machined aluminum frame
  • Cross-hair red laser alignment
  • Laser module available at 6W / 12W / 24W

#3 The Best Build Quality Open-Frame Laser Engraver (10W / 20W)

xTool D1 Pro $668.99

Review date: Aug 14, 2022

Evaluation Scores
Speed 7/10
Engraving Quality 8/10
Technology 8/10
Hardware / Build Quality 9/10
Workflow / UI 8/10
Service / Support 7/10
Appearance 9/10
Value 5/10
Total: 61/80
Features:
  • Working area: 430x400(10W) / 430x390(20W)
  • Top speed 400mm/s
  • Max work height 50mm
  • Free xTool Creative Space / Also support LightBurn via USB cable
  • Precise Focus Adjustment for thick wood cutting

#4 The Best VALUE Open-Frame Laser Engraver (10W)

Comgrow Z1 $269

Review date: Dec 4, 2021

Evaluation Scores
Speed 2/10
Engraving Quality 7/10
Technology 5/10
Hardware / Build Quality 6/10
Workflow / UI 5/10
Service / Support 7/10
Appearance 5/10
Value 9/10
Total: 46/80
Features:
  • Working area: 400x400
  • Top speed 100mm/s
  • Max work height 105mm
  • Free laserGRBL or LightBurn
  • Super low price with reasonable quality