Published on November 21, 2018
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Black Friday is by far the best day to buy a brand new 3D printer or stock up on filament. Big brands like Flashforge and Monoprice have released discounts.
We expect to see more listings from companies like Lulzbot, XYZprinting, and Robo and we will keep this page updated. In the past year, some models were reduced by up to 26%.
There is a good selection of 3D printers available for Black Friday. There are two SLA printers for those who want to try this out. There is also a very unique chocolate printer that has been reduced significantly.
Filament and accessories
There is a wide variety of filament deals on Black Friday. You can get the new line of filaments from Amazon at rock-bottom prices. ColorFabb has also reduced the vast majority of its filaments by 25%.
3D printing software
How to choose a 3D printer
The first thing to keep in mind when considering a 3D printer is the build size. Many cheaper models have small build plates, which limits you to small 3D prints. A printer with a larger size costs significantly more.
The second thing to look at is what materials can be printed. Many inexpensive 3D printers can only use PLA. There is nothing wrong with PLA, and many people prefer to use it, but be careful if you want to venture into other materials.
Another very important consideration is whether it has a case. The heating extruder can reach the temperature of an oven, so you need to pay attention to safety. Some cheaper models have bad track records, but they’re fine if you look at them while printing.
Lastly, you should look at the resolution of the printer. Some printers cannot make smooth prints by themselves. By looking at the resolution and ratings given by the manufacturer, you can determine the quality of the prints made by the device.
3D printing can be expensive, but you can save with these Black Friday deals. It’s not possible to say when these deals will end, but we expect some of them to last until Cyber Monday.
Warning; 3D printers should never be left unattended. They can pose a fire hazard.