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Order cheap 3D printers here with fast, local delivery. You can easily find filament printers or resin printers to suit every budget from popular brands such as Creality, BambuLab, Elegoo and Flashforge. We’ve selected a few popular printers to get you started below.

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Order a 3D printer for low price and fast local delivery

Are you looking for a new 3D printer? Look no further. With our extensive range of 3D printers, ready to ship from our Dublin warehouse, you’re in luck. 3D printers come in many shapes and sizes, so it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the choice. We’ve put together a handy guide for choosing a 3D printer, including questions to ask yourself about the prints you intend to make and the features required. This is a great place to start if you are looking for a beginner 3D printer.

What is a 3D printer?

A 3D printer is a machine that creates physical objects from digital designs. It works by adding material layer by layer until the object is fully formed. Are you curious about what a 3D printer can do? The possibilities are endless. 3D printers are used at every different level, from hobbyists to large-scale production businesses. They are used to print everything from household and craft items to prototypes, replacement parts and even complex construction projects and aerospace parts! Essentially, it allows us to turn ideas into real, tangible stuff.

There are two main types of 3D printers

The two most popular types of 3D printers are filament printers (FFF/ FDM) and resin printers (SLA/DLP). Some key differences between the two 3D printer types are outlined below. 

  • Filament printers use thermoplastic material that is supplied on a spool that’s fed into the 3D printer and extruded via a nozzle. Read more about 3D filament here. 

  • Resin printers use a liquid, (day) light-sensitive resin and cure it layer by layer. You can check out the various resins we stock here.

These two types of 3D printers will suit different needs depending on what you intend to print, so it’s important to choose the correct printer for your needs. 

Differences between filament 3D printers and resin 3D printers

Aspect Filament printers Resin printers
Material Solid thermoplastic filaments (e.g., PLA, ABS)  Liquid photopolymer resins (e.g., Standard Resin)
Printing process Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP)

Layer resolution Larger layer resolutions (measured in mm) Finer layer resolutions (measured in μm)
Applications Versatile applications (prototyping, functional parts, hobbyist projects) Detailed and intricate models (jewellery, dental models, miniatures)
Post-processing Sanding, painting, and additional treatments for a smooth finish Rinsing in isopropyl alcohol, curing under UV light, potential sanding or polishing

You can also read a more in-depth guide in our help centre on the differences between filament printers and resin printers.

What can I print at home with a 3D printer?

With a 3D printer, you can whip up all sorts of stuff from the comfort of your own home. You can easily access thousands of free printable models in databases like thingyverse or myminifactory. Simply take a look through any you’re bound to find something you’d love to print. Common 3D prints are listed below.

  • Make your own toys and games

  • Design unique jewellery

  • Print funky home decor

  • Build miniature models or characters

  • Fix broken household items with replacement parts

  • Try your hand at craft projects or art sculptures

3D printing at home not only allows you to exercise your creativity but also to create custom designs that may not be possible to buy or are difficult to source, saving time and money! The possibilities are limitless.

What can I print for my business with a 3D printer?

3D printing in-house not only sparks innovation but also streamlines various aspects of production and design processes including:
  • Prototype ideas for testing concepts, product designs or systems

  • Manufacturing custom functional parts in-house 

  • Create unique branded items

  • Producing specialised tools or replacement parts

  • Developing custom prosthetics or intricate medical models in healthcare

  • Developing moulds in dental care

  • Crafting detailed scale models and prototypes for architecture or design 

  • Creating visual models in education or providing students with future-enhancing 3D printing skills

Order a beginner 3D printer for less than €200

Did you know that you can order a 3D printer for less than €200? We stock a wide range of beginner-friendly 3D printers that won't break the bank. This way you can try a new hobby without a huge commitment or even gift a family member or friend an impressive gift that offers endless creativity. We put together some points to consider when buying a 3D printer in our blog.

Build an advanced 3D printer for your needs

If you want to build your 3D printer to suit your needs, there are 3D printer building kits available. They contain all the parts you need, but you have to assemble everything yourself. On top of this, you can make advanced upgrades to your 3D printer as we have a large range of 3D printer parts and 3D accessories to assist your 3D printer upgrade.

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How much does it cost for a 3D printer?

Entry-level 3D printers are available for less than €200, offering beginners all essential components for at-home printing. The more advanced the printing requirements are, the more prices will increase along with faster more efficient features.

What can I print with a 3D printer?

Whether at home or in a business, a 3D printer is versatile. It's ideal for crafting prototypes, producing custom parts for repairs, and creating personalised items. In business, it enables cost-effective production of niche products or specialised components.

What should you consider when buying a 3D printer?

Understanding the types of 3D objects you intend to print is crucial when considering what 3D printer to buy. For larger prototypes, consider opting for a filament printer using FFF/FDM technology with a substantial build volume. On the other hand, if your focus is on crafting smaller objects with intricate details, it is advisable to choose SLA/DLP resin printers.

Is it expensive to 3D print?

3D printing has become more accessible with its increased popularity with the entry costs now low. You can buy a 3D printer here for less than €200 and start printing with our low cost 3D filament. Simply download free templates to get started or try your hand at 3D modelling. You’ll be saving money by printing household items that you normally would purchase and have the satisfaction of making them yourself!

What program do you need for 3D printing?

If you’d like to start by downloading free models that are uploaded by other people to print, you can download the free slicing software Cura to slice the print. If you’d like to make your own 3D modelling, Blender or Tinkercad are great free 3D printing software options. Meshmixer is a great free STL editor.

Explore our comprehensive 3D help centre for any questions or concerns about 3D printers and 3D printing. Our extensive guide is a valuable resource where you can find all the information you need. If you still have inquiries or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us – we're here to help and eager to provide support.

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