A 3D Printer is a square or rectangular machine which is able to create 3D objects out a variety of materials. An object is first modeled in a 3D program, and then sent to the 3D printer. The printer then splices the 3D object into layers, and is able to print from the bottom of the base to the top of the object over many hours. Depending on the machine, 3D printers typically utilize ABS, PLA, or PVA Filaments to print objects with. 3D Printers can often be found in design offices, schools, and even for the hobbyist in the occasional creative household.

What are the different types of 3D printers available?

Currently, there are 9 basic types of 3D printers available. The different types of 3D printers include Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). The other types of 3D printers are Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EMB), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), Binder Jetting (BJ), and Material Jetting/Wax Casting.

Who invented the 3D printer?

The 3D printer was invented by Charles Hull in the mid-1980s. Charles Hull, later went on to fund the company 3D Systems, a company that sells 3D printers with a variety of technologies. These 3D printing technologies range from entry-level kits to advanced commercial 3D printing systems.

How can you make money with a 3D printer?

You can make money with a 3D printer by making pre-made 3D prints, offering specialized training on 3D printing, starting a 3D printing business, or even selling an online 3D printing course. You could also start a YouTube channel and create content on 3D printing or offer 3D scanning services.

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15.7” | 39.9 cm
19.1” | 48.5 cm
13.2” | 33.5 cm
15.7” | 39.9 cm
19.8 lb | 9 kg
Dremel 3D20
39.900
48.500
33.500
9.000
1200
3D
Dremel 3D20
16” | 40.6 cm
20.25” | 51.4 cm
15.9” | 40.4 cm
43.6 lb | 19.8 kg
Dremel 3D40
40.600
51.400
40.400
19.800
400
3D
Dremel 3D40
16” | 40.6 cm
20.25” | 51.4 cm
15.5” | 39.4 cm
35 lb | 16 kg
Dremel 3D40 Flex
40.600
51.400
39.400
16.000
5
3D
Dremel 3D40 Flex
16” | 40.6 cm
20.25” | 51.4 cm
15.9” | 40.4 cm
47.5 lb | 21.5 kg
Dremel 3D45
40.600
51.400
40.400
21.500
1750
3D
Dremel 3D45
18” | 45 cm
12” | 30 cm
11” | 28 cm
18 lb | 8 kg
Formlabs Form 1+
45.000
30.000
28.000
8.000
200
3D
Formlabs Form 1+
20.5” | 52 cm
13.6” | 34.5 cm
13” | 33 cm
28.5 lb | 13 kg
Formlabs Form 2
52.000
34.500
33.000
13.000
5200
3D
Formlabs Form 2
20.9” | 53 cm
15.9” | 40.5 cm
14.8” | 37.5 cm
38.5 lb | 17.5 kg
Formlabs Form 3
53.000
40.500
37.500
17.500
2500
3D
Formlabs Form 3
28.9” | 73.5 cm
30.5” | 77.5 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
120 lb | 54 kg
Formlabs Form 3L
73.500
77.500
52.000
54.000
10
3D
Formlabs Form 3L
25.6” | 64.9 cm
17.2” | 43.7 cm
16.3” | 41.3 cm
65 lb | 29.5 kg
MakerBot Method
64.900
43.700
41.300
29.500
1000
3D
MakerBot Method
33.9” | 86.1 cm
19.4” | 49.3 cm
22.2” | 56.5 cm
90 lb | 41 kg
MakerBot Replicator Z18
86.100
49.300
56.500
41.000
700
3D
MakerBot Replicator Z18
16.2” | 41 cm
20.8” | 52.8 cm
17.4” | 44.1 cm
40.4 lb | 18.3 kg
MakerBot Replicator+
41.000
52.800
44.100
18.300
2500
3D
MakerBot Replicator+
19.2” | 48.8 cm
13.5” | 34.2 cm
14” | 35.7 cm
27.1 lb | 12.3 kg
Ultimaker 2 Extended+
48.800
34.200
35.700
12.300
200
3D
Ultimaker 2 Extended+
15.3” | 38.8 cm
13.5” | 34.2 cm
14” | 35.7 cm
24.9 lb | 11.3 kg
Ultimaker 2+
38.800
34.200
35.700
11.300
2400
3D
Ultimaker 2+
15.3” | 38.9 cm
13.46” | 34.2 cm
14.96” | 38 cm
23.4 lb | 10.6 kg
Ultimaker 3
38.900
34.200
38.000
10.600
9700
3D
Ultimaker 3
19.25” | 48.9 cm
13.46” | 34.2 cm
14.96” | 38 cm
24.9 lb | 11.3 kg
Ultimaker 3 Extended
48.900
34.200
38.000
11.300
700
3D
Ultimaker 3 Extended
16.46” | 41.8 cm
15.5” | 39.4 cm
14.96” | 38 cm
31.7 lb | 14.4 kg
Ultimaker S3
41.800
39.400
38.000
14.400
70
3D
Ultimaker S3
20.5” | 52 cm
19.5” | 49.5 cm
18” | 45.7 cm
39.7 lb | 18 kg
Ultimaker S5
52.000
49.500
45.700
18.000
2900
3D
Ultimaker S5
47.1” | 119.7 cm
19.5” | 49.5 cm
19.5” | 49.5 cm
92.4 lb | 41.9 kg
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle
119.700
49.500
49.500
41.900
5
3D
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle
Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer

The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ is a 3D printer that is user-friendly and efficient. It is very similar to the Ultimaker 2+ with the same features: a geared feeder, a swappable nozzle with 0.25mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, and 0.8mm options, and fancaps. It has more height than the Ultimaker 2+ which allows for the production of bigger models and prototypes.

The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ has a physical outer height of 19.2” (48.8 cm), width of 13.5” (34.2 cm), and depth of 14” (35.7 cm). The overall build volume is 12” (30.5 cm) tall, 8.8” (22.3 cm) wide, 8.8” (22.3 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-600 microns.

Collection of drawings of the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ is a 3D printer that is user-friendly and efficient. It is very similar to the Ultimaker 2+ with the same features: a geared feeder, a swappable nozzle with 0.25mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, and 0.8mm options, and fancaps. It has more height than the Ultimaker 2+.

The Ultimaker 2 Extended+ has a physical outer height of 19.2” (48.8 cm), width of 13.5” (34.2 cm), and depth of 14” (35.7 cm). The overall build volume is 12” (30.5 cm) tall, 8.8” (22.3 cm) wide, 8.8” (22.3 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-600 microns.

Collection of drawings of the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ with height, width, and depth dimensions
Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer
Height:
19.2” | 48.8 cm
Width:
13.5” | 34.2 cm
Length:
Depth:
14” | 35.7 cm
Weight:
27.1 lb | 12.3 kg
Area:

Build Volume:

Height: 12” | 30.5 cm

Width: 8.8” | 22.3 cm

Depth: 8.8” | 22.3 cm

Layer Resolution
20-600 microns
Designer
Ultimaker

Drawings include:
Ultimaker 2 Extended+ front elevation, top, side

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Dremel 3D45 3D Printer

The Dremel 3D45 is a sleek 3D printer with a 50 micron resolution. As the direct drive motor pulls the filament from within the extruder, it is great for flexible and exotic materials. The printer is optimized to print four types of filament- Nylon, PETG, Eco-ABS, and PLA. With award-winning experience, the PCMag rated the Dremel 3D45 #1 in its class!

The Dremel 3D45 3D Printer has a physical outer height of 16” (40.6 cm), width of 20.25” (51.4 cm), and depth of 15.9” (40.4 cm). The overall build volume is 6” (15.5 cm) tall, 10” (25.4 cm) wide, 6.7" (17 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 50-300 microns.

Collection of drawings of the Dremel 3D45 3D Printer with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Dremel 3D45 is a sleek 3D printer with a 50 micron resolution. As the direct drive motor pulls the filament from within the extruder, it is great for flexible and exotic materials. The printer is optimized to print four types of filament- Nylon, PETG, Eco-ABS, and PLA.

The Dremel 3D45 3D Printer has a physical outer height of 16” (40.6 cm), width of 20.25” (51.4 cm), and depth of 15.9” (40.4 cm). The overall build volume is 6” (15.5 cm) tall, 10” (25.4 cm) wide, 6.7" (17 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 50-300 microns.

Collection of drawings of the Dremel 3D45 3D Printer with height, width, and depth dimensions
Dremel 3D45 3D Printer
Height:
16” | 40.6 cm
Width:
20.25” | 51.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.9” | 40.4 cm
Weight:
47.5 lb | 21.5 kg
Area:

Build Volume:

Height: 6” | 15.5 cm

Width: 10” | 25.4 cm

Depth: 6.7" | 17 cm

Layer Resolution
50-300 microns
Designer
Dremel

Drawings include:
Dremel 3D45 3D Printer front elevation, top, side

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Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle 3D Printer

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is a 3D printer that delivers high-quality 3D printed parts and models at maximum output. Features include automatic material handling, efficient air filtering, a material station and air manager, and filament humidity control. Ultimaker filament spools can be loaded in any of the six bays with NFC recognition for unlimited flexibility.

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle has a physical outer height of 47.1” (119.7 cm), width of 19.5” (49.5 cm), and depth of 19.5” (49.5 cm). The overall build volume is 11.8” (30 cm) tall, 13” (33 cm) wide, 9.84” (25 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-600 microns.

Dimensioned drawings of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle is a 3D printer that delivers high-quality 3D printed parts and models at maximum output. Features include automatic material handling, efficient air filtering, a material station and air manager, and filament humidity control.

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle has a physical outer height of 47.1” (119.7 cm), width of 19.5” (49.5 cm), and depth of 19.5” (49.5 cm). The overall build volume is 11.8” (30 cm) tall, 13” (33 cm) wide, 9.84” (25 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-600 microns.

Dimensioned drawings of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle 3D Printer
Height:
47.1” | 119.7 cm
Width:
19.5” | 49.5 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.5” | 49.5 cm
Weight:
92.4 lb | 41.9 kg
Area:

Build Volume:

Height: 11.8” | 30 cm

Width: 13” | 33 cm

Depth: 9.84” | 25 cm

Layer Resolution
20-600 microns
Designer
Ultimaker

Drawings include:
Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle front elevation, top, side

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MakerBot Method 3D Printer

The MakerBot Method is a 3D Printer that is capable of printing durable ABS parts with a 100°C heated chamber. The printer is able to withstand 15°C higher than modified desktop 3D printers ABS material formulations, and it prints two times faster than leading desktop 3D printers with exact tolerances.

The MakerBot Method has a physical outer height of 25.6” (64.9 cm), width of 17.2” (43.7 cm), and depth of 16.3” (41.3 cm). The overall build volume is 7.75” (19.6 cm) tall, 7.5” (19 cm) wide, 7.5” (19 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-400 microns.

Dimensioned drawings of the MakerBot Method with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
The MakerBot Method is a 3D Printer that is capable of printing durable ABS parts with a 100°C heated chamber. The printer is able to withstand 15°C higher than modified desktop 3D printers ABS material formulations, and prints two times faster than other desktop 3D printers with exact tolerances.

The MakerBot Method has a physical outer height of 25.6” (64.9 cm), width of 17.2” (43.7 cm), and depth of 16.3” (41.3 cm). The overall build volume is 7.75” (19.6 cm) tall, 7.5” (19 cm) wide, 7.5” (19 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 20-400 microns.

Dimensioned drawings of the MakerBot Method with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation
MakerBot Method 3D Printer
Height:
25.6” | 64.9 cm
Width:
17.2” | 43.7 cm
Length:
Depth:
16.3” | 41.3 cm
Weight:
65 lb | 29.5 kg
Area:

Build Volume:

Height: 7.75” | 19.6 cm

Width: 7.5” | 19 cm

Depth: 7.5” | 19 cm

Layer Resolution
20-400 microns
Designer
MakerBot

Drawings include:
MakerBot Method front elevation, top, side

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Dremel 3D40 3D Printer

The Dremel 3D40 is an intuitive and accessible 3D printer. Parts can be quickly printed in up to 300 micron resolution, or they can be printed high quality in 100 micron resolution. A reliable assisted leveling process allows for a painless bed leveling process, and with the touchscreen, the user can easily start, pause, stop, and manage prints.

The Dremel 3D40 3D Printer has a physical outer height of 16” (40.6 cm), width of 20.25” (51.4 cm), and depth of 15.9” (40.4 cm). The overall build volume is 6” (15.5 cm) tall, 10” (25.4 cm) wide, 6.7" (17 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 100-300 microns.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Dremel 3D40 3D Printer measured with height, width, and depth
The Dremel 3D40 is an intuitive and accessible 3D printer. Parts can be quickly printed in up to 300 micron resolution, or they can be printed high quality in 100 micron resolution. A reliable assisted leveling process allows for a painless bed leveling process.

The Dremel 3D40 3D Printer has a physical outer height of 16” (40.6 cm), width of 20.25” (51.4 cm), and depth of 15.9” (40.4 cm). The overall build volume is 6” (15.5 cm) tall, 10” (25.4 cm) wide, 6.7" (17 cm) deep, and has a layer resolution between 100-300 microns.

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the Dremel 3D40 3D Printer measured with height, width, and depth
Dremel 3D40 3D Printer
Height:
16” | 40.6 cm
Width:
20.25” | 51.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.9” | 40.4 cm
Weight:
43.6 lb | 19.8 kg
Area:

Build Volume:

Height: 6” | 15.5 cm

Width: 10” | 25.4 cm

Depth: 6.7" | 17 cm

Layer Resolution
100-300 microns
Designer
Dremel

Drawings include:
Dremel 3D40 3D Printer front elevation, top, side

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