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Best Hobbyist 3D Printers

3rd September 2021
A 3d printer on a desk with a 3d printed train and other models

3D printing is growing increasingly popular, and it's no wonder why when it offers both convenience and unlimited creativity options. At Box, we believe it won't be long before everyone has one in their home!

This is because a Hobbyist 3D printer can allow you to enjoy creating toys or figurines, jewellery, and even screws or doorstoppers to help you solve problems around the house. Plus, printing these items is easier than ever with a huge selection of websites such as 'thingiverse' which allow you free access to thousands of designs. 

In this blog, we talk you through the top 3D printers for hobbyists, so you can get creating in your home with some of the best 3D printers on the market!


Flashforge Adventurer 3

Flashforge adventurer 3 3d printer
  • Medium Build Volume: 228x149x139mm
  • Software: Dremel/Cura
  • Filament Size: 1.75mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
This flashforge will allow you to create some really awesome prints with an impressive bed that can heat up to 200 degrees in less than a minute! Plus, the removable and flexible print bed allows you to simply pop your finished print out, rather than mess around with scraping and potentially damage it. It's something you won't be able to live without once you realise how much easier it makes 3D printing!

Printing is easy thanks to the touch screen which is really intuitive to use as well as cloud printing that is available on this printer, allowing you to assign jobs, control and monitor your printer via a device such as a smartphone. Another thing we love about this is how easy it is to print with different materials from PLA to ABS and even wood.

Maintenance on this printer is really made effortless too as the detachable nozzle allows you to simply remove the nozzle to clean, rather than have to disassemble entire parts of the printer. 

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Creality Ender 3 V2 

Creality Ender 3 v2 3d printer
  • Medium Build Volume: 220x220x250mm
  • Software: Cura
  • Filament Size: 1.75mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
This awesome 3D printer is perfect for hobbyists and beginners as it combines functionality with ease of use and affordability. 

This 3D printer is super simple to set up thanks to its modular design, plus it has a user interface that's easy to use. This makes it ideal for those starting out in the world of 3D printing as you can get to grips with it in no time. It's also really quiet when compared to many other 3D printers on the market at just 50 dB, so you can print freely in your home without worrying about annoying noises and disturbing others in the house.

We love the filament run-out sensor and resume print functions, which mean even if there is an unexpected issue such as filament running low or a power cut, you can easily carry on where you left off. This is particularly handy as it means you won't be wasting materials, electricity and time on starting the print again. 

Your prints are made simpler and with smoother finishes, thanks to the Carborundum glass plate that has improved adhesion and fast heating speed. This plate is an upgrade on older Creality models but luckily comes as standard on the Ender 3 V2. 

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The Dremel 3D20 

Dremel 3d20 printer
  • Small Build Volume: 150x150x150mm
  • Software: Flashprint
  • Filament Size: 1.75mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
You can be set up and printing in a matter of minutes with the Dremel 3 as, similar to the printers above, it has a user-friendly touch screen, plus it even comes with filament and a quick start guide so you'll have everything you need right out of the box. Plus, its enclosed design keeps any contaminants such as dust our whilst also ensuring any noise is kept to an absolute minimum.

This 3D printer enables precise detail with a resolution of just 100 microns, and it can keep cool under heavy workloads as it has a cooling fan that's built into the extruder. How can this benefit your prints? Well, it helps to ensure even layering for prints that turn out exactly how you want them. The Dremel also has a removable build platform, making it super easy to pop your prints out when you are ready.

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Creality Ender 6

Creality ender 6 3d printer
  • Large Build Volume: 250x250x400mm
  • Software: Cura
  • Filament Size: 1.75mm
  • Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
This Creality is able to create large build volumes with speed and ease, making it ideal for hobbyists that want to be able to create prints that are larger in size. It's also perfect for the impatient and eager hobbyist as it can print with an incredible speed of just 150mm/s, and it does this with barely any noise thanks to its silent motherboard. 

The Core XY axis utilizes individual motors for each axis, which can create more stable and precise prints due to having fewer moving parts. This printer also has the handy 'filament run-out sensor' and the 'resume print' function too for seamless printing.

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So that sums up our best 3D printers for Hobbyists, we hope you have found this helpful! If you're looking for more information on 3D printers, we recommend checking out our Box Blogs where you can find content such as 'The best 3D printers for 2021' and our '3D printer buying guide'.


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