3D Hubs 2015 3D Printer Review
3D Hubs is an global online platforms that connects its customers to it thousands of local 3d Printers.
They recently reached out to our global community of Hubs to learn from their experience and see what they thought of the 3D Printers they own.Unlike other 3D printer guides, like Make’s “Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing”, 3D Hubs’ report is not limited to the 3D Hubs staff testing out printers individually. It’s a massive survey performed with the 2,279 verified 3D Printer owners on their massive distributed 3D printing network. 3D Hubs puts it this way, “Their collective 1623 years of 3D Printing experience coupled with 317,000 prints completed on 235 different 3D Printer models, makes this the most comprehensive guide available.”
The report rates the top printers in five categories – Enthusiast Printers, Plug-n-Play Printers, Kit/DIY Printers, Budget Printers, and Resin Printers – using such characteristics as “print quality, ease-of-use, build quality, reliability, failure rate, customer service, community, running expenses, openness, software and value.” The guide narrowed the countless printers in the world down to 18 different models, ensuring that only printers with more than 10 reviews would be incorporated into the guide. The guide also includes the 58 printers (that had more than 5 reviews) that didn’t make it to the top of their given categories.
Both our 3D Printers ranked in the top 5 in the 3d Printer Review.
|Ultimaker 2||Ultimaker Original|
|"It has the perfect balance of excellent quality, speed with enough room for the tinkerers to alter and improve whatever they wish. The forums add double value to the machine. There's no better way to get a question asked or a problem solved than to ask on the forum. It just can't get any better."||"Great machine that produces great prints in many materials. Printer is easily upgraded with easy prints, which makes me wish it would be cheaper since you spend most of your first month making it better. It's a great base printer that has many options to hack and upgrade it to your liking."|