you want to buy a 3d printer so you can print your own dearth Vader that holds you pen ?
Are printers under 500$ worth it ?
short answer yes! 3D printers used to be very expensive and hard to manage. now at days the technology finally caught up so there is no better time to buy them, they are cheap with some costing less then a PlayStation 5, and the quality of the prints and user experience is beyond what you will ever expect.
best 3d printers under 500
We created a list of the very best printers under 500 $
Ender 3 v2 3D printer
with a 8.66×8.66×9.84 inch bed The Creality Ender-3 V2 , the second in the series, is an inexpensive open-frame 3D printer that comes as a DIY kit. similar to IKEA furniture you will assemble it yourself, the instructions them self are pretty straight forward and takes around 1 hour to assemble. The unit we reviewed had no issues whatsoever. incredible quality prints for the price point. If you are new to 3D printing you shouldn’t miss this deal (i got 2, one for me and one for my kid). setting up the V2 should be a fun for anyone especially for 3D-printing newbies.
Unfortunately you should probably stick to PLA as a filament. we had some issues printing with ABS
FLSUN SR Super Racer 3D Printer
With a huge 260x260x330mm/10.2×10.2×13 Inch printing bed, The FLSUN Super Racer is by far the best 3d printer under 500. The printer features auto leveling which makes your life 10 times easier and the process of starting a print much less cumbersome, it accepts the most popular filaments PLA/ABS/PETG.
The best part of this printer is the speed and reliability, Just easily assemble it plug it into power and let their incredible software take over.
Print wise we find that with the standard 0.1mm precision there are no issues, we even went the extra mile and stopped a print for a few hours and let it start again.,we didnt have any problems it just continued from where it left off.
Voxelab Aries 3D Printer
If you are not a big fan of DIY, we got you!
With a relatively small 199x199x199mm/7.87×7.87×7.87 Inch printing bed, and a great out of the box experience . The Voxelab Aries features auto leveling and wifi printing that makes it easier to upload the prints and start the process without leaving your computer. it accepts the most popular filaments PLA/ABS/PETG and TPU.
We like the fact this 3d printer is under 500 dollars and gives you the feeling it is well over. It is just comfortable. It doesnt ace the speed metric but if you want 0 hassle then just get this one.