3D Printers Buyer’s Guide

Surely you have heard a lot about 3D printers and what you can do with them. There are many wonderful machines that can make your creator aspirations come true. But, when it comes to buy a Tevo 3D printer, which model should you choose? How much should you spend? And which is the most suitable Tevo 3D printer for you? Here is a guide to the essential questions when buying a 3D printer.

What is a 3D Printers?

3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology, also known as Additive Manufacturing.

It is a technology based on digital model files, using powder-like metal or plastic and other adhesive materials to construct objects by printing layer by layer. 3D printers can generate parts of any shape directly from computer graphics data without machining or any molds, thus greatly shortening the product development cycle, increasing productivity and reducing production costs.

If you want, you can anything possible through 3D printing. 

  • Education: it can visualize the contents of books, and make the deep knowledge easy to understand through 3D printing models, making it easier for children to learn. 
  • Art: help art lovers develop their imagination, and can help display the highly artistic design and accurate image through 3D printers. 
  • Industry: quickly and accurately convert the design in the computer into a model, manufacture part molds, or print out assembled objects, greatly reducing research and development time. 
  • Architecture: Architectural models were built by hand and took a long time in the past, now with 3D printing technology, you can quickly print the architectural model you want through a 3D printer.

Important Features of 3D Printers

  • Print Size

According to the maximum range that the X, Y and Z axis can move, determine the size that the machine can print. 

  • Simple Operation

Whether the printer is simple to assemble, the print settings are simple, and the customer can directly operate.

  • Resumption

After Power-off & Out-of-material Detection Resumption after power-off if there is a sudden power outage, the printer will follow the unfinished printing instructions, no need reprinting, saving time and materials. Out-of-material detection: early warning and replacement of insufficient filaments to improve printing speed.

  • Leveling Calibration

Manual leveling: adjust the horizontal direction of the hot bed manually. Automatic leveling: the machine automatically adjusts the horizontal direction of the hot bed. 

5 Things to Consider Before Buying 3D Printers

1. Figure out your purpose of 3D printers

What types of things do you want to print? Just as a hobby? Or do you want to use it in business and sell your model? Or do you want to use it in education? Industrial? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before you start looking for relevant information.

2. Your budget of 3D printers

In most cases, 3D printers are priced based on the performance and quality of the machine itself. Think about what a 3D printer means to you, estimate your price in advance. Then choose the best 3D printer for your price range. Consumables will be your main expense in the future, so a 3D printer that is compatible with multiple consumable types will be the best choice. 

3. Supported filaments of 3D printers

3D printer filaments are mainly PLA,  ABS,  PETG,  TPU and wood. If you tend to use multiple types of materials in your model, you must first ensure that you find a compatible 3D printer. Only in this way can you complete the printing task. 

4. Print speed, accuracy, and layer thickness of 3D printers

The three parameters of speed, accuracy, and layer thickness are related to each other. The finer the accuracy of 3D printing, the smaller the layer thickness, but the slower the printing speed. When the printing speed becomes faster, the thicker the layer is, the rougher the model is. When printing the model, you can balance the parameters according to the model effect. 

5. Nozzle diameter of 3D printers

Generally, the nozzle diameters of 3D printers are 0.4mm and 0.8mm. The larger the diameter of the nozzle  the thicker the consumables that are printed on a layer, the less the level of printing, the less the number of nozzle movements and the printing time quick. If you want to make the texture of the printed model surface more fine, use a small diameter nozzle.

Features of Different Tevo 3D Printers

  • TEVO Little Monster

If you are looking for a fast 3d printer with large build volume, expert functionality and a great value for your money, your choice should be the Tevo Little Monster. Contrary to the “Little“ in it’s name, the Tevo Little Monster which is Tevo’s first Delta 3D printer kit actually has one of the biggest build volumes available on the market.