Buyer’s Guide | Summary & Standouts

FUSED FILAMENT-FINDINGS

This year’s trends in desktop 3D printing

WRITTEN BY ANNA KAZIUNAS FRANCE AND KACIE HULTGREN

TO UNCOVER THIS YEAR’S PRINTER TRENDS AND PROVIDE THE QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON DATA promised by Andreas Bastain’s test protocol, we diligently recorded every piece of data as we ran our test, and probes were scored by the entire team. As we crunched the data, a number of trends emerged that show the state of current 3D-printing hardware and software.

PRINT QUALITY: ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Assessing print quality was a big part of our testing this year, but it’s important to remember that these tests were conducted over a short duration and were intended to mimic the “out of the box” experience ...

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