© Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron 2018
Joan Horvath and Rich CameronMastering 3D Printing in the Classroom, Library, and Labhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3501-0_4

4. Selecting a Printer: Comparing Technologies

Joan Horvath1  and Rich Cameron1
Nonscriptum LLC, Pasadena, CA, USA

There are now hundreds of different models of 3D printer on the market. But how do you even start to think about which one to buy? In this chapter, we will look at what 3D printer features are likely to be important for your intended uses, and also discuss how to estimate the long-term cost of ownership.

Because 3D printer models (and even manufacturers) come and go on a pretty regular basis, we will avoid suggesting particular models. Once you know what you are looking for, ...

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