Best 3 in 1 3D Printer

A 3 in 1 3D printer is a cost-effective option for makers that want to do more than just 3D print. Also known as all-in-one 3D printers, these machines combine the ability to 3D printer with laser engraving and CNC’ing capabilities. Which is the best 3 in 1 3D printer?

With a 3-in-1 3D printer, you get the benefits of a laser engraver, CNC cutter, and a printer all in one machine. Here are our top 5 picks of the best 3-in-1 3D printers on the market.

There are not many 3-in-1 3D printers on the market. And the few that you will find are not simple to use for the novice and medium-expertise consumer.

However, manufacturers have been upping their game and today, you will find 3-in-1 3D printers in all shapes and sizes. These printers feature a wide range of build volume, making them perfect for both small hobby projects as well as large industrial-scale models.

Below is an overview of the best 3-in-1 3D printers you can buy.

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ZMorph VX Industrial Option This powerful desktop 3D printer guarantees professional results, thanks to its highly developed toolheads and large build space

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Snapmaker 2.0 Best Balance Between Desktop and Industrial Option This sleek-looking 3D printer brings the familiar interface of desktop 3D printers and boasts of printing high-quality models. The A359 models provides great value for your money.

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Creality CP-01

 

Budget Option This budget 3-in-1 3D printer has a decent build volume and produces high quality prints.

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When creating this best 3-in-1 3D printer guide, we only considered machines that ship as complete units. However, there are other printers that can be upgraded to be 3-in-1s by purchasing a laser module or similar add-on. We did not consider such printers in our roundup.
Printer Tool Heads Build Volume Price
Creality CP-01 3D Printing, CNC milling, laser engraving/cutting 200 x 200 x 200 mm CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
Snapmaker 2.0 3D Printing, CNC milling, laser engraving/cutting Up to 320 x 350 x 330 mm (dependent on model) CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON
ZMorph Fab 3D Printing, dual extrusion 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting & engraving 250 x 235 x 165 mm+ (tool head dependent) CHECK PRICE ON 3DPRINTERSONLINE
Stepcraft M-Series 3D Printing, CNC milling, oscillating tangential knife, hot wire cutter, wood burning pen, plotter, rotary 4th axis, laser engraving, touch probe, tool changing spindle Up to 843 x 1150 x 194 mm (dependent on model) CHECK PRICE ON SHOP.STEPCRAFT-SYSTEM
Diabase H-Series 3D Printing, CNC milling, touch probe Up to 416 x 186 x 210 mm (axis dependent)

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5Axismaker 3D Printing, CNC milling, touch probe scanning From 400 x 400 x 400 mm (model dependent) CHECK PRICE ON 5AXISMAKER

1. Creality CP-01

Creality CP-01

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Printer Name Creality CP-01
Tool Heads 3D Printing, CNC milling, laser engraving/cutting
Build Volume 200 x 200 x 200 mm
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The Creality CP-01 is a budget 3D printer that combines that ability of CNC cutting, laser engraving and 3D printing in one compact unit. The printer has a build volume of 200 x 200 x 200mm as well as other features normally found in Creality 3D printer, e.g., a textured glass print bed.

The 3-in-1 3D printer offers decent performance, thanks partly to the direct drive extrusion system with dual-geared filament feed. You can use the printer’s 0.5W laser tool head for engraving vectors in black and white images. There is also a 4.800 RPM spindle for carving.

The Creality CP-01 looks compact. The usual jumbled up wiring you will find in most 3D printers is tucked tidily in an integrated control box and the power unit that is part of the base unit of the printer.

The input and output modules of the printer are at the rear. As a result, changing the tool heads may somewhat challenging. However, you can use the easy release connectors to communicate between the tool head and controller, which will make hooking the two parts easy inasmuch as they are difficult to reach.

The 3-in-1 3D printer has three screws that fix each tool head the X-axis-traveling mounting plate. This does not happen quickly but is quite easy.

The CP-01 is powered by Creality Workshop, which also includes Creality Slicer. The software ensure that the engraving and CNC’ing tool heads work properly. This simple software allows you to start making in a few minutes.

2. Snapmaker 2.0

Snapmaker 2.0

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Printer Name Snapmaker 2.0
Tool Heads 3D Printing, CNC milling, laser engraving/cutting
Build Volume Up to 320 x 350 x 330 mm (dependent on model)
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The Snapmaker 2.0 3D printer comes in three sizes. The small version is the A150, which measures 160 x 160 x 145mm and has a build volume of 125 x 125 x125mm. The printer has three primary tool heads – CNC cutting, laser engraving and 3D printing, and there are plans for additional toolheads in the future versions.

The large version, the Snapmaker A350 is slick and does a great job for personal projects. This printer has a build volume of 320 x 330 x 350mm for CNC cutting, lasering and 3D printing.

The Snapmaker 2.0 runs on the Snapmaker Luban software. The software is excellent when it comes to laser engraving and CNC control. However, we fond it a little bit inflexible in 3D printing, especially when compared to other popular slicers on the market.

3. ZMorph VX

ZMorph VX

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Printer Name ZMorph Fab
Tool Heads 3D Printing, dual extrusion 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting & engraving
Build Volume 250 x 235 x 165 mm+ (tool head dependent)
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ZMorph is arguable the best 3-in-1 3D printer manufacturer on the market. The ZMorph VX by the company features a wide range of tools that can handle different materials. This printer has a triangular shape like the RepRap MendelMax and its interchangeable tool heads allow it to eb used for different functions quickly.

For 3D printing, the ZMorph VX toolhead can handle both 1.75mm and 3mm filament. The printer also has a dual-extruder, which means that you can print multiple materials and colors with it. Another notable feature of the printer is the heated bed, which allows you to print high-temperature materials such as HIPS, PETG, ABS, and PVA (soluble support materials).

The capabilities of the ZMorph VX CNC’ing and laser cutting, thanks to the CNC PRO and Laser PRO tool head respectively. The CNC tool head works well with the printer’s frame and motion system’s high torque to engrave glass, acrylic, wood and other materials.

Coming to the Laser PRO, this tool head has an encased 2.8-watt blue laser diode capable of cutting many softer materials and engraving leather, plastics, and woods without overburn.

The ZMorph VX can also print thick, paste-like material like chocolate. To print this material, the printer uses the pneumatic Thick Paste Extruder tool head. However, the tool head takes quite some work to get started with.

This 3-in-1 3D printer is powered by ZMorph’s proprietary Voxelizer 3D software, which processes jobs by voxelizing the models. The software represents 3D models as 3D pixels rather than the triangular meshes that other slicers use. The capability of representing 3D models as 3D pixels means that the software can allow operations that normally are not possible with other slicers, for example, the use of 3D filters.

4. Stepcraft M-Series

Stepcraft M-Series

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Printer Name Stepcraft M-Series
Tool Heads 3D Printing, CNC milling, oscillating tangential knife, hot wire cutter, wood burning pen, plotter, rotary 4th axis, laser engraving, touch probe, tool changing spindle
Build Volume Up to 843 x 1150 x 194 mm (dependent on model)
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The Stepcraft M-series from Stepcraft are a worthy upgrade of the D-series. The M-series 3D printers have a versatile long and wide CNC and boasts of 12 tool heads. The printers also have an optional vacuum table mounting system, which means you can mount the virtually anywhere, whether on the floor or on a wall.

The M-Series 3D printers come with a 1000-watt as standard and in different configurations. The pricier models are better equipped and feature sturdy ball screws, a semi-closed loop Nema 23 stepper motor driver system, and full aluminum table.

The M-series machines are shipped with UCCNC machine control software. However, you can use any other CNC software that you like with them.

5. Diabase H-Series

Diabase H-Series

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Printer Name Diabase H-Series
Tool Heads 3D Printing, CNC milling, touch probe
Build Volume Up to 416 x 186 x 210 mm (axis dependent)
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The Diabase H-series is a benchtop machine that makes it in our list of the best 3-in-1 3D printers. The unit’s rotary tool holding system can be outfitted with up to five metrology tool, CNC machining, or 3D printing tool heads.

This machine is designed to combine subtractive and additive technologies to make benchtop manufacturing easier. The unit can print 3 different materials simultaneously. You can 3D print a solid feedstock and them immediately CNC mill it into the nest shape part, as well as other configurations between.

The Diabase H-series can handle a wide range of materials, from a low as 60 Shore A up to 80 Shore D. Moreover, it can mill engineer-grade plastics like acetal as well as metals such as aluminum and brass.

To make your manufacturing process easy, the H-series comes with post-processing scripts for Autodesk Fusion 360.

6. 5Axismaker

5Axismaker

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Printer Name 5Axismaker
Tool Heads 3D Printing, CNC milling, touch probe scanning
Build Volume From 400 x 400 x 400 mm (model dependent)
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As the name suggests, the 5Axisworks 5Axismaker makes things in five axes. The machine has a moving gantry with interchangeable tool heads. There is also a rotating tool head mounted at the end of the Z-axis arm, which allows the machine to handle various jobs such as advanced CNC carving or materials as well as 3D printing 3D curved models.

The 5Axismaker comes out the box with 3D printing and CNC milling tool heads. The 3D printing tool head has a 0.6mm nozzle. Extra tool mounts are available on request. You can also order a touch probe tool head.

The 5Axismaker comes in different sizes, with the smallest one having a working volume of 400 x 400 x 400mm. This large working volume means this is a serious machine for exacting projects.

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