Looking for the best 3D printer under $200? Read our guide for the top recommendations. Make sure you check the printers at the various online stores we’ve linked to as the prices tend to fluctuate from time to time.
Best 3D Printers Under $200
Anycubic i3 Mega
You only need a little time to assemble this Prusa clone for a fraction of the original price. The assembly is not difficult and is absolutely feasible thanks to the good instructions.
The Anycubic i3 Mega can be found on the Internet for a price between $160 and $250, so it’s a super cheap 3D printer. It offers a decent, heatable print bed called Ultrabase, a good hotend – everything all in all a printer that you can get started with right away. Provided you have enough PLA filament in the house. A device for frugal 3D newbies who are not afraid of putting some more work into their 3D printer.
Monoprice Mini Delta
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Most of the printers shown here are Cartesian printers. To add a bit of variety, we have included this little comrade: the Mini Delta from Monoprice. This little delta 3D printer is remarkable because it offers a rare technology for an affordable price.
Such printers are usually a little more complicated to assemble than others. This cheap 3D printer comes pre-assembled out of the box. You can practically start printing right away. The printer is WiFi-enabled and has an auto-calibration function. All of this is available for under € 200.
The compactness that the Mini Delta offers comes with one disadvantage: the print bed is absolutely tiny, so make sure it suits your needs before you buy one.
Monoprice MP Select Mini V2
When Monoprice launched the Select Mini in late 2016, it caused a stir in the 3D printing community. The cheap 3D printer has an excellent price-performance ratio and provides acceptable prints. It also comes with a heated print bed and, although it doesn’t look like it, the hardware can be spruced up.
Thanks to the standard WiFi connectivity, the Select Mini V2 can set itself apart from its competition in the under € 200 category. The installation space is of course tiny and cannot be compared with our winner, the Creality Ender 3.
The Ender 3 from Creality sells like sliced bread. Geeetech would like to have a slice of it and is trying to remake the popular Creality Ender 3. The Geeetech A10 is not a simple imitator, because it can be easily assembled and even trumps the Ender 3 with its slightly larger installation space (220 x 220 x 260 mm). The Geeetech A10 also has a so-called “Super Plate”, a pressure plate that competes with the Ultrabase from Anycubic.
The only downside here is the calibration, which still has to be done manually. But once you’ve done that, you have a solid 3D printer at an affordable price. There is also a WiFi dongle on request.
Creality Ender 3
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Even if its better-equipped brother, the Ender 3 Pro, continues to grow in popularity, the original Ender 3 is one of the best budget options out there as it offers phenomenal value for money.
It comes with a heated print bed measuring 220 x 220 and a Z-axis of 250 mm. Another plus point is the power failure function: If the power is gone for a moment, you don’t have to throw away the print, but can conveniently continue printing as soon as juice comes out of the socket.
The Ender 3, which is mostly delivered pre-assembled, delivers remarkable immediate results for its low price. Another plus: you can hack, modify and upgrade it at will and benefit from a large and active community that share tips and tricks online.
Tronxy XY-2 Pro
Nowadays it’s very common for a company to change a few aspects of a printer and then publish the result as a “Pro” or “Plus” version. In this case, however, the “Pro” addition actually makes sense. The Tronxy XY-2 Pro has actually been completely redesigned compared to the previous model.
The Pro has gained some features (unusual in this price range); this includes automatic bed leveling, a print resume function (e.g. after a power failure), a sensor to detect the end of the filament and, for € 20 more, an optional titanium extruder.