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2019 Best 3D Printers With Enclosures

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by Hironori Kondo
Aug 4, 2019
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Whether for safety, cleanliness, or printing performance, having an enclosure is often helpful. Check out our list of the best 3D printers with enclosures.

Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Why Enclose?

BCN3D Sigma and Sigmax R19 with enclosures.
BCN3D Sigma and Sigmax R19 with enclosures. Source: bcn3d.com

Most 3D printers, including many of our top-rated 3D printers, don’t come with enclosures. So why would you want a printer with one?

For one, having an enclosure improves safety. FDM 3D printers have many parts that are hot, moving, or both, and having an enclosure helps keep fingers away. This is especially important when children may be present, such as in school or home environments.

Enclosures can also significantly improve printing performance by keeping dust and wind out and heat in. This reduces the odds of print failure and boosts interlayer adhesion of your prints, improving print quality and strength. This is especially noticeable when printing high-temperature materials that benefit from being printed in a higher ambient temperature.

Of course, there are plenty of DIY and 3rd-party enclosures available for 3D printers that don’t already have one. But what if you’re looking for something that has an enclosure straight out of the box or directly from the manufacturer?

Here are our top picks of the best 3D printers with enclosures!

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Monoprice MP Voxel (Under $500)

The Monoprice MP Voxel, a solid Monoprice machine for intermediate users.
The Monoprice MP Voxel, a solid Monoprice machine for intermediate users. Source: monoprice.com

The Monoprice MP Voxel is an entry-level 3D printer with many beginner-friendly features. Coming from Monoprice, who have already produced many top-rated printers, the MP Voxel is clearly built by people familiar with the common struggles of FDM printing.

Rolling in at just over $300, the MP Voxel features a full enclosure – a rarity at this price point – as well as a heated, removable, and flexible print bed. You also get assisted bed leveling, a built-in camera, a filament sensor, a 2.8″ Color IPS touchscreen, easily swappable nozzles, and WiFi connectivity. The entire machine is designed around convenience and ease-of-use, perfect for anyone getting started with 3D printing.

  • Manufacturer: Monoprice
  • Build Volume: 150 x 150 x 150 mm (5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05 – 0.4 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.0025 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.011 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, PETG, exotics
  • Software: MP FlashPrint
  • Supported Input Formats: 3MF, STL, OBJ
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 400 x 380 x 405 mm (15.7″ x 15.0″ x 15.9″)
  • Weight: 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Da Vinci Jr. WiFi Pro (Alternative, Under $500)

The da Vinci Jr. WiFi Pro.
The da Vinci Jr. WiFi Pro. Source: xyzprinting.com

The da Vinci Jr. WiFi Pro is another entry-level, fully-enclosed printer under $500. Part of the da Vinci lineup by XYZPrinting, famed for its affordability, the Jr. WiFi Pro is a compact machine designed to improve your printing experience.

Featuring automatic calibration, WiFi connectivity, and automatic material detection, this printer is quite a convenience. For more advanced users, the print head can also be swapped out for a hardened-steel nozzle or laser engraver. And, of course, it is fully enclosed!

  • Manufacturer: XYZPrinting
  • Build Volume: 150 x 150 x 150 mm (5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.02 – 0.4 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.0004 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0125 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, PETG, exotics
  • Software: XYZmaker Suite
  • Supported Input Formats: 3MF, STL, OBJ, IGS, STP, 3W
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, SD
  • Dimensions: 420 x 430 x 380 mm (16.54″ x 16.93″ x 14.96″)
  • Weight: 12.0 kg (26.5 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Tiertime UP Mini 2 ES (Under $1000)

The Tiertime UP Mini 2 ES, excellent for printing ABS, given the enclosure.
The Tiertime UP Mini 2 ES, excellent for printing ABS, given the enclosure. Source: tiertime.com

For a little more, you can get yourself a UP Mini 2 ES from Tiertime, coming in at around $700. Awarded the title of “Best 3D printer for Beginners” in our summer 3D printer rankings, it’s one of the best machines available in the $500–$1000 bracket.

For the price, you’re getting everything that you would expect from a beginner-friendly printer, and more: A 4.3″ color touchscreen, ethernet and WiFi connectivity, automatic leveling, blackout recovery, and swappable print beds. For the enclosure, you’re not just getting a full cover, you’re also getting a built-in HEPA and activated carbon filter for fume-free printing.

If you’re willing to put in a little more money, beginners and advanced users alike will likely benefit from the feature-rich UP Mini 2 ES.

  • Manufacturer: Tiertime
  • Build Volume: 120 x 120 x 120 mm (4.7″ x 4.7″ x 4.7″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.15 – 0.35 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.005 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.005 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, PETG, exotics
  • Software: UP Studio Version 2.5 or above
  • Supported Input Formats: 3MF, STL, OBJ, UP3, UPS, TSK, PLY, OFF, 3DS
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 255 x 365 x 385 mm (10.0″ x 14.4″ x 15.2″)
  • Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Flashforge Creator Pro (Alternative, Under $1000)

The Flashforge Creator Pro, an old but nevertheless capable option.
The Flashforge Creator Pro, an old but nevertheless capable option. Source: flashforge.com

The Flashforge Creator Pro is an oldie but goodie in the 3D printing world. Though slightly dated in that it’s missing many modern features, the Creator Pro is a well-built, fully-enclosed 3D printer under $1000, claiming our best budget dual extruder.

Compared to many newer printers, you’re not getting many comfort features: It’s just a full metal frame, a 6.3-mm aluminum build plate, an acrylic enclosure, and a dual-extruder print head. For beginners, the lack of extras and automation gives the Creator Pro a more significant learning curve, but seasoned users will likely find it a reliable, well-built machine. You’re paying for its solid construction and dual-extrusion capability, not its ease-of-use.

  • Manufacturer: Flashforge
  • Build Volume: 227 x 148 x 150 mm (8.9″ x 5.8″ x 5.9″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.1 – 0.5 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.011 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0025 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, PETG, TPU, PVA, exotics
  • Software: N/A (open)
  • Supported Input Formats: N/A
  • Connectivity: SD, USB cable
  • Dimensions: 320 x 467 x 381 mm (12.6″ x 18.4″ x 15.0″)
  • Weight: 11.0 kg (24.3 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Zortrax M200 Plus (Under $2000)

The Zortrax M200 Plus is a sleek, enclosed machine.
The Zortrax M200 Plus is a sleek, enclosed machine. Source: zortrax.com

The original Zortrax M200 3D printer is famed in the 3D printing universe for its ease-of-use and reliability, claiming numerous awards and finding its way to NASA, Ferrari, Bosch, and other big companies. The updated Zortrax M200 Plus takes all of the best parts of the M200 and expands upon its functionality.

From the original M200, the Plus has kept the all-metal build, perforated build plate, and enclosure with a front door. Zortrax has also added an improved extruder system, advanced WiFi connectivity and management, built-in camera monitoring, power loss recovery, print runout detection, and a color touchscreen interface. If you need even more enclosure coverage, you can purchase a separate HEPA cover to go on top of the printer and filter toxins out of the air.

  • Manufacturer: Zortrax
  • Build Volume: 200 x 200 x 180 mm (7.9″ x 7.9″ x 7.1″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.09 – 0.39 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.00125 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0015 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, ASA, HIPS, PETG, PLA, flexible, durable
  • Software: Z-Suite
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, DXF, 3MF
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 350 x 360 x 505 mm (13.8″ x 14.2″ x 19.9″)
  • Weight: 16.0 kg (32.3 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Zortrax Inventure (Alternative, Under $2000)

The Zortrax Inventure is a professional enclosed machine with a niche use case.
The Zortrax Inventure is a professional enclosed machine with a niche use case. Source: zortrax.com

The Zortrax Inventure is another reliable 3D printer from Zortrax and our runner-up for the $1000 to $2000 price bracket.

The Inventure is a fully-enclosed system with a built-in HEPA filter, designed specifically for printing high-temperature, ABS-like filaments with dissolvable PVA support material. This dual-extrusion function allows for advanced geometries and movable mechanisms to be printed in one go, opening up design freedom and reducing post-processing time. For even greater printing reliability, the enclosed print chamber is heated, preventing plastic warpage.

Looking outside of the print chamber, the Inventure has built-in material detection and material runout detection for greater printing reliability. This sounds like a feature list similar to the M200, and in fact, the only difference is that the Inventure is optimized specifically for printing in ABS-like materials with soluble supports; thus, the M200 will likely better suit the vast majority of users.

Read more: Zortrax Inventure: Smart, Simple, and Super Convenient

  • Manufacturer: Zortrax
  • Build Volume: 135 x 135 x 130 mm (5.3″ x 5.3″ x 5.1″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.09 – 0.29 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.00125 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0015 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: PETG, PLA, PVA, flexible, durable
  • Software: Z-Suite
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, DXF, 3MF
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 350 x 345 x 405 mm (13.8″ x 13.6″ x 15.9″)
  • Weight: 21.0 kg (46.3 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures BCN3D Sigma R19 (Under $3000)

The BCN3D Sigma R19 – an all-around solid machine for your money.
The BCN3D Sigma R19 – an all-around solid machine for your money. Source: bcn3d.com

Rated as our runner-up to the best dual extruder 3D printer, the BCN3D Sigma R19 is the improved 2019 reboot of the wildly popular BCN3D Sigma 3D printer. The highlight of the show is the independent dual extrusion system (IDEX) that offers precise and reliable dual extrusion printing, as well as duplicated or mirrored printing modes. To take performance to the next level, BCN3D has also updated the extruder and hot end to feature parts from Bondtech and E3D, both acclaimed 3D printing OEMs.

For reliability to match the hardware, the Sigma R19 comes equipped with filament runout sensors and robust troubleshooting wizards accessible via the color touchscreen. The machine also keeps track of uptime, reminding you of when to run maintenance and calibration for smooth printing.

The enclosure available for the Sigma R19 is clean and has a built-in HEPA filter, but, being sold separately, it’ll cost you more to enclose this premium machine.

  • Manufacturer: BCN3D Technologies
  • Build Volume: 210 x 297 x 210 mm (8.3″ x 11.7″ x 8.3″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05 – 0.5 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.001 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0125 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.3/0.4/0.5/0.6/0.8 mm
  • Filament Size: 2.85 mm
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, nylon, PETG, TPU, PVA, exotics
  • Software: BCN3D Cura
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, AMF
  • Connectivity: SD, USB
  • Dimensions: 465 x 440 x 680 mm (18.3″ x 17.3″ x 26.8″)
  • Weight: 15.0 kg (33.1 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Tiertime UP300 (Alternative, Under $3000)

The Tiertime UP300 is a slightly lesser-known enclosed machine.
The Tiertime UP300 is a slightly lesser-known enclosed machine. Source: tiertime.com

If you’re looking for an enclosed 3D printer, you’re probably looking to high-temperature plastics like ABS. The Tiertime UP300 is the summer 2019’s editor’s pick precisely because it reliably prints out ABS parts like no other machine can.

These flawless ABS prints are made possible by a sturdy, fully-enclosed print chamber, material-specific print heads, a perforated print bed, and dual HEPA and activated carbon air filtration. Print preparation and cleanup is also designed to be as simple as possible with Tiertime’s UPStudio software. For reliable and easy ABS printing, the Tiertime UP300 is one of the best machines out there.

  • Manufacturer: Tiertime
  • Build Volume: 205 x 255 x 225 mm (8.1″ x 10.0″ x 8.9″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.15 – 0.35 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.005 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.005 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: ABS, PLA, PETG, exotics
  • Software: UP Studio Version 2.5 or above
  • Supported Input Formats: 3MF, STL, OBJ, UP3, UPS, TSK, PLY, OFF, 3DS
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 255 x 365 x 385 mm (10.0″ x 14.4″ x 15.2″)
  • Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Raise Pro2 (Under $4000)

The Raise Pro2 is a formidable prosumer machine.
The Raise Pro2 is a formidable prosumer machine. Source: raise3d.com

For $4,000, you’re entering the range of some of the best prosumer 3D printers. Meet the Raise Pro2, one of the highest-rated 3D printers thanks to its incredible marriage of quality hardware and software.

On the hardware side, you’re looking at a solid metal construction and complete, HEPA-filter enclosure for remarkable rigidity and printing performance. The motion components are some of the best featured on any prosumer printer, with ball screws and massive rails for the Z-axis. For printing, you have receding dual nozzles, improved extruder geometries, power loss recovery, built-in camera monitoring, and filament runout sensors for greater reliability. The print bed is “aerospace-grade” and swappable for seamless printing.

On the software side, you’ll find advanced print monitoring and control via the 7″ touchscreen, along with total wireless control, all running on a new, onboard 32-bit controller.

Without a doubt, the Raise Pro2 is one of the best fully-enclosed 3D printers money can buy right now. Just make sure not to clog the extruders, because they can be very difficult to dismantle and troubleshoot.

  • Manufacturer: Raise3D
  • Build Volume: 305 x 305 x 300 mm (12.0″ x 12.0″ x 11.8″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.01 – 0.25 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.000078125 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.00078125 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, HIPS, PC, TPU, TPE, nylon, PETG, ASA, PP, PVA, exotics
  • Software: ideaMaker
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, 3MF
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 620 x 590 x 760 mm (24.4″ x 23.2″ x 29.9″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97.0 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures BCN3D Sigmax R19 (Alternative, Under $4000)

The BCN3D Sigmax R19 is a fatter version of the famed Sigma R19.
The BCN3D Sigmax R19 is a fatter version of the famed Sigma R19. Source: bcn3d.com

If the Raise Pro2 is slightly too large for you, consider the BCN3D Sigmax R19, the bigger brother of the Sigma R19.

The Sigmax has all of the same features as the Sigma: the IDEX system, premium Bondtech and E3D components, filament runout sensors, troubleshooting tools, and a touchscreen. Plus, it packs double the printing volume. Again, the HEPA filter enclosure is sold separately, but if you already had your eyes on the Sigma and need something bigger, the Sigmax R19 is perfect for you.

  • Manufacturer: BCN3D Technologies
  • Build Volume: 420 x 297 x 210 mm (16.5″ x 11.7″ x 8.3″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05 – 0.5 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.001 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0125 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.3/0.4/0.5/0.6/0.8 mm
  • Filament Size: 2.85 mm
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, nylon, PETG, TPU, PVA, exotics
  • Software: BCN3D Cura
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, AMF
  • Connectivity: SD, USB
  • Dimensions: 675 x 440 x 680 mm (26.6″ x 17.3″ x 26.8″)
  • Weight: 18.0 kg (39.7 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Ultimaker S5 (Alternative, Under $6000)

The Ultimaker S5: the end of the line in terms of professional consumer FDM machines.
The Ultimaker S5: the end of the line in terms of professional consumer FDM machines. Source: ultimaker.com

If you’re looking for the best of the best 3D printers with dual extrusion capabilities, the Ultimaker S5 is one of the top choices you have. Trusted by Decathlon, Volkswagen, Siemens, Zeiss, L’Oreal, Ford, and more, the S5 is built to run continuously and reliably in professional environments.

On the hardware side, you have active bed leveling, glass enclosure doors, filament flow sensors, swappable print cores, material detection, lifting dual nozzles, and an award-winning touchscreen interface.

Combined with Ultimaker’s powerful Cura and Connect platforms, you get wireless print farm management and monitoring, simple and intuitive file processing, CAD software integration, and access to a wide range of settings for engineering composites in Ultimaker’s material library.

If your time is money, the Ultimaker S5 is sure to be a worthy investment.

  • Manufacturer: Ultimaker
  • Build Volume: 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13.0″ x 9.4″ x 11.8″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.02 – 0.6 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.0069 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.0025 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.25/0.4/0.6/0.8 mm
  • Filament Size: 2.85 mm
  • Materials: PLA, tough PLA, ABS, nylon, CPE, CPE+, PC, PP, TPU, PVA, breakaway, composites, exotics
  • Software: Cura, Connect
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, X3D, 3MF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Ethernet, USB
  • Dimensions: 495 x 585 x 780 mm (19.5″ x 23.0″ x 30.7″)
  • Weight: 20.6 kg (45.4 lbs)

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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Raise Pro2 Plus (Under $6000)

The Raise Pro2 Plus is a beast of a machine.
The Raise Pro2 Plus is a beast of a machine. Source: raise3d.com

Closing off our list, we have a machine that prints big with big results: the Raise Pro2 Plus.

The Pro2 Plus features the same exceptional build quality, 32-bit electronics, integrated software, and premium printing performance of the Raise Pro2, but with over twice the build height. This means that you’re getting all the award-winning features with even greater geometric freedom.

With all the advanced hardware and software we’ve come to expect from Raise at double the printing capacity, it’s no wonder that the Raise Pro2 Plus is our best large format 3D printer and runner-up to the best enclosed 3D printer.

  • Manufacturer: Raise3D
  • Build Volume: 305 x 305 x 605 mm (12.0″ x 12.0″ x 23.8″)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.01 – 0.25 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – Z: 0.000078125 mm
  • Positioning Accuracy – XY: 0.00078125 mm
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.2/0.4/0.6/0.8/1.0 mm
  • Filament Size: 1.75 mm
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, HIPS, PC, TPU, TPE, nylon, PETG, ASA, PP, PVA, exotics
  • Software: ideaMaker
  • Supported Input Formats: STL, OBJ, 3MF
  • Connectivity: USB, WiFi, Ethernet
  • Dimensions: 620 x 590 x 1105 mm (24.4″ x 23.2″ x 43.5″)
  • Weight: 77.1 kg (170.0 lbs)
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Best 3D Printers With Enclosures Final Thoughts

The BCN3D Sigma R19 with enclosure.
The BCN3D Sigma R19 with enclosure. Source: bcn3d.com

There you have it: our picks of the best 3D printers with enclosures in 2019, whether you’re a beginner at home or a professional in the workspace, whether you’re looking to save a buck or achieve the best possible results.

For more options of 3D printers worth buying, check out our guides to the best 3D printers overall, best dual extruder 3D printers, and best resin-based 3D printers.

Happy printing!

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