Buyer’s Guides

Current buyer’s guides of 3D printers, filaments, CNC routers, and more. Includes top picks and recommendations to find the best product for your needs.

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Simply the Best
The Best 3D Printers in 2023 – Buyer’s Guide

Stop looking and start printing: we’ve reviewed and picked the best 3D printers across many categories to help you find the best tech for your needs.

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The Best Resin 3D Printers in 2023

The best resin 3D printers for home, backed by full reviews. Check out our picks to find the best resin printer for your needs.

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Scan-tastic
The Best 3D Scanners in 2023 – Buyer’s Guide

Check out our updated guide to scanning tech and the best 3D scanners from entry-level to pro – many backed by hands-on reviews.

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Make Your Ender a Contender
The Best Creality Ender 3 (V2/Pro/Max) Upgrades & Mods

Great as they are, there's plenty you can do the Creality Ender 3, V2, Max, and Pro to upgrade and make them your own. Here are our recommendations.

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The Best PLA Filaments in 2023 – 3D Printer Filament Buyer’s Guide

Check out the best PLA filament brands available on the market right now! Find the best 3D printer filament for your needs and budget!

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The Ultimate Filament Guide
Best 3D Printer Filament: The Main Types in 2023

The main 3D printer filament types, their uses, properties, and where you can buy them. Find the best 3D printer filament for your needs!

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Bigger Is Almost Certainly Better
The Best Large 3D Printers in 2023

If your regular run-of-the-mill printers are too small to contain your enormous 3D printing ambitions, this guide to the best large 3D printers is just for you.

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Become a Fila-Master
The Best Filament Extruders in 2023

Thanks to more consumer-level filament extruder options, it's never been easier to make your own filament. Check out the best options to buy!

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Micro Computers, Maximum Potential
The Best Single-Board Computers of 2022

The best SBCs to buy, from budget to power SBCs. Check out picks for the best single-board computers for all needs and budgets.

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Additive Metallurgy
The Best Metal 3D Printers of 2022

Our metal 3D printer buyer's guide provides the insights you need to make the best metal 3D printer decision. Plus, a look at all the specs and prices!

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The Top 5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives in 2023

There are plenty of reasons you might need a stand-in or a drop-in replacement for a Raspberry Pi, so here are some of the best alternatives around.

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Fire the Laser
The Best Laser Cutters of 2022 – Buyer’s Guide

Check out our buyer's guide to find the best laser cutter for your needs. Plus an introduction to laser cutting, services, and materials.

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It's All Engravy
The 10 Best Laser Engravers of 2022

Looking for a desktop laser engraving machine? Check out our picks for the best laser engravers on the market. Plus, an introduction, services, and materials.

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Extending Reality
The Best Lidar Scanner Apps of 2022

Newer smartphones feature a lidar scanner, but many people don't put it to use. Read on for lidar scanner apps you may find useful.

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CNC Champions
The Best CNC Routers of 2022 – Buyer’s Guide

Looking for a desktop CNC machine for home? Check out our buyer’s guide to find the best CNC router for your needs.

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No Tumble Drying
Filament Dryer / Dry Box: The Best Options of 2022

Unless you're printing in a desert, filament will likely absorb moisture. Learn about the best filament dryers and dry boxes to DIY or buy!

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The Best Dual Extruder 3D Printers of 2022

Check out our buyer’s guide to the best dual extruder 3D printers on the market right now, from dual extrusion upgrades to IDEX 3D printers.

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The Best Glue Sticks for 3D Printing

A simple glue stick can go a long way in improving bed adhesion. Check out the best glue sticks for 3D printing!

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The Best Professional 3D Printers of 2023

Running a small business and looking for an affordable, reliable 3D printer? Check out our guide to the best professional 3D printers under $10,000.

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The 3 Best Budget Laser Engravers of 2023

Check out our picks for the best budget laser engravers and a quick introduction to laser engraving, materials, and software. Read on to learn more.

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