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Best Amazon Prime Day 3D Printing Deals

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Today is Amazon Prime Day. Hooboy. Here are the best deals we could find for 3D printers and 3D printing. Grab yourself a bargain!

Amid much hype and excitement, Amazon has launched its 24-hour Prime Day sale — a huge retail event with over 100,000 reductions worldwide — exclusively for paying subscribers. Offers end at midnight tonight.

The Black Friday-style event promises to deliver “major summer deals” every five minutes today. Although the event is reserved for Amazon’s paying Prime subscribers only, the online store says non-paying members can still get involved by signing up to its 30-day free trial.

(And if you choose to go via this route, remember to cancel your membership before the 30-day trial ends to avoid being billed the full annual fee.)

As well as deals across electronics, toys, video games, school uniform, baby, health, beauty, and sports, there are some bargains to be had in 3D printing hardware too.

Here’s a selection of the best Amazon Prime Day deals we’ve found so far. More will be added as we find them.

Amazon Prime Day Deal: ROBO 3D R1 Plus + Six Spools of Filament ($750)

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The Robo R1 is a fantastic starter 3D printer, especially when bundled together with six spools of filament. This budget machine offers decent features such as auto-bed leveling and a heated print-bed, and has a nozzle that can print at high temperatures (which means you can print with more materials).

It also has a large build volume of 250 x 225 x 200 mm, and offers resolution as high as 100 microns. Some users have complained about reliability, but the US-based company offers a free replacement parts warranty for six months and 24 hours support.

This deal offers Amazon Prime members the bundle for $749.99, where the list price is $954.52. Offer ends at Midnight Pacific Time on 12 July.

Amazon Prime Day Deal: LulzBot TAZ 5 Desktop 3D Printer ($1870)

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Now the important thing to keep in mind is that the Taz 5 is no longer being manufactured by Lulzbot. The Taz 5 has been replaced by the new and improved Taz 6, which puts this particular deal firmly in the realms of warehouse clearance.

But that said, it’s still an open source 3D printer with full documentation, so in the event something goes wrong you can easily find a solution online (not to mention full support from the Lulzbot community).

And the fact remains that the Taz 5 is still a well-balanced and versatile machine with fantastic build quality. It can print in a variety of different materials, and it has a hefty 20 liter build volume. It’s zippy too, capable of printing at a maximum speed of 20cm per second.

This deal offers Amazon Prime subscribers 15% off the list price. Offer ends at Midnight Pacific Time on 12 July.

Amazon Prime Day Deal: XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 Pro ($437)

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If you’re a dedicated fan of the XYZprinting range but want to step up a level in features, then the Pro model is a good candidate. This cheap 3d printer earns the “Pro” moniker thanks to important features like a heated print-bed with an enclosed chamber, auto-bed leveling, plus wi-fi connectivity for management over your local network.

Moreover, this model drops the proprietary cartridge system from prior models and accepts third-party filaments, so you’re not locked into the one supplier. There’s also an optional upgrade for a laser engraver, but it’s not clear whether this is included in the deal.

This deal offers Amazon Prime subscribers 25% off the list price. Offer ends at Midnight Pacific Time on 12 July.

Amazon Prime Day Deal: XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D Printer ($840)

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Another machine from the XYZprinting stable, this time a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer. The Nobel 1.0 can fabricate objects at resolutions up to 25 microns, and has a build volume of 5 x 5 x 7.9 inches. It has a resin auto-fill system, and a range of different colored photopolymer resins and materials specifically formulated for the Nobel series.

To be frank, the Amazon reviews on this particular model are not encouraging. Aggrieved customers are saying stuff like “garbage”, “waste of time” and “do not buy”. But if you’re keen to get involved in SLA 3D printing and your budget is tight, then this is one option to consider.

This deal offers Amazon Prime subscribers 25% off the list price. Offer ends at Midnight Pacific Time on 12 July.

Amazon Prime Day Deal: Dremel Idea 3D Printer ($980)

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Uh, this one is pretty sucky as far as deals go, but we’re going to include it for the sake of completeness. Dremel is offering $20 bucks off their first generation Idea 3D Printer, which normally retails for $999. Yeah, that’s pretty stingy, especially when considering that this is a previous generation Idea 3D Printer, and is likely to be discontinued now that version 2.0 is available for $1,300.

But there is a silver lining. The $20 dollar discount applies to a selection of Dremel products costing $100 in total, so existing users can also buy filament, build plates and build tape to keep their Dremel 3D printer ticking along nicely. Those items can be found in the “frequently bought together” section of the Amazon product page.

Features of the Dremel Idea 3D Printer include a single extruder up to 230°C, an IPS touch screen interface, a build volume of 9 x 5.9 x 5.5 inches, resolution of 100 microns, and it uses 1.75 mm PLA filament. There’s no heated print-bed, however.

This deal offers Amazon Prime subscribers a discount of $20 on select Dremel products over $100. Offer ends at Midnight Pacific Time on 12 July.