Why You Should Buy a 3D Printer Now

No More Reason to Delay that First 3D Printer Purchase

Have you been considering a 3D printer for a long time now? Worried that it might not be worth the investment? Well worry no longer. Now is the perfect time to buy a 3D printer, as the following reasons show.

Learn Now, Profit Later

Personal 3D Printer User Chary

As this image from 3D Printing Industry / Photizo Group shows, more and more people are taking to personal 3D printing every year

A quick search around the internet (or even your local Microsoft Store) will show you that 3D printing has made some serious headway in the last few months. And while we can’t guarantee that there will ever be a 3D printer on everyone’s desk – there will certainly be a lot of them nonetheless.

If you buy a 3D printer now, you will then have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with it’s strengths and limitations. Then, as 3D printers continue to make their way into everyday households, you will be able to provide a service – either as a tutor / guide to using the printer, as an installation technician (someone who sets it up), or even as a full-time or contract employee to run a company’s printer.

The Latest Wave of Printers are the Best Ones Yet

At first, 3D printing was all about producing something that worked. As technologies advance, however, and makers become more and more sophisticated, new printers have had to offer a whole lot more (for a whole lot less).

The $100 Peachy Printer

At only $100 – the Peachy Printer is easily the most affordable 3D printer we’ve ever seen

One of the things you see then is a rise in affordable 3D printers that are just as good, if not better, than their $2,000+ cousins. The PeachyPrinter, for example, starts at a mere $100. While the Zim, an attractive and user-focused 3D printer, offers amazing features (like a built in camera to monitor your print from afar) at a low starting price of $599.

So whether you care most about price, features, or usability – you no longer have to compromise.

They’re Just Cool (And Inspirational)

A working, 3D printed clock.

A working, 3D printed clock.

While certainly not an objective reason, the truth is that 3D printing can do some pretty amazing things. Whether you are looking to make a cutting fashion statement, or you simply want to decorate your home, 3D printing can make just about anything you set your mind to.

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Moreover, whether you actively try to create new things, or are like me and simply dream of one day inventing something useful, 3D printers have got you covered. Rapid prototyping was and remains one of the main uses for 3D printers, and with a little learning now, you can be ready to go the next time you’re eating breakfast and suddenly get hit with a big idea.

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a creative outlet, a way to make money, or just something to pass the time, a 3D printer is a great addition to any household. And with all the options just hitting the market – now is a great time to get in on the ground floor.

So consider making a 3D printer purchase today – and don’t forget to check out Total 3D News’ exclusive Desktop 3D Printer Price Comparison Chart!