Home 3D Printers

Home 3D Printers

Home 3D printers – get all information

3D printers for home usage: Test, buy & find information

Slowly, but surely, 3D printers find their way into the homes of many users - and the hype seems to be never ending. 3D printers enable to print three dimensional objects and to escape the limitations of two dimensional photos or documents from regular printers. For a long time, 3D printers were far too expensive for home usage. But they are becoming more and more affordable. Needless to say, research and industry are still the main scopes of application for 3D printers. Since the introduction to mass markets, prices for various models, 3D scanners and filaments are constantly dropping and thus becoming more and more suitable for use at home.


However, especially beginners in the field of 3D printing are faced with the big question: how expensive may a 3D printer be, at which price does it work well and which brands are recommended? In our online shop you will find home 3D printers of various brands in different price ranges. We carry printers ranging from about 250 euro to 10000 euro. Of course, as with almost any product, there are no upward limitations on prices.


Home 3D printers for private usage

First, we want to explain how 3D printers work: for printing, the so-called printhead moves on two or three axes while applying the filament layer by layer. In order to build the object, either the printhead gets raised or the building platform gets lowered. But do you really need a 3D printing device for your home?

A 3D printer is ideally for manufacturing single parts with high complexity at home. For this, it is mandatory to have a three-dimensional scan or a digital blueprint of the object you want to create. Of course you can also buy high quality 3D scanners in our online shop. But first, you should ask yourself which goals you are pursuing with a home 3D printer.

The possible applications of a home 3D printer are almost endless – all you need is imaginativeness. Imagine breaking off the handle of your closet or losing your spare key. You can scan the object with a 3D scanner and recreate it with a 3D printer. This is especially useful, if you need spare parts that are not being manufactured anymore. By choosing the appropriate filament, you can print the spare part needed, safe money and time.

3D printer for at home – which brand is best?

Deciding which 3D printer to buy can be really difficult due to the high amount of different manufacturers and models. Don’t worry, we will support you with our know-how in 3D printing! We will provide you with recommendations for renowned manufacturers. As a beginner, a printer in the 1000 euro price range is absolutely sufficient. We recommend the following 3D printer manufacturers:

  • BCN3D
  • Creality
  • CreatBot
  • Flashforge
  • Panospace
  • PrimaCreator
  • Raise3D
  • Ultimaker
  • Wanhao
  • XYZ Printing
  • Zortrax
  • ZyyX

3D printer at home – which filament to use?

Every 3D printer manufacturer attaches a printing software to the 3D printer. Therefore there is no need to worry about this topic at first. You just need to decide which filament you want to use. The suitable filament mainly depends on the application, the goal and the type of object you want to print. Giving an exact recommendation is not possible without knowing the project. However, in our 3D-Prima online shop, we have the following filaments which are suited for application at home:

  • PLA
  • PETG
  • ABS
  • TPU
  • HIPS