3 Things to Know Before you Buy a 3D Printer

Now that the newest technology in the printing realm is actually becoming affordable to the general public, you may have decided to buy your household a 3D printer. 3D printers are exciting and they can build amazing things such as phone cases, figurines, or musical instruments; the possibilities are truly endless. There are a lot of 3D printers on the market today that have varying applications. There are also some technicalities involved in 3D printing that you should look into before picking up the hobby.  Online 3D printer retailer and accessories seller Copier Supply Store, has put together a list of 3 things to know before you dive into the world of 3D printing.

  1. The market price of 3D printers can vary according to the quality of output. You will need to assess what you intend to accomplish with your 3D printer, before you commit to purchasing one. Purchasing a 3D printer online can easily cost you anywhere from $100 to $2000. On top of the initial purchase price it is important to consider the costs of supplies for 3D printers. If you do purchase a 3D printer and end up needing printer parts you can go to an online discount printer part store and get them at a bargain.
  2. When it comes to 3D printing there are a few safety issues to take note on. The most important thing is that you are playing with heated plastics, the materials and print bed can get extremely hot and cause serious burns. It is also important to keep in mind that your 3D printer will emit fumes, so you will need to keep it in a well-ventilated room.
  3. The great thing about new tech trends is that there is almost always an online community dedicated to the technology. If the 3D printer brand’s community is small or even nonexistent, it should raise a red flag that there is a lack of users for the brand. Read up on the brand before you purchase a 3D printer, so that you can be sure that you are making a sound investment.
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