2015 Best 3D Printers Over $5000

2015 Best 3D Printers Over $5000

Under $1,000 Under $2,000 Under $5,000 Over $5,000
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CSP
Leapfrog
Leapfrog
Stratasys
Stratasys
Sintratec
Sintratec
Makerbot
Makerbot
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REVIEWS, PRICE AND ABOUT
Customer Reviews
ModelDeltaWASP 40x60XeedObjet Eden260VSintraReplicator Z18
Price$7,470$9,500$19,800$5,277$6,499
Competitive Edge
FastestBest QualityBest VersatilityBest ValueBest Prototyping
Product webpageCSPLeapfrogStratasysSintratecMakerbot
FEATURES
Build Size (mm)400 x 400 x 600350 x 270 x 220255 × 252 × 200130 x 130 x 130305 x 305 x 457
Speed300mm/s170mm/sN/A70 mm/sN/A
Layer thickness (mm)0.050.0120.0160.040.1
Materials SupportedPLA, ABS, NYL,
filaflex, PS, LAY
PLA, PVAABS, POLY, RubberPolyamide 12 Thermo PowderMakerbot PLA
Heads12111
Software.STL, G code.STL, G code.STL.STL.STL, .OBJ, .THING, .makerbot
SizeN/A35.4" x 22.8" x 25.2"
90 x 58 x 64 cm
34.3" x 28.9" x 47.3"
87 x 73.5 x 120 cm
21.7" x 20.9" x 14.2"
55 x 53 x 36 cm
19.4" x 22.2" x 33.6"
49.3 x 56.5 x 85.4 cm
ConnectivityUSBUSB, WiFiUSB, EthernetUSBUSB, WiFi, Ethernet
SUPPORT AND HELP
Email Support
Telephone Support
Live Chat
Forum & Knowledgebase
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To round out our categories of 3D printers, we come to the final level, featuring printers over $5,000. This includes all models that are bigger and for completely industrial purposes. You will not find any home options in this list, as these are the very top of the high end of this technology.

These larger, extremely expensive 3D printers are indeed the cream of the crop. They have the biggest build volumes, as well as the best quality, despite having lower extrusion speeds. In fact, just about all of 3D printers on this level are considered to be far slower than less expensive models, but this is solely for the purpose of maintaining quality in a situation where products are printed not only for prototyping purposes, but for production runs as well. So naturally, if these printers are designed to be able to handle production, anything it can produce must be of finish quality.

At this level, filament materials become a lot more proprietary, as possible applications for this technology start to delve into the healthcare and dental fields, with products like medical instruments, prosthetic limbs and retainers now being produced in this fashion. What better way to provide a custom, made-to-fit item than to print the design in high quality resolution with a medical-grade material as a filament? Although it is a wonderful improvement for those who depend on such products to achieve a better quality of life and overcome disabilities, the cost of the specialized materials can be as much as ten times that of generic, widely available filaments.

Nevertheless, if you are in the market for a higher level of quality, a big business-grade machine capable of doing amazing things in the field of production, we are sure that you will find one of these 5 selections to be to your liking, and each worthy of our list of 2015 Best 3D Printers Over $5000.

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