Q3D offers a very wide spectrum of desktop 3D printers in any price range you require.
Q3D was previously known as the awkwardly long “Quintessential Universal Building Device”, has been operating for a couple of years and now offers a selection of no less than six different 3D printers in a wide range of prices.
The least expensive option is their very popular OneUp 3D printer kit, which sells for the ridiculously low price of USD$199. They say it’s: “The World’s Least Expensive 3D Printer
Makerbot Quality (or better!) Results for <1/10th the Price”. With a 100 x 100 x 125mm build volume and a single 1.75mm PLA-compatible extruder, it could be one of the best values for anyone wishing to get into 3D printing.
Their next model is the TwoUp kit, which is pretty much the same as the OneUp, but offers a much larger build volume of 175 x 175 x 125mm. Both the OneUp and TwoUp can be upgraded to include a heated print surface for USD$74.
From there the Q3D offerings get more interesting, and expensive. The Revolution 3D Printer is a fully assembled and calibrated product, made of higher quality components, including an aluminum frame, linear bearings, silicone rubber heated plate, non-saggy basalt rock bed, with a build volume of 165 x 140 x 140mm. The hot end and extruder are capable of temperatures up to 350C, meaning this machine can print nylon and other high-temp materials. It’s priced at only USD$1,499.
There’s more. The Revolution XL, price at USD$1,999, improves on the base Revolution 3D printer by vastly increasing the build volume to a massive 229 x 216 x 229mm and jacks up the print speed tremendously, too.
Their largest offering is the monstrous Revolution XXL, again based on the Revolution XL, but having a build volume of 381 x 381 x 381mm. It runs for USD$2,999.
Oh yes, they also produce the R.P.M. Rapid Prototyping Mill, which is a hybrid device offering both 3D printing an CNC milling capabilities for USD$3,798. However, this item is currently in beta state and they are not accepting further orders for it at this time.
The success of Q3D is evident: they provide a real time map of their shipments, showing all international postal areas they’ve delivered equipment to. At the time of writing, the count was 6,767 postal codes - meaning the number of shipments is greater than that for any area receiving more than one unit. Apparently, if you live anywhere, someone nearby has a Q3D!
Shopping for an inexpensive 3D printer? Check out Q3D.