The 10 Best 3D Printer Kits: Updated 2022!

This article analyses 10 printer kits with different motion systems: Cartesian, Delta, and Core XY. For each kit, there is a summary of its specifications, a description of the features that distinguish it from the others, and information about its papers and post-sale support provided by the company.

What are 3d printing kits?

They are “do it yourself” (DIY) assembly kits that include all necessary elements to build a 3D printer. Kits on the current market are mostly pre-assembled; this allows users to build their printers quickly and in just a few steps. There are also kits that are completely unassembled, so their assembly is a little longer.

Pros of buying a 3d printing kit

Normally, kits are cheaper than already assembled printers. A great pro of building your printer piece by piece is learning much more about how it works and, in this way, it will be easier to notice if there is any mechanical failure over time.

The best 3D Printer Kits

Prusa Mini+

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 7.08×7.08×7.08 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, ASA, PC, FLEX, etc.
  • Printer bed material: Removable magnetic PEI steel sheet with 2 surfaces (one smooth and one textured).
  • Auto-leveling: Yes (SuperPINDA)
  • Filament end sensor: No
  • LCD screen: Color, with preview of the model to be printed
  • Motor drivers: TMC 2209
  • Printing means: USB / LAN
  • Wireless connection: Ethernet and Wi-Fi (optional update)
  • Power loss recovery: No
  • Noise level: Low
  • Price: Kit $~350 / Semi assembled $~400

Notable features

Prusa Mini+ is a small printer with great printing quality, so it allows users to employ several materials. TCM 2209 drivers, besides being quiet, allow users to measure their position at all times without a limit switch to zero on the X and Y axes.

Another feature is the SuperPINDA self-leveling sensor. Not only is it inductive, but also it has a thermal sensor that estimates the expansion of the bed when heated.

The color LCD display allows users to preview the model to be printed by selecting the gcode file from an external USB. Furthermore, this printer can be connected to the Internet through an Ethernet port and it may be added a Wi-Fi module. Therefore, Prusa seeks to send printing files remotely as well as perform firmware updates; in this way, a large number of Prusa Mini+ printers may be controlled from the same computer. This is ideal for any user who wants to build a printer farm.

If while printing the power supply is cut off, the Prusa Mini+ unfortunately cannot resume printing where it left off.

Documentation and technical support

Assembling is very easy. The Prusa Mini+ provides an excellently explained step-by-step manual with precise good-quality images. To facilitate the users’ work, the kit includes the necessary tools for the entire process: Allen keys, pliers, and a wrench.

The bags of the elements are perfectly identified and it is told in detail in which section of the manual they will be used. As if this were not enough, each of these bags has images of each element that they carry inside, and most of these images are real size images! This type of detailed step-by-step manual is ideal for beginners.

Furthermore, this is an open-hardware printer so users will easily find the 3D designs of all its pieces.

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The Prusa company is well known for its excellent user support, as it offers 24/7 help in 7 languages. Moreover, users will be part of a large community that is always willing to help you. The processing software and configuration profiles for this printer model can also be downloaded for free from its official website.

TRONXY XY-2 Pro-2E

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Double extruder
  • Printing volume: 10.03×10.03×9.64 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, TPU, PETG
  • Printer bed material: Flexible sheet  
  • Auto-leveling: Yes (inductive)
  • Filament end sensor: Yes (for each filament)
  • LCD screen: Color touch screen, with preview of the model to be printed
  • Motor drivers: Quiet TMC (model not specified)
  • Printing means: MicroSD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Low
  • Price: $~320

Notable features

With this printer, users can print in 2 colors due to its double extruder system. It has a hotend that receives two filament inputs and a single nozzle; this allows users to switch between both colors when printing.

This system is useful to combine different materials. For instance, users can use a soluble filament to avoid another material that will later be discarded, particularly for special filaments with high prices. Therefore, it is possible to easily remove the supports from the piece without damaging it and save on the material that you are interested in. Its Bowden system has Titan extruders that are well known for their good traction and performance, which consequently provide users with good quality prints.

This printer has a “self-leveling” sensor that measures and stores the distance to the bed in a 16-point matrix across the entire surface. These measurements can be observed from the display; they show users which of the bed screws must be manually adjusted for leveling. The process should then be repeated until optimal leveling is achieved. This sensor is not that automatic but it does help users during the manual leveling process.

Documentation and technical support

The Tronxy XY Pro printer is a pre-assembled kit that is quick and easy to assemble. Said kit has the necessary tools, such as Allen keys, screwdrivers, and an assembly and installation manual with videos. The connection of the cables is simple since they are already equipped with special connectors so that users only plug them in. In just a few steps the printer can be assembled and running!

The Chinese company provides users with its own slicing software and configuration profiles for each of its brand printers. It has an online technical support service that offers a reply within the first 24 hours. In its official website, it is possible to find a blog with troubleshooting guides.

Creality CR-10

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 11.81×11.81×15.74 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, TPU, PLA Wood
  • Printer bed material: Glass
  • Auto leveling: No
  • Filament end sensor: No
  • LCD Screen: Monochromatic
  • Motor drivers: Unspecified
  • Printing means: MicroSD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No
  • Power loss recovery: No
  • Noise level: High
  • Price: $~310

Notable features

The CR-10 Printer is noteworthy for its large printing volume at a low cost and proves to be reliable according to its users because of its good printing quality. However, it is an extremely noisy printer due to the cheap drivers and fans inside the external case. The noise level can easily be reduced by changing the fans and adding dampers to the motors to reduce vibration. This upgrade is around $65.

On the other hand, the printer does not have an auto leveling sensor but it is possible to add a BL Touch with some changes for $50 (Amazon). It also does not have a filament end sensor but users can add it for $15 (Amazon). With all of these upgrades, the printer would actually cost around $440.

The printing surface is transparent glass, so it is necessary to add some glue or spray to stick the piece when printing.

There are new versions of this printer with some of these upgrades. The CR-10S ($400) has a filament end sensor, offers more stability in the Z-axis, and can resume printing after a power cut; yet, the board drivers are not improved.

In this video, there is more information on how to silence the CR-10.

Documentation and technical support

The CR-10 printer kit is pre-assembled so users only assemble the frame, tighten the screws, and connect the cables; in this way, assembly is easy and quick. Said kit includes the necessary tools for assembly such as wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers, as well as a step-by-step manual with images.

Regarding the technical support, users are not very satisfied with the service provided by this chinese company. On its website, there is an email, a telephone number, and an online customer service where users can contact a representative of the company. In conclusion, Creality is not a company with a good after-sales service reputation. However, there is a large community of printer users from the company (mainly Ender printers) ready to help one another solve problems and look for solutions and upgrades. The company also does not offer special slicer software for its printers.

Anycubic Vyper

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 9.64×9.64×10.23 in
  • Materials: PLA, TPU, ABS, PETG, Wood
  • Printer bed material: Flexible PEI Magnetic Steel Sheet
  • Auto-leveling: Yes
  • Filament end sensor: Yes
  • LCD Screen: Color touch screen
  • Motor drivers: TMC2209
  • Printing means: MicroSD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Price: $~360

Notable features

With a nice aesthetic and a large screen, this printer provides users with good-quality prints. In the print head there are two layer fans that quickly cool the last printing layer. Therefore, pieces can be manufactured with steep angles or long bridges without support underneath and their finishes are improved. Its Bowden extruder has a double gear system that better pulls the filament with a good pushing force, making possible the printing of multiple materials. Moreover, the extruder housing is transparent so users can see how the filament passes through the gears.

Unlike other printers, the Anycubic Vyper has a photoelectric sensor for the Z axis that automatically compensates for bed differences when the axis is zeroed. It also has an auto-leveling sensor that measures within a 16-point matrix.

As opposed to the Prusa Mini+, this leveling is not performed before each printing. Instead, users must do it manually from the screen every so often. The corners of the bed do not have springs or screws to adjust it manually, so it is adjusted through the screen by means of raising and lowering the Z offset.

Though the printer has quiet drivers, fans are the main noise source. Its noise level is tolerable but annoying in the long run. This noise can be reduced by replacing the fans with better-quality ones.

Documentation and technical support

The Anycubic Vyper pre-assembled kit has a few easy steps, ideal for beginners. Users simply fit the frame to the base, cut some zip ties, and connect the cables. The kit includes the necessary tools for assembly (Allen keys, pliers, etc.).

In its manual, there is a series of steps with images, and a guide for installation and configuration of the Cura slicer software (although users recommend using the Prusa Slicer).

According to the users’ reviews, the Chinese company Anycubic provides a fair after-sales support service. On its website, there is a customer service where users create tickets explaining their problems and attaching photos and videos. They can also become part of their community on different platforms, such as Facebook, Reddit, and Discord.

TRONXY X5SA Pro

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Core XY
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 12.99×12.99×15.74 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, HIPS, WOOD, PC, TPU
  • Printer bed material: Flexible platform
  • Auto-leveling: Yes
  • Filament end sensor: Yes
  • LCD Screen: Color touch screen
  • Motor drivers: Quiet, unspecified
  • Printing means: SD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No. It can be added a Wi-Fi module
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: High
  • Price: $~540

Notable features

The Tronxy X5SA Pro is a printer with a Core XY system that fixes the X and Y axis motors to the frame and connects them to the print head through one or two long drive belts. Unlike Cartesian printers where the X and Y axis move independently, in the Core XY system both motors must operate simultaneously.

In order to carry out movements on the X-axis, both motors must turn in the same direction. However, if they turn in opposite directions, the movement will be on the Y-axis. If one of the motors turns and the other does not, the head will move diagonally. This type of system reduces the inertia of the bed movement on the Y-axis, improving its stability and printing speed.

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Structurally users will find a solid metal printer, with a Titan extruder model capable of printing difficult materials such as TPU. Within its specifications, it points out that the machine is ultra-quiet. Yet, users do not think the same.

Its high noise level is mainly due to poor quality fans, but these can be replaced with better ones. Unfortunately, the printer does not have a temperature safety control for both the hotend and the bed, which is a basic factor in any type of printer.

This printer in particular has some design flaws and poor piece placement, as in the case of the extruder position which is placed in the rear part and makes it difficult for users to make filament changes.

Regarding the printing quality, according to many users’ reviews, it is possible to obtain an average quality. Several tests and configurations must be carried out to print decently.

Documentation and technical support

The Tronxy X5SA Pro is a fully disassembled kit. Although there is a step-by-step manual with images, it is hard to put it together; this is the reason why it is recommended to beginners. In the SD (that is included in the kit), there is the assembly manual, an executable file of the sliceo software, STL files with spare parts of the printer for users to print, and some gcode files ready to print as well.

Information on the technical support provided by the company was previously mentioned for the Tronxy XY-2 Pro-2E.

Anycubic Kobra

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Direct – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 8.66×8.66×9.84 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU
  • Printer bed material: PEI Flexible Magnetic Sheet
  • Auto-leveling: Yes (Anycubic LeviQ)
  • Filament end sensor: No
  • LCD Screen: Color touch screen
  • Motor drivers: Quiet TMC (unspecified model)
  • Printing means: MicroSD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Price: $~300usd

Notable features

Like the Anycubic Vyper, users find themselves again with a bed without screws or springs for manual adjustment. Anycubic introduces an automatic leveling system, LeviQ, an inductive sensor that measures 25 points on the surface and thus obtains the distances at each point. As a result, an excellent leveling without any effort is achieved. The flexible magnetic platform has both good quality and finish, which provides users with an excellent adhesion surface.

This printer is striking because it does not have a limit switch in any of its axes, due to its Trinamic brand drivers with StallGuard technology. When the axis reaches the origin and touches the structure, some resistance begins to form in the motor that the driver detects keeping its position as the origin.

Unlike the Anycubic Vyper, this printer uses a direct extrusion system placed above the print head and allows users to use flexible materials without any inconvenience.

Although it has quiet drivers, fans are the cause of the noise since they are slightly noisy. Said noise can be reduced simply by changing the fans for quieter models.

Their printing quality is very good right from the start because of the printing profiles that the company offers for the Cura software. However, users may need to make minor adjustments to improve its quality, especially to reduce stringing.

Documentation and technical support

The kit for this printer comes pre-assembled and allows users to assemble it in a few easy steps; it is ideal for beginners. It includes an instruction manual and the necessary tools for assembly, and also a microSD card that contains the files ready to make the first printing tests. Together with its auto-leveling system, this printer is an excellent option to quickly enter the world of 3D printing without any inconveniences.

Flsun QQS-Pro

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Delta
  • Type of extruder: Bowden – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: Ø 10.03×14.17 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, Cords
  • Printer bed material: Porous glass
  • Auto-leveling: Yes
  • Filament end sensor: No 
  • LCD Screen: Color touch screen
  • Motor drivers: A4988
  • Printing means: USB cable, microSD
  • Wireless connection: Wi-fi
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Low
  • Precio: $~340

Notable features

Unlike the printers that we are used to seeing, the Flsun QQS Pro is a Delta-type printer with a fixed circular bed and three motors placed in a triangle shape that move the print head in 3 axes. Because of this, users obtain a high printing speed. High-rise pieces can be made with this type of printer.

The company sought to reduce printer noise by using dampers on the motors, graphite linear bearings, and a quiet fan in the hotend. However, the electronics fan is a bit noisy.

Its Bowden system made up of a Titan extruder is an excellent option that provides good traction and allows users to employ multiple materials, including flexible ones.

For automatic leveling, the kit includes a module that attaches magnetically to the print head. Users must place it only once, carry out the leveling process from the display and then remove the module. Finally, they must perform a manual check with a sheet of paper to adjust the distance from the nozzle to the bed at a single point in the center of the surface. As the bed is fixed, there is no need to carry out self-leveling before each print.

Its Wi-Fi system allows users to control the printer wirelessly. In order to print, the SD card must be placed in the printer since it will store the printing file. In this way, it is not necessary for the computer to be on to continue the printing process.

The printing quality turns out to be high and printing speeds are very interesting. It has a special printing style that doubles the speed at which it is set within the gcode. However, if speed is too high, the printing quality may decrease.

Documentation and technical support

The Flsun QQS Pro kit is pre-assembled and allows users to quickly assemble it in a few easy steps. They simply put the smooth rods and straps together, attach the extruder, and connect the cables (with great connectors). The kit also includes spare parts such as the block, nozzle, and barrel already assembled, a limit switch, a thermistor, a heater cartridge, extra screws, and filament along with the necessary tools (This is a wise choice on the part of the company). Inside the SD card, there is a very detailed assembly manual and videos, the firmware and manuals for Wi-Fi updating and setting, and the software and gcode files ready for the first printing tests. This kit is without a doubt an excellent experience for beginners.

According to users’ reviews, the Flsun company provides a good after-sales service and offers a reply within the first 24 hours.

Prusa I3 MK3S+

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Cartesian
  • Type of extruder: Direct – Simple extruder
  • Printing volume: 9.84×8.26×8.26 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, Nylon, Cords
  • Printer bed material: PEI flexible magnetic steel sheets with different textures
  • Auto-leveling: Yes (inductive – SuperPINDA)
  • Filament end sensor: Yes
  • LCD Screen: Monochromatic
  • Motor drivers: TMC2130
  • Printing means: SD, USB cable
  • Wireless connection: No (Wi-Fi may be added)
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Low
  • Price: $~750

Notable features

It is one of the most multi-award-winning printers on the market. It has a direct extrusion system that allows users to employ multiple materials, including flexible ones. It has an inductive auto-leveling sensor that takes measurements in a dot matrix, quickly performing this process before each print.

The kit has three types of magnetic sheets: smooth, textured, and satin to avoid adhesion problems for different materials.

It is a quiet printer because of its Trinamic brand drivers and the usage of high-quality Noctua brand fans.

The Prusa MK3S+ achieves a very good printing quality, starting from an excellent first layer due to its automatic leveling. From time to time the company publishes new firmware updates on its website to improve its performance. It is a reliable, durable, and quiet printer with excellent performance, ideal for those users who work within the same room as well as for classrooms at schools.

Documentation and technical support

The printer kit is completely disassembled but it includes an excellent manual that will guide users step by step without any inconvenience. All the necessary tools for assembly and bags with their well-identified elements are included. Although assembly will take a few hours, it will undoubtedly be a satisfactory experience. It also has its own PrusaSlicer slicing software optimized for each of the printers of this brand.

Post-sales support was previously described for the Prusa Mini+.

Read the following article where there is more detailed information about this printer and a comparison with the Ender 3 Pro.

Ratrig V-Core 3

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Core XY
  • Type of extruder: Configurable
  • Printing volume: 11.81×11.81×11.81 in / 15.74×15.74×15.74 in / 19.68×19.68×19.68 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, Nylon, Cords
  • Printer bed material: Flexible magnetic sheet
  • Auto-leveling: Yes
  • Filament end sensor: Optional  
  • LCD Screen: Optional
  • Motor drivers: TMC2209
  • Printing means: Wi-Fi
  • Wireless connection: Wi-Fi
  • Power loss recovery: Configurable
  • Noise level: Low
  • Price: Preconfigured kit $~1200 / Base price $~530usd + chosen elements

Notable features

After years of experience and together with the many contributions from the maker community, the Rat Rig company launched this premium printer: a fully configurable, modular, and open-source kit! Its most striking feature is without a doubt the bed. Unique among all printers, the Ratrig V-Core 3 print bed is suspended on three motors arranged in a triangle on the sides of the printer. Each support point consists of a small metal ball that is magnetically coupled to the plastic structure of the motor, isolating it electrically and allowing fluid movement. In this way, the printer seeks to perform a fully automatic and efficient leveling, leaving room for the natural expansion that occurs when the bed heats up and preventing it from curving.

See the fluid movement of the bed in the following video:

The following video shows an example of how automatic leveling works:

From its website, users can find a pre-configured kit with most of the printer pieces. They can also make their own element selection and choose different settings and technologies and even buy the pieces that they want elsewhere, use the ones that they already have or print their own pieces. Users can choose different bed sizes: 11.81×11.81×11.81 in, 15.74×15.74×15.74 in, or 19.68×19.68×19.68 in. Users can also choose the extrusion system that they want the most (whether it is direct or Bowden) due to the EVA 2 modular system that gives users the chance to adapt the motor elements for extrusion and different hotend models. Its pieces can be printed by means of changing the extrusion system whenever users want to.

Its metal structure is really strong and its design is well thought out. Electronics are assembled on a panel at the rear of the printer; this provides users with easy access and excellent space for convenient cabling. It is important to bear in mind that this panel cannot be purchased from its website. However, the company provides the necessary file to send it to your local supplier for manufacturing.

Its printing quality is excellent because of its strong structure, automatic leveling and great design. It can be controlled and configured from any device through Fluidd, a user interface for Klipper firmware. Users can also add any type of screen to it, even a tablet.

Documentation and technical support

The kit is completely unassembled and, although the manual is excellent, it can be a bit hard to put it together. Personally, I would not recommend this kit for beginners. However, for all those with experience and passion for 3D printing, it will be a great and fun adventure.

As for its post-sale support, users are satisfied with the attention and professionalism provided by the company. Furthermore, there is a large and very active community willing to help. The only thing that users criticize is the long shipping delay, but the wait is worth it for this great printer.

Voron 2.4

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Specifications

  • Type of printer: Core XY
  • Type of extruder: Configurable
  • Printing volume: 9.84×9.84×9.84 in / 11.81×11.81×11.81 in / 13.77×13.77×13.77 in
  • Materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, Nylon, Cords
  • Printer bed material: PEI flexible magnetic sheet
  • Auto-leveling: Yes (inductive)
  • Filament end sensor: No   
  • LCD Screen: Monochromatic
  • Motor drivers: TMC2209
  • Printing means: MicroSD
  • Wireless connection: Wi-Fi
  • Power loss recovery: Yes
  • Noise level: Low
  • Price: $~1000 (depending on configuration)

Notable features

Voron is a project that was born from a community of very passionate 3D printers. Their goal was to create a good quality, quiet, nice, low maintenance, customizable and open-source printer capable of working 24 hours a day with no interruptions. After years of several tests and versions, they managed to design the Voron 2.4, among other printer models.

Curiously, it is not possible to buy the printer on their website. This website will guide users so they can choose the most desired printer settings: extrusion system, bed size, etc. At the end, it will show you the complete list of materials that you will need to be able to assemble it. Now it will be the users’ turn to buy them where it suits them best, even printing some pieces or buying them from another 3D printer. It is also possible to buy the kit on some unofficial pages.

Unlike the Ratrig V-Core 3, this Voron model has a fixed bed. For this reason, the print head moves along the Z-axis as well. It uses 4 motors at the corners of the Z-axis that independently move the head height to correct measurements taken by the leveling sensor.

In this way, the printer has a total of 7 engines and therefore 7 drivers. To control them it is necessary that their electronics be exceptional and for this it has two BigTreeTech SKR V1.4 controller boards. Like the Ratrig, it has a Raspberry Pi to stand the usage of the Kippler firmware. It seeks to leave the gcode processing to an external computer and achieve a higher printing speed.

Due to its good design and good quality elements, this printer achieves an excellent printing quality. Its metallic structure is firm and the design includes an acrylic enclosure in order to maintain the printing temperature inside and facilitate the printing of sensitive materials such as ABS.

Documentation and technical support

Although its manual is explained in detail, users will have to assemble the printer piece by piece and even manufacture some parts. Buying each of the elements can be long and hard.

This printer is not recommended to beginners, but rather to passionate and experienced 3D printers with a lot of patience. Both the Ratrig V-Core 3 and the Voron 2.4 are advanced premium printers, they have outstanding electronics and their designs are truly perfect. As support users will find a large community willing to help you.

How to choose a 3d printer kit?

A great question difficult to answer. Everything will depend on the objectives and the purpose that the users want to give to the printer, as well as the available budget. In the following table there is a brief summary of some important aspects according to my evaluation criteria for each kit.

Price[usd]Printing volume [in]Technology level*Type of kitIdeal for
Prusa Mini+~3507.08×7.08×7.08HighUnassembledBeginners
Tronxy XY-2 Pro_2E~32010.03×10.03×9.64NormalPre-assembledBeginners
Creality CR-10~31011.81×11.81×15.74BasicPre-assembledBeginners
Anycubic Vyper~3609.64×9.64×10.23MediumPre-assembledBeginners
Tronxy X5SA Pro~54012.99×12.99×15.74BasicUnassembledUsers with previous experience
Anycubic Kobra~3008.66×8.66×9.84MediumPre-assembledBeginners
Flsun QQS-Pro~340Ø 10.03×14.17HighPre-assembledBeginners
Prusa i3 MK3S+~7509.84×8.26×8.26HighUnassembledBeginners
Ratrig V-Core 3~120011.81×11.81×11.81

15.74×15.74×15.74

19.68×19.68×19.68
AdvancedUnassembledAdvanced users
Voron 2.4~10009.84×9.84×9.84

11.81×11.81×11.81

13.77×13.77×13.77
AdvancedUnassembledAdvanced users


*Rating in the following order: Basic – Normal – Medium – High – Advanced

What is the recommended 3d Printer Kit?

Based on all of the above, the kits I would most recommend for the general public are:

  • Prusa Mini+ and Prusa i3 MK3S+: Excellent printing quality, great manual, good element quality and technical support. The Prusa Mini+ has an affordable price but a small printing volume.
  • Anycubic Vyper and Kobra: Easy to assemble and use, great manual and printing quality, affordable prices. The Vyper model has a good printing volume.
  • Flsun QQS-Pro: Good element quality, good printing quality, good after-sales support and high printing height on the Z axis.

For the most experienced users, I recommend assembling the Ratrig V-Core 3 or the Voron 2.4. Both kits will provide users with a rich experience and a lot of learning. Moreover, they will find very high quality, reliable and durable printers.

Conclusion

With a good budget, the Prusa i3 MK3S+ will always be a great option for both beginners and advanced users because it is an extremely reliable and durable printer. If the budget is a bit tighter, there are options around $300 with excellent features such as the Anycubic Kobra or the Flsun QQS-Pro. For the most advanced and experienced users, if the budget is available, do not hesitate to assemble the Ratrig V-Core 3 or the Voron 2.4. It will be a long process but definitely worth it.

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