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5 Best 3D Printers Under £500 in the UK - September 2019

Updated 05 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best 3D printers under £500

Which Are the Best 3D Printers Under £500?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best 3D printers under £500? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best 3D printers under £500 are:


What 3D Printer Under £500 to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 3D printers under £500 currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy
XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 XYZ Printing da Vinci nano Up! Mini 3D Printer Flashforge Finder Velleman K8200
XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 XYZ Printing da Vinci nano Up! Mini 3D Printer Flashforge Finder Velleman K8200
£460.98 Buy Now
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£107.73 Buy Now
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£465.00 Buy Now
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£387.78 Buy Now
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0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.1 DPI
PRINT
RESOLUTION
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER
0.15mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.15mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS
0.25mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS
0.2mm
MIN LAYER
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
90
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
2 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
70
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Very Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
126 Reviews
71
Features
Good Features
95
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
15 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
46
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
64
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec and cheap fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer. An award winning but 2 year old 0.1 DPI print resolution 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from tomsguide.com and a reasonable price. An affordable and award winning 3D printer, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isvery easy to setup and easy to use. The best scoring 3D printer under £500, with an affordable price and a good spec. Purchasers report that this 3D printer isreally easy to use and to setup, and quiet. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer has an outstanding display, it's very good-looking but a bad size. It's a good value for money but 6 year old fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with a good spec but poor user reviews.
5 Reasons For
3D Scanner
39% Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness
50% Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
4 Reasons For
0.1mm Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness
Cheaper by £280
One More Award
Better Brand
3 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
4 Reasons For
Card Reader
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by Nine Months
Better Overall Reviews
1 Reason For
User Reviews Are Better
4 Reasons Against
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
£353 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
6 Reasons Against
0.1mm Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Older by Nine Months
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
0.05mm Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Worse Kagoo Score
£357 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Vastly Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Viewing Window
More Expensive by £280
Not As Many Stockists
Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness
Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness
Does Not Have a Viewing Window
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

£460.98
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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

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XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3
0.4mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of £460.98 this 3D printer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 or read our article on whether you should buy a XYZ Printing 3D printer.

Features We Love:
Big maximum layer thickness (0.4mm)
3D scanner

A good spec and cheap fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer.

79
Features
Good Features
90
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

3D Scanner

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a 3D scanner, whereas the Flashforge Finder, the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the Velleman K8200 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano do not have this feature. More ...

Some 3D printers also have an integrated 3D scanner which can scan an original item and then print out a copy.

While rare, 3D scanners are extremely helpful for creating 3D versions of real-world objects: it can scan an object from all sides and create a blueprint, which can then be used by the printer to create a 3D replica.

39% Bigger Maximum Layer Thickness

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a maximum layer thickness of 0.4mm. That's 0.1mm bigger than the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the Velleman K8200 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano (0.3mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

50% Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness

XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is 0.1mm min layer thickness, and so does the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano. That's 0.1mm thinner than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the Velleman K8200 (0.2mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

XYZ Printing 3D printers have an average rating of 90.1%, but Flashforge only has an average rating of 78.1%, Up! Only has an average rating of 75.3% and Velleman only has an average rating of 75.1%.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3

Viewing Window

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has a viewing window, and so do the Flashforge Finder and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano, however the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the Velleman K8200 do not. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Flashforge Finder scored 87.

£353 More Expensive

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is more expensive than the Flashforge Finder by £73 and more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano by £353.

Over Two Years Older

The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is older than the Flashforge Finder by three years and older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano by two years. The XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is the same age as the Up! Mini 3D Printer.

The cheapest price that we could find for the da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 in the UK is £460.98 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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XYZ Printing da Vinci nano

£107.73
Ebuyer

XYZ Printing da Vinci nano

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XYZ Printing da Vinci nano
0.1 DPI
PRINT
RESOLUTION
0.3mm
MAX LAYER
0.1mm
MIN LAYER

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of £107.73 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano or read our article on whether you should buy a XYZ Printing 3D printer.

An award winning but 2 year old 0.1 DPI print resolution 3D printer, with an Editor's Choice award from tomsguide.com and a reasonable price.

88
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
2 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%. XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has received an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com.

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

4 Reasons For for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci Nano

0.1mm Thinner Minimum Layer Thickness

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano is a 0.1mm min layer thickness 3D printer (as does the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), whereas the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the Velleman K8200 are both 0.2mm min layer thickness 3D printers (0.1mm thicker). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Cheaper by £280

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano costs £280.05 less than the Flashforge Finder, costs £357.27 less than the Up! Mini 3D Printer and costs £353.25 less than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

One More Award

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has received 1 award from an expert review site, whereas the Flashforge Finder has received no awards, the Velleman K8200 has received no awards and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has received no awards.

Better Brand

XYZ Printing 3D printers have an average rating of 90.1%, whereas Flashforge only has an average rating of 78.1%, Up! Only has an average rating of 75.3% and Velleman only has an average rating of 75.1%.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the XYZ Printing Da Vinci Nano

0.1mm Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

XYZ Printing da Vinci nano is only 0.3mm max layer thickness, but the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the Velleman K8200 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 are all 0.4mm max layer thickness 3D printers (0.1mm bigger). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Viewing Window

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has a viewing window (as do the Flashforge Finder and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3), but the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the Velleman K8200 do not have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Flashforge Finder scored 87.

Less Retailers

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Up! Mini 3D Printer is stocked by 2 stores and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is stocked by 2 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this 3D printer remaining in stock.
Older by Nine Months

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano is nine months older than the Flashforge Finder.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The XYZ Printing da Vinci nano's average expert score is only 70%, however the Flashforge Finder's is 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the Up! Mini 3D Printer's is 80% (based on 3 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the da Vinci nano in the UK is £107.73 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Up! Mini 3D Printer

£465.00
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Up! Mini 3D Printer

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Up! Mini 3D Printer
0.15mm
MIN LAYER
THICKNESS
0.15mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has a Kagoo Score of 83. However with a price tag of £465.00 this 3D printer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Up! Mini 3D Printer.

An affordable and award winning 3D printer, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer isvery easy to setup and easy to use.

92
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
70
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Very Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Up! Mini 3D Printer has good expert reviews but average user reviews with an average overall rating of 76%. Up! Mini 3D Printer has received a "Recommended" award from Hothardware.com.

hothardware.com Recommended
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Up! Mini 3D Printer

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

One More Award

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has received 1 award, whereas the Flashforge Finder has received no awards, the Velleman K8200 has received no awards and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 3 expert reviews, the average review score of the Up! Mini 3D Printer is 80%, however the average rating of the Flashforge Finder is 79% (based on 8 reviews) and the average rating of the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano is 70% (based on 3 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Up! Mini 3D Printer

Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

Up! Mini 3D Printer is only 0.15mm max layer thickness. That's 0.15mm smaller than the Velleman K8200, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano (0.3mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

0.05mm Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The Up! Mini 3D Printer is a 0.15mm min layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.05mm thicker than the Velleman K8200, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano (0.1mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Up! Mini 3D Printer has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the Flashforge Finder scored 87, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 84 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano scored 84.

£357 More Expensive

The Up! Mini 3D Printer is more expensive than the Flashforge Finder by £77, more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 by £4 and more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano by £357.

Over Two Years Older

The Up! Mini 3D Printer is older than the Flashforge Finder by three years and older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano by two years. The Up! Mini 3D Printer is the same age as the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3.

Vastly Lower User Review Score

The Up! Mini 3D Printer's average user rating is only 66%, however the Flashforge Finder's is 92% (based on 118 reviews) and the Velleman K8200's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Up! 3D printers have an average rating of only 75.3%, whereas Flashforge has an average rating of 78.1% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 90.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Mini 3D Printer in the UK is £465.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Flashforge Finder

£387.78
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Flashforge Finder

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Flashforge Finder

The Flashforge Finder has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £387.78 this 3D printer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Flashforge Finder.

Features We Love:
Card reader

The best scoring 3D printer under £500, with an affordable price and a good spec. Purchasers report that this 3D printer isreally easy to use and to setup, and quiet.

95
Reviews
126 Reviews
71
Features
Good Features
95
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
15 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Flashforge Finder has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 126 reviews. Looking across the entire Flashforge 3D printer range, the average reviews for all Flashforge 3D printers are also excellent.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Flashforge Finder

Card Reader

The Flashforge Finder has a card reader, whereas the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the Velleman K8200, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano do not have this feature. More ...

Some 3D printers have an integrated card read that will accept a standard sized memory card.

This allows the 3D printer to read data on memory cards, which are an easy way of transferring blueprints to the device.

Better Kagoo Score

The Flashforge Finder has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Up! Mini 3D Printer scored 83, the Velleman K8200 scored only 71, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 84 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano scored 84.

Newer by Nine Months

The Flashforge Finder was released 15 months ago, but the Up! Mini 3D Printer was released four years ago, the Velleman K8200 was released six years ago, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 was released four years ago and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano was released two years ago

Better Overall Reviews

Based on 126 reviews, the Flashforge Finder has an average overall review score of 83%, but the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews) and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano has an average rating of 64% (based on 3 reviews).

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Flashforge Finder

Viewing Window

The Flashforge Finder has a viewing window (as do the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano), whereas the Up! Mini 3D Printer and the Velleman K8200 do not have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

More Expensive by £280

The Flashforge Finder is £280 more expensive than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano.

Not As Many Stockists

The Flashforge Finder is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Up! Mini 3D Printer is stocked by 2 sellers and the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this 3D printer.
Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Flashforge Finder only has an average expert score of 79%, but the Up! Mini 3D Printer has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The Flashforge Finder has an average user score of 92%, but the Velleman K8200 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Flashforge 3D printers have an average rating of only 78.1%, however XYZ Printing has an average rating of 90.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Finder in the UK is £387.78 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Velleman K8200

Velleman K8200

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Velleman K8200
0.25mm
MAX LAYER
THICKNESS
0.2mm
MIN LAYER

The Velleman K8200 has a Kagoo Score of 71. With a price tag of £0.00 this 3D printer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Velleman K8200.

Multiple reviews mentioned that this 3D printer has an outstanding display, it's very good-looking but a bad size. It's a good value for money but 6 year old fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer, with a good spec but poor user reviews.

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Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Velleman K8200 has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

Building the Velleman K8200 3D printer - Part 1: Unboxing
Building the Velleman K8200 3D printer - Part 1: Unboxing
Velleman K8200 3D Printer - Movement Tests
Velleman K8200 3D Printer - Movement Tests
3D TISKÁRNA VELLEMAN K8200 UNBOXING | Zahradník se baví
3D TISKÁRNA VELLEMAN K8200 UNBOXING | Zahradník se baví
Velleman 3D printer K8200 test print
Velleman 3D printer K8200 test print
Velleman K8200 test print
Velleman K8200 test print

1 Reason For for Choosing the Velleman K8200

User Reviews Are Better

The average user review score of the Velleman K8200 is 100% based on 1 review, but the average rating of the Flashforge Finder is 92% (based on 118 reviews) and the average rating of the Up! Mini 3D Printer is 66% (based on 7 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Velleman K8200

Smaller Maximum Layer Thickness

The Velleman K8200 is a 0.25mm max layer thickness 3D printer. That's 0.05mm smaller than the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano (0.3mm). More ...

The maximum layer thickness is the maximum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A bigger layer thickness means that each layer will be both thicker and stronger, leading to a more stable final piece. However the thickness means that it won't be quite as detailed, and will look more bulky.

Thicker Minimum Layer Thickness

The Velleman K8200 has a minimum layer thickness of 0.2mm. That's 0.1mm thicker than the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano (0.1mm). More ...

The minimum layer thickness denotes the minimum thickness of a layer that the 3D printer can produce. These layers are printed one on top of each other to make up the finished 3D model.

A smaller layer thickness means that the individual layers will all be smaller, but there will be more of them making up the object. This means that while the object may not be quite as hardy, it will be far more details, since it's made up of far more layers.

Does Not Have a Viewing Window

The Velleman K8200 does not have a viewing window, however the Flashforge Finder, the Up! Mini 3D Printer, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano have this feature. More ...

A viewing window on a 3D printer lets you watch the printer as it works.

Having a viewing window is helpful, since it means you can watch the 3D model as it grows, meaning you can quickly spot any problems or flaws. Plus, they are really cool things to watch work!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Velleman K8200 has only received a Kagoo Score of 71, but the Flashforge Finder scored 87, the Up! Mini 3D Printer scored 83, the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 scored 84 and the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano scored 84.

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Over Four Years Older

The Velleman K8200 is older than the Flashforge Finder by five years, older than the Up! Mini 3D Printer by 20 months, older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3 by 20 months and older than the XYZ Printing da Vinci nano by four years.

Worse Brand

Velleman 3D printers have an average rating of only 75.1%, however Flashforge has an average rating of 78.1%, Up! Has an average rating of 75.3% and XYZ Printing has an average rating of 90.1%.

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