In this 3D printer buying guide, we’ll take a look at the best resin 3D printers on the market. We’ve listed the top SLA 3D printers and the top DLP 3D printers and ranked them based on price and features.
While traditional FDM 3D printers have dominated the consumer market for the past few years, slowly but surely the prices of resin-based 3D printers (namely SLA 3D printers and DLP 3D printers) have been coming down.
In fact, there are now resin 3D printers that are available for as low as just a little over $1,000.
The draw of SLA & DLP 3D printers is understandable… the finish quality on the parts they print are incredible.
Rather than melting plastic filament and extruding it onto the print bed one layer at a time, resin printers use a UV light to cure the layers of the object being printed. This leads to higher accuracy prints that have a smoother and nicer-looking finish quality.