3D Printers for architecture

Hey family,

We are looking into buying a 3D printer for our architecture and interior design studio and wonder if any of you have experience (or expertise) that could share with the community.

Which one have you tried? What are your thoughts on it?

Thanks a lot!

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Start with a small, cheap printer and learn what you can and can’t do. I have only just begun my journey into 3d printing, starting with an Ender 3, so the above advice may be debunked by more experienced people.

We have a Prusa i3 MK3S+, it fit our Performance/Price/Ease of use needs better than the Ender or Ultimaker. It’s been running pretty much flawlessly for many rolls of filament. Definitely my recommendation for a cheapish printer with good quality prints and excellent software and ease of use.

Do note, that FDM/FFF printers(the ones with a roll of filament) don’t have as high a level of detail as a SLA printer. So if you want to print smaller models (x<1:100) then consider SLA type printers. See: