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A 3D Printer Is Waiting For You - But Which One?

Download the 3D Printer Buyer's Guide To Find the Perfect Printer For Your Needs

In the rapidly evolving business world, you need a 3D printer that puts you ahead of the competition.

3D Systems printers offer transformative advantages at every phase of creation – from initial concept design to the production of final products.

The most important step is to ensure you identify the right 3D printer technology for your application. 

Which 3D Printer is Right For You?

Identifying your unique requirements within the entire design-to-manufacture process will help you select the best 3D printing technology and optimize its benefits.

3D Printing Performance Attributes You Need To Know

File-to-Finished Part Speed

Every 3D printer has a different file-to-finished part speed, which takes into account build preparation, print speed, required post-processing, and optional finishing time.

Part Cost

In order to properly understand part cost estimates vendors give you, it’s important to know what has and has not been included to arrive at that quote. Using our Buyer’s Guide helps you deal with vendors throughout the purchasing process.

Feature Detail Resolution

Hitting the right accuracy at the first print is essential when production batches involve various size, geometries, and types of parts.


Accuracy claims by manufacturers are usually for specific measurement test parts and actual results will vary depending on part geometry, material shrinkage, part size and geometry, and precision and repeatability for production applications, so be sure to define your application accuracy requirements and test.

Material Properties

Understanding the intended applications and the needed material characteristics is important in selecting a 3D printer. Each technology has strengths and weaknesses that need to be factored in.

Print Capacity

Required print capacity for production is determined by a variety of criteria including the printer’s ability to make the breadth of the parts you need to create.


Like 2D printing, the quality of 3D printing is dependent on resolution, the number of primary colors and processing capability per channel, and the printer’s capability of dithering. The Buyer’s Guide helps you determine what color factors are most important for your business.

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