Amazon Prime Day
Editor’s note, June 23: Prime Day has officially ended at Amazon, but Walmart’s sale continues throughout Wednesday. Check out the best Prime Day deals still available, and some other favorite Prime Day deals that are hanging on.
Amazon Prime Day is a great time to pick up maker gear. It’s no secret I love 3D printing and frequently make gadget accessories, board game upgrades, lifehacks and more with 3D printers and laser cutters.
If you’re just getting started with 3D printing, check out some of my favorite 3D printers here. A handful of excellent 3D printer brands are offering discounts, as well as a multifunction device from Snapmaker that does 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC routing.
The sales below are specifically for models or brands I’ve tried and generally trust to do a good job. There are a lot of no-name 3D printers on sale as well. PLA filament, one of the common materials used in 3D printing is also on sale. Of the brands listed as having Prime Deals, I’ve had the most luck with Overture filament, available here with some Prime Day discounts that vary by color. For the liquid resin used by resin printers, Anycubic’s own brand has Prime Day discounts, I’d start there.
Early Prime Day 3D Printer deals
Lots of Prime Day deals on Anycubic printers, and the company is especially well known for its resin printers. The Mega Pro, however, is very interesting in that it does filament-based FDM printing, but also a laser engraver, similar to the multifunction Snapmaker. Note this sale price includes a Prime Day discount and an extra $23 coupon on the product page.
More Anycubic FDM 3D printer deals:
This small resin printer is great for printing D&D miniatures, and has a build area of 130x80x165mm. It’s little more complex than plastic filament-based 3D printing, but the results are much more polished.
Note that the liquid resin requires both good ventilation and a portable UV light to properly cure. For Prime Day, this model is discounted by $50, with an additional 20% coupon off of that, bringing the price down to $199.
A much larger version of Anycubic’s resin 3D printer, this has a really huge build space of 192x120x245mm. This has a Prime Day deal right now, along with an extra coupon, bringing the price down to $529.
The Creality Ender line is one of the most popular among 3D printers fans, as it offers excellent quality and a fairly large build surface at a low price. The trade-off is that it requires a bit of assembly and setup and some tweaking to get the best results. This is currently listed as the “#1 Best Seller” in 3D printers on Amazon. There’s a $42 off coupon on Amazon right now, which is a slightly bigger discount than the pre-Prime-Day sale price.
This is one of my favorite filament-based 3D printers, as it’s easy to set up and use, making it great for beginners.
I’m currently setting up to test the newer Snapmaker 2.0, which sells for north of $1,200. This original version is deeply discounted and has the same 3-in-1 features — by swapping out modules, it can be used as a 3D printer, a laser engraver and a small CNC router. Besides 3D printing, I also love laser cutting/engraving (like on the Glowforge), so I’m very excited to see this on sale.