In the DIY or "Kit" category of printers, which involves printers that you put together yourself, the 3.2-foot-tall Rostock Max ($999) received a 9.1 rating and the lead position. The three other printers in the top DIY/KIT category were the Ultimaker Original+ ($1,225), The Mendel 90 ($785) and the Prusa Steel ($500).
In the Plug 'N' Play category, the Zortrax M2000 ($1,990) was ranked the best with a 9.0 rating. Also included in the top honors spot were the Beethefirst ($1,690), the Cel Robox ($1,299), and the Lulzbot Mini ($1,350).
In the "Resin" machine category, the Form 1+ 3D printer ($2,799) took the top spot for the second year in a row with an 8.4 rating, followed by the B9Creator ($3,490); There are few stereolithography machines on the market.
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