Desktop 3D printers are “compact” 3D printers that can be used in a home, school or office environment. Desktop 3D printers use a process known as additive manufacturing to create objects by layering raw materials on top of each other. We use the term “compact” when referring to desktop 3D printers loosely, as while these types of printers do not require a large and open space (they’re designed to fit on a desktop), they can often be the size of a mini-fridge or even larger.
With their relatively small size and affordable price tag, desktop 3D printers are a good fit for schools, small workspaces, office environments or other locations where space is at a premium. Desktop 3D printers typically will use a plastic filament or resin material to create objects. There are many other types of materials these printers can use, including composite materials and even metals.
Desktop 3D printers are increasingly being used in a wide variety of applications, including functional prototyping, product development, jigs/ and fixtures, tooling, medical models and even short-run production. Industries such as consumer products, automotive, manufacturing, education and medical have all implemented desktop 3D printing into their processes.
The desktop 3D printers we supply at Beckatt Solutions are professional additive manufacturing machines designed with versatility, accuracy, ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness in mind. From entry-level models for the classroom to professional-grade printers for advanced users, desktop 3D printers are an economical yet powerful tool. Regardless of your application, we have a solution to fit your 3D printing needs; contact us to find the desktop 3D printer right for you.