School buying a 3D printer? Read this!

This page is for teachers and schools looking to start 3D printing – especially elementary/primary schools and middle schools (different printers are suitable for high schools).

Over the last few years we have spent countless hours in hundreds of elementary/primary and middle schools – we’ve seen what works and what to watch out for.

We have personally tested (and own) about 20 popular and award winning 3D printers and found only a few suitable for schools.

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(Go here if you just want to skip to what we recommend as the best 3D printers for schools.)

These are the most important things you need to consider:

3DSystems Cube 3D Printer - is this the best 3D printer for my school?

Dual head, 3D Systems Cube (discontinued). A great looking printer.