The Formlabs Form 2 is one of the best stereo-lithography (SLA) 3D printers on the market. It uses different types of liquid resin to make incredibly detailed objects (see our review for examples). It costs about $3,500, which is about £2,400 or AU$5,000 converted.
The OWL MC2 is a super-high-end industrial 3D printer that can print objects of extremely high detail, up to 100 nanometers in resolution. It also carries an extremely high price, ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 (that's as much as £171,000 or AU$356,700).
The Raise3D 3D printer is from a startup of the same name that aims to "raise the quality of 3D printing." The Raise itself can print objects of up to 0.01 millimeter in resolution and uses more than 10 types of filament. The printer has a 7-inch touchscreen and a remote control, and can even resume the print process after a power cut. It's currently not yet available for purchase.
The Phoenix Touch 1080PDLP 3D Printer from Full Spectrum Laser 3D. The printer features precision 50-micron XY pixels and uses consumer-grade 1080P digital light projectors to cut down the cost. The company says its printer's FSL3D algorithms help reduce material usage and allow one computer to manage many 3D printers at the same time. The Phoenix Touch is slated to cost around $3,500, which is about £2,400 or AU$5,000.
The Axiom features a fully enclosed print chamber to provide a thermally stable environment, which minimizes warping for optimal print quality, especially when applied to very large 3D prints. The printer costs around $4,000, which is about £2,740 or AU$5,700.
The AIO Robotics Zeus All-In-One 3D Printer can do both 3D scanning and printing. It has a 7-inch touchscreen and is easy to use. It can scan at 125-micron resolution and print at 80-micron resolution. The printer costs $2,500, which is about £1,700 or AU$3,550.
The CubePro features the largest-in-class build platform with high resolution. It can make objects of up to 11.2x 10.6x 9.06 inches (285.4mmx270.4mmx230mm) in dimensions, about 2.5 times larger than any other desktop prosumer and hobbyist printer. The printer can reach a resolution of up to 70 microns. It's a big upgrade to 3D Systems' Cube 3. The new printer costs $2,800, which is about £1,915 or AU$4,000.
The ProJet 1200 is a micro-SLA 3D printer designed to deliver super-high-quality 3D printing. With a print volume of 43x27x150mm (1.69x1.06x5.9 inches), the ProJet 1200 prints 30 micron layers at a 585-dpi resolution resulting in fine details reflecting true-to-CAD accuracy. This printer is only made to order.
The CoLiDo Compact is another affordable 3D printer, priced at $500, which is about £340 or AU$710. The machine is very compact and can print objects of up to 5.1x5.1x 5.1 inches (13 x 13 x 13cm) in volume.