This is the cheapest 3D printer in the world right now


When they first hit the scene, 3D printers were hailed as the future of printing. Fast forward to 2020 and the reality is a little different; while makers and DIY fanatics have firmly embraced 3D printing, the rest of us still consider the pursuit a little too pricey.

Easythreed is trying to change all that with its X1 mini portable FDM 3D printer.  Available for just $89.99 (£78.76/AU$149.14) using coupon code GBETDX1A, it is the cheapest 3D printer out there right now.

Gearbest ships to most territories worldwide via expedited shipping, although you may be levied additional charges and fees by customs. Exact prices will also vary region by region depending on the day’s exchange rate.

The machine comes with its own slicing software called Easyware and has a printing speed of up to 24cm per minute. It uses filament up to a diameter of 1.75mm and can build items up to 100x100x100mm.

While the X1's printing accuracy (up to 0.2mm) might put some users off, its simple assembly, one-click printing and quirky design make it an attractive proposition. 

Don’t expect it to work miracles, though. It's designed primarily for prototyping and rough 3D modelling - and, of course, affordability.