What makes this a professional 3D printer? Despite being the darling 3D printer of the maker community, the capabilities and features that the Prusa i3 MK3 offers allows it to transcend the consumer and hobbyist market. We originally teetered around with the idea of whether this machine should be labeled as a professional 3D printer or not, but ultimately, it’s just as proficient as some of the others that made it onto this list.
The prints mostly are excellent and precise. The Prusa is capable of delivering better results than machines ten times its price.
Considered the compact size of this 3D printer, the Prusa i3 MK3S provides a generous build volume of 250 x 210 x 210mm. It’s able to print with a range of industrial-grade materials, including PP, Nylon, carbon-fiber enhanced filaments, Polycarbonate and many others. While some 3D printer manufacturers have shifted their focus from the consumer market to the professional field, Josef Prusa and his team have managed to stray both lines, manufacturing a 3D printer that is affordable, easy to use and able to produce functional prototypes and parts.
Add on the reliability features like power loss protection, dead silent stepper drivers, and filament runout sensors, and you’ve got one solid machine for real work.
Common applications for this professional 3D printer? Functional prototyping, jigs and fixtures, cases and housings, engineering parts, medical, automotive, aerospace, electronics, multi-color figurines, etc.
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