Tom's Guide: Update Your List of 3d Printers

Sharpe Vil

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It's absolutely abhorrent that Tom's Guide continues to refresh the age of its guide to 3d printers despite it appearing to not have been updated in three years or more. I don't know much about current filament printers, but resin printers are currently iterating at a rapid pace, with major advancements happening multiple times a year. I keep seeing people looking to get into resin-based 3d printing getting swindled by companies trying to get rid of outdated tech because there's simply no trustworthy names out there providing comparison.

Recommending a Formlabs or Peopoly printer to a hobbyist who would need a basic overview of these printers was already laughable in 2020. These are overpriced industrial printers suitable for purchase by mid-to-large sized businesses. High quality resin printers such as the Elegoo Mars 2 and Anycubic Photon Mono are now hitting MSRPs under $200, with printers of last year's quality occasionally dipping close to $100.

The fact that this article is still showing up on things like Google Discover and feeding info years out-of-date to people is awful. If Tom's Guide isn't willing to put in the funding to test new printers, the article should be allowed to die gracefully.
 
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