Some newbies and some oldies are atop the list of most popular 3d printers for the 3rd quarter of this year.
Robo, FlashForge, XYZ Printing and Dremel are boast top sellers yet again, while a couple of 3d printers from Monoprice have moved into the top 10, according to the research service JeeQ Data.
The data compiled for the 3rd quarter of 2016 comes from two of the largest retailers in the country - BestBuy and Amazon. At BestBuy, the R1 3d printer from Robo, the Dremel Idea Builder and the Da Vinci 1.0 "All-in-One" round out the top 3 selling 3d printers respectively.
On the Amazon side of things, it's a bit of a different story. The FlashForge Creator Pro, Maker Select and Maker Select Mini (both from Monoprice) take the gold, silver and bronze for top selling 3d printers.
Notable from the Amazon data is that the online retailer sells a large amount of 3d printing pens from multiple brands, including generic Chinese models that are priced lower than the more famous 3Doodler pen.
Monoprice has burst onto the scene recently with multiple lost cost, reliable 3d printers, and ThreeD Materials has sold quite a few of them to our customers this year. According to the data from Amazon, they are the leader in market share by manufacturer for 3d printers bought on its platform. Based on our conversations with customers on a daily basis, the price of their machines is at the top of the list for reasons why this trend has appeared.
As we stated earlier this year when the Q2 data was released, the data used here does not provide a definitive guide on the best selling 3d printers worldwide, but rather part of broad picture of the American market from two major retailers. Customer reviews, marketing arrangements and inventory issues all help determine how Amazon and Best Buy showcase available 3d printers.